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Yeah I am not sure that is how I would define the word gimmick. Just because it is hyped doesn't mean it is a gimmick. The shoe was initially just a cheap casual shoes with a design that appealed to people (surprisingly, Kunk even liked them), a shoe which really has no new tech or any specific sports to promote it as that makes it a "gimmick". The new Lebrons that cost $200+ that has some chip that calculates how high you jump, that's a gimmick. A flyknit material or lunarlon sole, even though great techs, I consider a gimmick because it is promoted as such and that is what Nike used as a selling point.

I would call the shoes "hyped" than a gimmick. Roshes were cheap pair of casual shoes and it actually went on deep discount ($40 at Nordstrom Racks) and that is really how people got into it and it just snowballed from there. The shoe was hyped because it became harder and harder to find because people started snatching them up once it hit the shelves and with the retail of $70, people had no problem buying several pairs since it is a bargain in comparison to retro Jordans & Nike that starts at $150+. But now, Roshe are pretty common, you can walk into plenty of shoes stores and get them, hell Macys has plenty of pairs in FSR.

So yeah, I would say the is not a gimmick at all as it promised nothing that got people to buy the shoe.
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Yeah I am not sure that is how I would define the word gimmick. Just because it is hyped doesn't mean it is a gimmick. The shoe was initially just a cheap casual shoes with a design that appealed to people (surprisingly, Kunk even liked them), a shoe which really has no new tech or any specific sports to promote it as that makes it a "gimmick". The new Lebrons that cost $200+ that has some chip that calculates how high you jump, that's a gimmick. A flyknit material or lunarlon sole, even though great techs, I consider a gimmick because it is promoted as such and that is what Nike used as a selling point.

I would call the shoes "hyped" than a gimmick. Roshes were cheap pair of casual shoes and it actually went on deep discount ($40 at Nordstrom Racks) and that is really how people got into it and it just snowballed from there. The shoe was hyped because it became harder and harder to find because people started snatching them up once it hit the shelves and with the retail of $70, people had no problem buying several pairs since it is a bargain in comparison to retro Jordans & Nike that starts at $150+. But now, Roshe are pretty common, you can walk into plenty of shoes stores and get them, hell Macys has plenty of pairs in FSR.

So yeah, I would say the is not a gimmick at all as it promised nothing that got people to buy the shoe.

that's fair, but to be clear, I used 'gimmick' pretty generically previously

generally, I'd define gimmick as extrinsic value (sales) devoid of intrinsic value (features, design).

roshes seem to fall into that category
post #4083 of 8023
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But it also matched the price though, retail is $70 but they were going for $40 and even less in some occasions. Now that the market is crowded with stock again, it'll start hitting those sales prices again. I still think $70 is a fair price for the shoe though.

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generally, I'd define gimmick as extrinsic value (sales) devoid of intrinsic value (features, design).

To me, I still think it has to be advertised otherwise for it to be a gimmick. I mean if you consider design as an intrinsic value, then the appeal to people due to it's look means it isn't lacking in that department, not to mention that plenty of people found the shoe to be very comfortable. Most who bought the shoes actually like or love how the shoe looks and feels. A good example are Snows fit with the shoe, he gets plenty of compliments on it and he'd easily recommend it to everyone simply on comfort alone.

I mean the same could be said about a pair of chucks, no? I'd say Roshe has it beat in the comfort department at least with a much newer sole/mid-sole in comparison to chucks decade old sole. Not sure you can exactly call a generic pair of chucks gimmicky, MMM painted chucks for $300+, now that's a gimmick.
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Roshe just feels like Nike's answer to the quick & cheap replacement shoes like Tom's, Vans, Converse. They aren't something I'd go out of my way to look at but the way people are addicted to getting new colorways, it makes all the sense in the world that they'd come out with something of such simple construction.

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I love my pair of Roshes

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Roshe just feels like Nike's answer to the quick & cheap replacement shoes like Tom's, Vans, Converse. They aren't something I'd go out of my way to look at but the way people are addicted to getting new colorways, it makes all the sense in the world that they'd come out with something of such simple construction.

Exactly how I feel. Can't see myself ever owning a pair but I can understand the appeal.
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this isn't really a testament to nike quality (we suck, so when we fail, just give a shout)

as it were, think the roshes are more gimmick than reality, so not too surprised at faulty quality
Was it suppose to be a testament? We all know Nike is about marketing than anything.

I just put that out there so guys don't have to feel completely out of luck when their months old shoes fall to pieces and are out of good money.
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Roshe just feels like Nike's answer to the quick & cheap replacement shoes like Tom's, Vans, Converse. They aren't something I'd go out of my way to look at but the way people are addicted to getting new colorways, it makes all the sense in the world that they'd come out with something of such simple construction.

 

Agreed...I test fitted the Roshe and honestly...not a fan whatsoever...no padding around the toe area and def. not made for running...I can feel my toe poking thru that fabric...

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I love my pair of Roshes

not knocking anyone for liking them, very simple shape, pretty easy on the eyes. I won't rule out getting a pair if I come across a color I like at a decent price. 

post #4091 of 8023
My favorite pick up this year and Def great for the Autumn season!

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tried the tech pants locally and wow, they looked really bad on me....

 

XL was super baggy uptop, looked like those drop crotch pants.

 

L was had a really small leg opening, looked like tights from the knee down.

 

Ill stick with the hoodie i got from the original release. ps im 6 foot 3, 195pounds

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Picked up some Nike Lunarspeed + on sale to replace my Nike Frees.

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