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***Finally an Official Baller sneaker thread ($300 minimum)***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    Except these are significantly higher quality. Like, on another level. They have the same "lines" but the finished result is completely different. I'll let the man tell it himself:

    H: One of Hender Scheme’s most popular series, the Manual Industrial Products, was launched not long after the brand’s creation. How did this concept come about?

    RK: Our homage line aims to focus on the production processes of recreating those designs. We perceive the meaning of sneakers as manufactured products, but Hender Scheme purposely (dares to) makes the same looking sneakers with a different production process using handmade techniques. The idea for our design is to show the differences in appearances when produced by different means.

    Sneakers are originally made as manufactured products, but when crafted by means of Hender Scheme’s handmade production techniques they are given distinctiveness. The individuality of each craftsman’s engagement in different stages creates an expression in each leather product – making them unique and unlike anything produced from mass manufactured products.

    With this design approach going against people’s notion of discarding sneakers when they become old, we have expressed the essence of ‘aging leather’ using tanned cowhide. By utilizing vegetable tanning on cowhide, wearing out a pair of sneakers develops its own style and is a way to enjoy the characteristics of leather. Exchanging soles is possible, so you’d be able to wear the same pair for a long while.

    Source: http://havenshop.ca/intel/hender-scheme-a-conversation-with-ryo-kashiwazaki/
     
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  2. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    why buy margielas when you can buy gats
     
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  3. Callusing

    Callusing Well-Known Member

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    Seriously.
    Seriously. I'd be willing to pay a hefty price for shoes that look like this after 8 months:
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    And there ain't many other shoes out there that can give you that.
     
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  4. Dbear

    Dbear Well-Known Member

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    Do people really think that looks good?
     
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  5. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Well-Known Member

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    I honestly wouldn't want the HS to darken at all. which I know is pretty much impossible, so that saves me $1000
    dont like the black ones
     
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  6. rufiorufiorufio

    rufiorufiorufio Well-Known Member

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    if they had an AJ3 silhoette in that nude leather or hell black or oxblood.


    wooooooooooooooooooo
     
  7. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    I hope you're being sarcastic. Those look like shit and HS fucking sucks. But sheep will be sheep.
     
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  8. BBSLM

    BBSLM Well-Known Member

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    high-quality shit.
     
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  9. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    I'm uncomfortable with this idea that everything "manufactured" lacks distinction.
     
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  10. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    I do [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  11. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    what the fuck does this even mean? seriously, what the hell are you talking about? how can you be a "sheep" about something as fucking obscure as Hender Scheme? people with different tastes than you aren't sheep. and I think the darkened natural leather looks bad too, but this is so stupid.
     
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  12. stevent

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    Cost for HS isn't too bad if you proxy from Japan, and leather used will be significantly better than the crap used on most baller sneakers anyways. And a "real" shoe construction method not really offered on sneakers

    Wish there was an white option as not really a fan of how they darken neither
     
  13. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    If they are so high quality, then why do all my Jordan beaters look to be in WAY better shape than those HS posted on this page?

    I don't buy into the argument that these are high quality because they are handmade in Japan, and I find that to be a very old and tired argument. Hence my comment.
     
  14. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Corrected grain leather vs full grain

    Glue job vs goodyear welted

    Not sure how it could be any clearer? Looks are subjective
     
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  15. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    Sure. Whatever helps you justify them.

    Enjoy your $1,200 piece of shit AF1/Stan Smith/Jordan IV knockoffs.
     
  16. Fycus

    Fycus Well-Known Member

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    JP retail is much lower, this argument is stupid
     
  17. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    I've actually handled Hender Scheme. Quality is awesome. Shut up.
     
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  18. Murasame

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    Im guessing it means that everyone is probably only going to buy either the shitty AF1 model or the shitty jordan 4 model LOL,
    but who cares its all good different strokes for different folks.
     
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    I don't think I've seen someone so angry about other people liking a pair of shoes before.
     
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  20. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    the black af1 looks better than real af1s
     
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