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

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

  1. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    That is a little impressive.
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Ha ha. Because I don't spend my free time watching reruns of How To Make It in America?

    OK, so if I promise to rein in my post count, you guys will retract your claws? Truce?
     
  3. fntm

    fntm Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's just the timing with other members along with the sneaker thread or a sneaker thread will just not work but this just seems like it's going nowhere fast.

    Oh well, since it's all gone to shit here's another pair of sneakers I wore this weeked.

    [​IMG]

    *puts flame suit on*

    really liking these

    Robert has been here 23 months, silly jet. [​IMG]
     
  4. jet

    jet Senior member

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    lol im stuck in 09
     
  5. Robert

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    RX, those definitely are growing on me. I might have to hunt those down for meself.
     
  6. Listi

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    Hey, come on. I like baller sneakers too! I'm not going to automatically like them just because they're in this thread, but I have liked some of what I've seen. I'm sure if you've got an open mind, you probably like some cheaper sneakers, too.
    I like some cheaper sneakers, sure: [​IMG] Shape looks odd from that angle, but it's really not: [​IMG] But most of the ones that have been posted I don't like.
     
  7. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Listi Senior member

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    Indeed, Albin.
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    By "worst leather," how so? (And no, Teger, I'm not asking because of the cheap price...)

    The color flakes. Very easily. It's corrected grain leather of the worst sort. Essentially, the color is applied by applying a thin coat of painting on a piece of shit leather. The only consolation one should take is that I've seen the Cole-Haan wingtips at Nordstroms for $225 that were made out of leather that essentially looked like plastic. Actual plastic.

    Good, aniline dyed leather, top grain leather holds a great patina and will age well. And no, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Vasque Sundowner boots are semi-technical boots made with more gegaws than any pair of sneakers I have, and they cost under $200.
     
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    ^Just saw the same thing, Cole Haan wise, at Holts. Insanely whack, especially sitting right next to the Lobbs they just started stocking this season (not the greatest Lobbs, but still crushing everything else on their rack including the Tom Fords).
     
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    Listi, do you have those tan Albins? Wish I could've found those in my size. In any case I have a pair of the white wrinkled patents coming my way.
     
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    The color flakes. Very easily. It's corrected grain leather of the worst sort. Essentially, the color is applied by applying a thin coat of painting on a piece of shit leather. The only consolation one should take is that I've seen the Cole-Haan wingtips at Nordstroms for $225 that were made out of leather that essentially looked like plastic. Actual plastic.

    Good, aniline dyed leather, top grain leather holds a great patina and will age well. And no, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Vasque Sundowner boots are semi-technical boots made with more gegaws than any pair of sneakers I have, and they cost under $200.


    I see. Thanks.
     
  13. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Indeed, Albin.

    I'm digging those.
     
  14. Wu Dynasty

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    I still want a pair of metallic raf astronaut hi-tops.
     
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    i would get them in other colors but this was pretty nice
    [​IMG]

    those lanvins are from aw 07 i believe. they are incredible in that runway pic.

    thinking about copping these but they are 1200 msrp.
    [​IMG]
     
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    just put in offer on black rafs on ebay. thanks for the tip jdmay
     
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    [​IMG] What do people think of the new rick dunks? Slightly sleeker, less bulky. It kinda reminds me of the Scion xB, when it changed form the original box design to the new rounder one; the idea's still there, but it's kinda half assed. Black w/ white sole ones can be seen in the back, as well.
     
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    i was just told by a seller that a lanvin 8 in a pair of black patent high tops would fit me as a 10.5. is sizing that different across models/seasons?
     
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    robert stfu you're 45 years old and apparently haven't learned that people can spend their money how they desire. you desire to buy 50000 ugly items from j crew while sq4u buys 2 pairs of lanvins on deep discount. also if were 45 and didn't have $200 in disposable income i'd probably kill myself. fyi.
    hahaha

    Also I'm pretty sure Brobert is like 55.

    Ive been wearing PF Flyer Albins, Chucks, and Raf by Raf sneakers alot lately.
     
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    i was just told by a seller that a lanvin 8 in a pair of black patent high tops would fit me as a 10.5. is sizing that different across models/seasons?
    I damn well hope not.
     

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