NIKE Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RFX45, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. deejaysoy

    deejaysoy Senior member

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    yeah those 17s were dope. Totally hear you about the $200 price tag and that's prolly why they sat on the shelves at Champs. Before that the Foamposites changed the game at $180.
     


  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    i had the og foams and one day i looked at them and realized how hideous they were, damn comfortable at the time though

    element shield jacket got marked down to 94, i'd probably cop on further discount but the loden one which i was thinking of didn't get discounted for some reason

    poncho and cape are so good for wimminz
     
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  3. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    That was when sneaker buying was at its purist form. No one lined up for anything and everything eventually made it to a sale. You just buy what you like.

    I think these joints were the original game changer. Retail was $160, which was more than the Jordans, and Foamposites weren't out yet.

    http://counterkicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Nike-Air-Max-Uptempo-97-600x342.jpg

    I still like the bulky and weird look of the Foams :foo:
     


  4. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Yes they were.
     


  5. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    They were out in 1996? I thought they came out in 1997.
     


  6. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I still sort of want a XVIIs briefcase just to have it.
     


  7. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Nevermind I misread what you were saying.
     
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  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    i loved those max uptempos, i had the blue and white ones with the big air spelled out on the side :lol:

    in 88 i think it was, there were these air crosstrainers of some type can't remember the name but they were white with pink or infrared that i wanted so bad i literally thought of them every day and this one kid always had the freshest kicks including those

    i imagined how comfy they were all the time :eek:
     


  9. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Jet, I think you're taking about these:
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    That was Pippens joints for the 96 Olympics. I think they were like $130 or 140. The one I posted was the shoe he wore the following season.

    I had to cop them when they got retroed because I never got them in the 5th grade.
     


  10. deejaysoy

    deejaysoy Senior member

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    Those were another game changer. Uptempos Fall of 96 and the foams were spring of 97 when Jason Terry helped AZ win the national title.

    Fond memories of the More Uptempos.. Shoes I wore when I first grabbed the rim. Oh wow.. memory lane.
     


  11. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I wish I picked these up when they were on heavy discount. Favorite Pennys of all time. Prices are outrageous nowadays. By the look of how they kept the Penny line going until today, I think they will do the same with Kobe and Lebron. Man, I don't even know how this sector will look like in 20 years with all of the re-retros and new lines for up and coming stars.

    http://5.kicksonfire.net/wp-content...-air-penny-ii-black-white-varsity-royal-1.jpg
     
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  12. ChasingBobby

    ChasingBobby Senior member

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    it stops after XVI....anything else was after was terrible.


    I remember buying the Uptempos through Eastbay catalog via phone for $60....every coloryway available...

    as for the foamposites...idk how people can play ball in them..stiff and heavy..never was a fan
     
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  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    those were the ones, loved the uptempo series hated the pennys

    now find me those crosstrainers, they were mids and one of the first with visible air
     


  14. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I was born in 85, bro. Those were a bit before my time. Haha.
     


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    Akeem Senior member

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    only uptempo's that I liked were the air max uptempo from 1995/1996. great looking in every color way.
     


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