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Evry1hateslefties
09-09-2009, 06:25 PM
Nike's program for customizing their shoes and apparel has gone on for a few years quite successfully. They have shoes for basketball, football, baseball, running, track, and more. I personally think it's about time they start a Nike iD tennis section. Their sales would be huge; how many people on this forum would buy custom shoes??? I know I would!

Evry1hateslefties
09-09-2009, 06:29 PM
plus Adidas has started their own form of Nike iD with barricades as one of their top sellers; Melanie Oudin and Sam Querrey both wore these shoes in the US Open.

Sup2Dresq
09-09-2009, 06:30 PM
Want to start a petition?

Roger#1
09-09-2009, 06:40 PM
I would buy atleast 5 pairs right off the bat.

a-naik.1
09-09-2009, 07:01 PM
I would buy atleast 5 pairs right off the bat.

I dunno about that....

Evry1hateslefties
09-09-2009, 09:16 PM
Want to start a petition?

I'm game lol as long as it means customized nike kicks:)

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
09-09-2009, 09:24 PM
Back in 2002-2003, they had an iD option when the Nike Breathe and the Vapors came out. After that they haven't given the tennis option.

The_Question
09-10-2009, 06:27 AM
Nike do it for a reason.

Like the USO 09' Federer day Vapor VI, they don't want to give the fans that option to make one just like it. This way, they can up the price to that $200 limited edition...

Brian Purdie
09-10-2009, 11:35 AM
Nike do it for a reason.

Like the USO 09' Federer day Vapor VI, they don't want to give the fans that option to make one just like it. This way, they can up the price to that $200 limited edition...

But that's only 200 pairs at $200. I would expect them to make it worth their profit margin by offering 2000 pairs

Prostaffer
09-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Nike do it for a reason.

Like the USO 09' Federer day Vapor VI, they don't want to give the fans that option to make one just like it. This way, they can up the price to that $200 limited edition...

right. i hope you know that limited edition nikes are not exclusive to their tennis line.

there are many limited KOBE IV's out there and they are on ID. Nike simply puts a limit on the color combos most of the time so that you cannot recreate that exact colorway.

c'mon give what is one of the worlds biggest marketing companies some credit

The_Question
09-10-2009, 12:06 PM
Indeed, but it's "limited" edition, so it would sought out more in demand.

And they made more than 200 pairs...

The_Question
09-10-2009, 12:07 PM
right. i hope you know that limited edition nikes are not exclusive to their tennis line.

there are many limited KOBE IV's out there and they are on ID. Nike simply puts a limit on the color combos most of the time so that you cannot recreate that exact colorway.

c'mon give what is one of the worlds biggest marketing companies some credit

Yep, as I used to collect retro Jordans...then they hike the price to $180 for one pair...

SempreSami
09-10-2009, 12:13 PM
plus Adidas has started their own form of Nike iD with barricades as one of their top sellers; Melanie Oudin and Sam Querrey both wore these shoes in the US Open.

Not really started, they've been doing the miadidas service for years.

Aces09
09-10-2009, 12:52 PM
Nike would make a fortune, just like Adidas is making right now, if they made Custom nikes. I'd totally buy a pair or two immediately. I'd love love love to have a pair of Custom Ballistecs. I went online and made a pair of basketball shoes just out of curiosity and the process was even easier than miAdidas.

Aces09
09-10-2009, 12:56 PM
how about we all send tons of emails to the nike guys begging them to make custom Ballistecs and Vapors and maybe they'll see how popular they'd be! But we'd need alot of people to do it, it wouldn't be effective if only 5-6 of us did it.

Mochel10s
09-10-2009, 12:57 PM
When Nike ID first started they had some tennis options, even before the Breathe Frees. I'm thinking way back in the late 90's... But I could be off by a couple of years. I would like to see them bring it back!

Evry1hateslefties
09-10-2009, 05:07 PM
But that's only 200 pairs at $200. I would expect them to make it worth their profit margin by offering 2000 pairs

you are right. they dont sell nearly enough limited pairs to make any difference. theyd make much more with nike iD

Evry1hateslefties
09-10-2009, 05:09 PM
I say we start a new club: Nike iD tennis. who's in?

teckid
09-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Nike do it for a reason.

Like the USO 09' Federer day Vapor VI, they don't want to give the fans that option to make one just like it. This way, they can up the price to that $200 limited edition...


Incorrect, on many of the basketball and lifestyle shoes you can recreate limited edition colorways.

Example is the AM90, for almost a year they offered the same black, grays, and infrared (pink) colors in the custom pallet that were featured in the quickstrike releases that same year.

Prostaffer
09-10-2009, 08:14 PM
Incorrect, on many of the basketball and lifestyle shoes you can recreate limited edition colorways.

Example is the AM90, for almost a year they offered the same black, grays, and infrared (pink) colors in the custom pallet that were featured in the quickstrike releases that same year.

yes and no. infrared am90's (my fav pair i'm a shoe head too) are retro'ed every so often because they were one of the original colorways of a classic. that is why you see am95 retro'ed with the trademark grey and neon green every so often just as the am97 is with the old silver, maybe a different swoosh occasionally. that is different than being able to re-create a pair of finals, MLK, kobe's etc etc.

even when you can re-create a colorway there is usually one distinguishable feature. for instance; you can re-create home and away kobe IV's which were limited exclusives to HOH's and some niketowns but, you cannot recreate the gradient toe that some of those limited colorways had.

i still miss my NIKE ID breath free's...

hammer
09-10-2009, 10:04 PM
I say we start a new club: Nike iD tennis. who's in?

I'd say we flood their facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6530351075

Evry1hateslefties
09-11-2009, 11:27 PM
I'd say we flood their facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6530351075

im on it pronto

Aces09
09-12-2009, 08:00 AM
:-) Got em! I'll post more over the coming days and hopefully, soon, they'll announce nikeID courtballistecs and vapors.

mozzer
09-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Im not a facebook noob, but how the hell do you post on their wall LOL
I also emailed them about this a while ago and they didnt really give me a proper answer, just like "tennis shoes arent currently available to customize with nike id". Im like, thats what i just asked you...

Evry1hateslefties
09-12-2009, 11:30 AM
Im not a facebook noob, but how the hell do you post on their wall LOL
I also emailed them about this a while ago and they didnt really give me a proper answer, just like "tennis shoes arent currently available to customize with nike id". Im like, thats what i just asked you...

yeah i did the same thing we just need a hell of a lot of people you have to become a member/fan of the nike id page to post their wall

mozzer
09-12-2009, 11:35 AM
LOL i just forgot to join the group haha.

Imagine some of the mad colour schemes everyone will be making hah

Lex
09-12-2009, 11:41 AM
I would do it. I ordered a pair of the ID running shoes a few months ago. Love 'em.

I wish they had the Air Tech Challenge shoes available again. That's always been my favorite fit/feel (durability was so-so).

mcutilize
09-12-2009, 11:42 AM
I would do it. I ordered a pair of the ID running shoes a few months ago. Love 'em.

I wish they had the Air Tech Challenge shoes available again. That's always been my favorite fit/feel (durability was so-so).
they still have them u can find them all over the internet.

Lex
09-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Yep, I have a couple pair of the Air Tech's. I guess I should grab a few more.

Evry1hateslefties
09-13-2009, 08:10 PM
im thinkin they should do breathe cage II's for sure. those and the courtballistecs have the most potential in my opinion

downdaline
09-14-2009, 01:13 AM
Yeah, im in favour too.

I'd kill children for Black Vapor VIs with GOLD flywire.

TMCW140
09-14-2009, 03:15 AM
^^Nice!
I want white vapors, with red swoosh and the bit round the laces and ankles in red. White laces with silver fly wire and fit frame

pennc94
09-14-2009, 04:50 AM
What also be nice is if they offered different outsole for the tennis shoes.

They could offer both the regular hard court outsole and then also the herringbone clay court outsole too.

Evry1hateslefties
09-14-2009, 09:04 PM
All great ideas. And im in aggreance on the children killing...lol black w/ gold is sick. Nike just needs to do it!

scraps234
09-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Yeah, im in favour too.

I'd kill children for Black Vapor VIs with GOLD flywire.
o that would look soo cool let the flood begin...

logicflawed
09-15-2009, 01:03 PM
+1 for posting on NikeIDs fb page

Evry1hateslefties
09-16-2009, 08:49 PM
someone started a topic on their facebook page. lets flood that with posts too: http://www.facebook.com/edittopic.php?uid=6530351075&topic=9255&action=1&post=36558#/topic.php?uid=6530351075&topic=9255

prattle128
09-16-2009, 10:45 PM
I definitely would love this so much.

gflyer
09-17-2009, 07:25 AM
i would buy custom courtballistec 1.3 right away.

skyzoo
09-17-2009, 11:29 AM
I went on Nikeid Live chat and really Pushed Nike tennis on Id. I told them about Miadidas and they agreed. She said she would suggest it. Everyone should get on Nikeid Live chat asap

pennc94
09-17-2009, 01:45 PM
I'll try the chat.

For me it would be great if they could do (in addition to custom colors):

1. Different size and width shoes (my feet are very different); and
2. Have full herringbone clay outsole option.

For now, miadidas is the best way to go for me.

woodfield824
09-17-2009, 02:42 PM
i did it as well and was really itching at the lady telling her melanie and querrey are the stars now, they should do it for there young guns delpotro and kei nishikori rafa monfils ne1

skyzoo
09-17-2009, 03:24 PM
i did it as well and was really itching at the lady telling her melanie and querrey are the stars now, they should do it for there young guns delpotro and kei nishikori rafa monfils ne1
I say if we basically get the whole board to do this, we could see some sick kicks by the end of the year

Evry1hateslefties
09-17-2009, 09:30 PM
id say... i did it too. we just need to get a bunch of attention to this thread to get people toview it. Like i should re-title it ANA IVANOVIC NAKED!!!!! or something. that would turn heads lol

innoVAShaun
09-24-2009, 08:18 AM
Let's just face it, there will never be another Nike flagship tennis shoe that will last the market long enough to become a canvas for Nike ID.

tennismsands
09-24-2009, 11:35 AM
I would definatly die over a pair of customized Nike Air Max Court Ballisitc 1.3's!!!!!

Gorecki
09-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Let's just face it, there will never be another Nike flagship tennis shoe that will last the market long enough to become a canvas for Nike ID.

oscillates could do the trick... they are still around since 1994.. no?

skyzoo
09-24-2009, 02:46 PM
oscillates could do the trick... they are still around since 1994.. no?
Yeah i guess so, Rafa. But I think they would push an air max shoe.. no?

Roger#1
09-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Have you seen some of the basketball and running shoes they have on Nike ID? Some are just fugly and I doubt anybody buys some of the bball kicks. So I think if there is enough interest this could happen. Maybe with the new Breathe Free 2k10 they might be able to try it out with those since so many people loved the Breathe Free 2s.

innoVAShaun
09-24-2009, 05:03 PM
oscillates could do the trick... they are still around since 1994.. no?

They're no longer Nike's flagship shoes.

Evry1hateslefties
09-24-2009, 09:13 PM
I think they would definitely consider it with the air max series, either court ballistec or the new breathe frees

Gorecki
09-24-2009, 11:30 PM
Yeah i guess so, Rafa. But I think they would push an air max shoe.. no?

proly...

They're no longer Nike's flagship shoes.

you got a point there...

forehand2theface
09-25-2009, 11:39 AM
how do you do the chat on nike id? I would kill for BC 2's in a yellow, blue colorway

forehand2theface
09-25-2009, 11:56 AM
nevermind I just put my word in

Evry1hateslefties
09-25-2009, 10:44 PM
all we need is more people; the more that post on their page, the more of a chance we will have of success.

TMCW140
09-26-2009, 02:30 AM
Anyone any good with Photoshop? Would love to see a few mock ups.

phishua
09-27-2009, 03:42 AM
Count me in as someone that would like some customized Nikes.

HeadPro
09-27-2009, 06:45 AM
of course i would, who wouldnt??!

Evry1hateslefties
09-27-2009, 08:53 AM
Flood The Nike Id Facebook Page

Noveson
09-27-2009, 10:54 AM
Hah I posted on it

Strut99GT
09-27-2009, 06:23 PM
The ability to buy offset-size left/right tennis shoes on Nike ID would be AWESOME.

remrusty
09-28-2009, 05:21 AM
i would order a couple pairs, even though i live in australia, and we have to use a parcel forwarding service to get them. just incase you are watching nike

Shellovic
09-29-2009, 05:40 AM
if the nike ID club starts, i'm definitely in!
let me know

Nadal_R
09-29-2009, 08:24 AM
I sent e-mail to Nike about NikeID for tennis shoes and they answered:
Thank you for your e-mail and your interest in Nike products.

We will introduce the Tennis products in the near future on the NIKEiD web site.

With kindest regards,
Nike Customer Service

10ACE
09-29-2009, 08:29 AM
I sent e-mail to Nike about NikeID for tennis shoes and they answered:
Thank you for your e-mail and your interest in Nike products.

We will introduce the Tennis products in the near future on the NIKEiD web site.

With kindest regards,
Nike Customer Service



Promising. I wonder if the 255 studio in NYC will get them, that would be even better, so many options. Hmm I think it's now 21 Mercer.

crazy swinger
09-29-2009, 11:09 AM
I think they mean by the near future that it is going to take a couple of years. Dont get me wrong, I really want there to be tennis NikeID and I hope we will see it soon.

Shellovic
09-29-2009, 11:41 AM
It is hopeful. But I also think, just like crazy swinger, that it is going to take a while (to my great disappointment).

forehand2theface
09-29-2009, 03:42 PM
whenever it becomes available i can't wait

Aces09
09-29-2009, 05:24 PM
I can't wait 'till they release the NikeID ballistecs, I've made like, 10 different Barricade V's on the miadidas site. I cannot wait to make custom ballistecs. The NikeID customization process is really really fun and easy.

innoVAShaun
09-30-2009, 03:44 AM
Question is: How much would we all be willing to pay? $140? $150?

I thought $120 was a lot back then to spend on my NikeID Breathe Free IIs.

Prostaffer
09-30-2009, 10:28 AM
usually it's only 10 bucks more over retail for nikeID. so if you really like a shoe, and want a certain colorway i think that's more than fair.

Evry1hateslefties
10-03-2009, 03:56 PM
i honesly think this would be the biggest hit on Nike iD. i sent a letter a few month back in 2008 and they said they werent thinking about doing it at any time in the near future i'm in the process of sending a hand-written one to try and add a more personal heart-felt tone to it. I hope it works!!

Prostaffer
10-03-2009, 04:27 PM
the funny thing about nike is i'm sure they don't sell as many tennis shoes as basketball, lifestyle, casual e.t.c....

but i'd love for them to put these on NIKEID but list them under a category other than tennis. I bet you'd get more sales, just because people dismiss these awesome designs as "TENNIS" shoes.

Evry1hateslefties
10-06-2009, 07:24 PM
the funny thing about nike is i'm sure they don't sell as many tennis shoes as basketball, lifestyle, casual e.t.c....

but i'd love for them to put these on NIKEID but list them under a category other than tennis. I bet you'd get more sales, just because people dismiss these awesome designs as "TENNIS" shoes.

definitely agreed. one of my friends bought ballistecs in yellow/black because he thought they looked cool. he doesnt play tennis at all!

forehand2theface
10-07-2009, 12:07 PM
i think if i got a chance to make a custom pair they would be like the yellow u.s open ones except the second stripe would be yellow and everything black would be blue

forehand2theface
10-07-2009, 12:13 PM
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo194/forehand2theface/Untitled.jpg
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo194/forehand2theface/cbs.jpg

some examples (negative pictures)

Tankari
10-07-2009, 06:55 PM
< 5 minutes in MS Paint:
http://i36.tinypic.com/2vx0gpg.jpg

King_roger
10-07-2009, 10:32 PM
I sent e-mail to Nike about NikeID for tennis shoes and they answered:
Thank you for your e-mail and your interest in Nike products.

We will introduce the Tennis products in the near future on the NIKEiD web site.

With kindest regards,
Nike Customer Service



Well, that are great news indeed! :D

forehand2theface
10-08-2009, 03:41 PM
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo194/forehand2theface/NMACBP-big.jpg

photoshop magic

Evry1hateslefties
10-11-2009, 02:41 PM
I am officially starting the "I want nike id tennis shoes" club:
Members: to be determined...

Roger#1
10-11-2009, 04:16 PM
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo194/forehand2theface/Untitled.jpg

some examples (negative pictures)

DUDE. Those are exactly the same colors I would use to make some ballistecs and vapors. They would look soo sick. This needs to happen ASAP.

remrusty
10-13-2009, 03:10 AM
i photoshoped a few a while ago in this link http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=264311&page=2