Are Rafa limited edition shoes ment too look so

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  1. Born to play

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    I'm buying these but when I look at the back of the shoes, the Rafa logo is waded, ironic is that it also looks like this with another seller. Can you say whether your's looks like this as well or not
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    PS: if not do you think I'll be able to remove it with a black marker and whether I can colour the black parts of the top of the shoe so it looks just Rafa's, I've succeeded before but don't know whether I'll do again
     
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  2. nalvarado

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    Hmm. I never knew my pair said rafa on the back. I'd check but I did not bring them to my dorm.
     
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  3. Born to play

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    No because there were 2 versions, the ordinary and the limited edition glow balestics, only 200 were made
     
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  4. sports4eva115

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    yeah its supposed to look like that, mine does
     
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    Oh ok, do you mind posting pics
     
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    There were more than 200 made of the Nadal "glow in darks". They were on sale at the Open 2010, plus they could be phone ordered @ NTNY. Then after the Open they were in several stores in NYC.
    The whole '200' thing was a rumor that the resellers are trying to push but there was nothing official. Bound to be more than 1000 out there.
    Grand Central Racquet had them for a while, for example:

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  7. Born to play

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    I understand, but are those shoes ment too look so
     
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    Can we still get those? They look awesome...
     
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  9. hugree

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    Of course it should be this way! That's the way Nike designed this pair to indicate the glow-in-the-dark feature. Removing it would be a blasphemy :)
     
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    what in the world is "are those shoes ment too look"?
     
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    Look at Rafa bull loho, it's waded. Weird since this shoe is new, but I have seen other pairs on the bay look a bit waded as well, you know, the Bull logo on the back. Are all the shoes that were for sale's bull loho waded a bit
     
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    Those are courtbalistecs from a few years ago (2010 as previous poster said). The faded look is probably due to the lighting.

    ment = meant
     
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    Are you sure, how come other sellers shoes had authenthic wade spots
     
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    What the heck is "Waded"??
     
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    I think he means "faded".
     
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    Yeah sorry, my stupid I-pad correction is set on dutch
     
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  17. kimguroo

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    I have the shoes and bull logo is the same as pictures above.
    it's authentic one.
    Even though glow-in dark is not that bright but it is still one of the best shoes in terms of idea.
    the bull logo is not Glow-in dark material so Nike might decided the logo with glow-in dark effect bull logo design.
    Since Bull logo is printed, you can easily erase the bull logo with rubbing alcohol but you can remove the letter "RAFA"
     
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    So your's is faded as well, and you haven't done anything against it either but it the faded spots are authentic? Right?
     
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    Who cares whether a silly logo is faded or not? Your supposed to wear the damn things to play tennis in, not let them sit a a box and micro-analyze the silly logo. Jeesh!
     
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    I think he was just worried about the shoes he wants to buy being fake... but yes all the glow in the dark ones are like that. I gave mine to my brother for his birthday but I remember the back being like that. I agree with kimguroo, its probably nike's way of making the glow int eh dark effect!
     
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    OK cool so I'll buy them for 385 $, shippings included, but do you think I can still remove the faded spot or will look cool for clow in the dark
     
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    you pay $385 and wear it:confused:
    if you want to wear it, just get regular shoes.
    I might get at least 6 pairs of warranty shoes for that money so with warranty, it's 12 pairs hahaha.

    if you only want to remove glow effect area in bull logo, it will be very hard to do it unless you want to remove entire bull logo.
    if you want to collect the shoes, leave as it is.
     
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    I say don't mess with them. They are a cool limited edition shoe, I don't know why you'd want to change them.
     
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  24. UnLeaDED_GaSoLiNE™

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    I'd say, don't mess with them coz you cant undo it once its done, nobody really cares about the logo anyway. I have the regular version of that shoe which was not glow in the dark, hade nike at the heel and swoosh on side instead of the nadal logo. I bought it from a euro website for about $120, still haven't used them, but I do love to look at them from time to time.
     
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    I'm going to buy one that is 5 sizes over sized but I have the shoe maker make a print of my foot so it I can put a time of elasting thing made for my foot in the shoe so I can buy any size. This one is new with box and costs 235 shipping to NL included, much better
     
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    5 sizes over? wtf?
     
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    Yeah, They made a type of elastic foot print of my feet, turned it into a elastic sole that is by visible that I can put into the shoe, just like custom made, tried it on other shoe, feel great
     
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    No offense in anyway, but your crazy...
     
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    Reading with interest - but wow this is one of the more bizarre threads ever.......OP sounds like he's anal 10 yr old.
     
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    OP sounds like the kind of guy who pays $2k for 287s on the Bay.
     
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  31. Born to play

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    Guys was just kidding
    Sounded funny in my head
     
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    Hi guys found these, can you tell whether they are limited version or not
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    It's a retail version. The color code is 301 instead of 300.
     
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  34. Born to play

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    What do you mean with retail version, so it does not say Rafa, ps I sent you an mail, please reply
     
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    yes retail means no bull logo and no glow in teh dark... and please dont bother kimguroo with emails if he already said he doesnt want to sell..
     
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    No we made a deal that he can contact me when ever he wants, i'm not bothering him, infact I have find juniors who want to be sponsored by his brand
     
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