CB 3.3 Warranty Countdown **ShOcKing PhOtOs**

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  1. JoelDali

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    These shoes along with the Thorlo L3 have cured my year long battle with the evil foot pain God of Plantar. I guess the CB 2.3 were the culprit all along.

    Last night I played 3 sets with no pain for the first tme in over a year and was not limping afterwards.

    The CB 3.3 are simply the best.

    Anyhoo, here are the souls after 25 hours of play on Newbury Park deco turf and JP Paulsen's indoor hard tru court.

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  2. mathieu

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    Terrible durability. You should be through in about 5 more hours.
     
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  3. jkang909

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    theyre definitely still good enough to play with for a few more days... but i always had bad experiences with traction and durability with nike tennis shoes
     
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  4. JoelDali

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    For $65 a pair I'm sold. Warrantys make me hoeknee.
     
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    You got a couple more weeks out of those babies. I'll admit though, these shoes weren't the most durable shoes, but I love them so.
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    They are more precious than Mirka's favorite diamonds that LubeCheck(tm) gave her when they departed eachother's arms forever.
     
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    It might pull a 2.3 and be a terrible amount of rubber after you go through the tread...
     
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  8. tennisnoob3

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    how would you compare 2.3 to these so far in durability?
     
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  9. kimguroo

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    these pics came from joel's previous thread and he said used about 40 hours.
    I guess new cb 3.3 is 1/4 less durable than cb 2.3

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    Any insight on how you can get them for $65?
     
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  11. kimguroo

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    I think the price includes replacement of warranty shoes or voucher.
    Actually, nike employees can get those prices but nike employees are excluded from 6 month outsole warranty so basically same price.
     
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  12. JoelDali

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    I havnt answered the 2.3 question because I'm not sure yet.

    I do feel that possibly I'm tearing through the 3.3 quicker. But, I've been playing on really rough hardcourts with them.

    1 pair $125
    1 warranty pair free

    = $65 a pair after shipping.
     
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    These are so much better. The sole doesn't go smooth.
     
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  14. JoelDali

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    Popped the cherry.

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  15. argentinagang

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    whats great about these shoes compared to 2.3 warranty is it actually opens the rubber instead of the 2.3 tread which lasts one hour on the court and then it takes so much longer to break them on flat smooth no traction rubber. the cb 3.3 seems to still maintain some ridges and bumps so still not that smooth! thats great! good job nike GSOAT after break in i believe!
     
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    I hate carpet courts :(

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  17. JoelDali

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    These shoes blow the 2.3 away.

    No comparison.

    None.

    GSOAT.

    I love these shoes so damn much. With the Thorlos I have found heaven.

    Saw a guy last night with the Rafa AO open outfit and 3.3 and I have to say he looked damn cool...great looking kit in person.
     
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  18. argentinagang

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    yes!

    i have two pairs of Cb 3.3s great shoes indeed!
    White/red and black/yellow
    However the black i believe is a better color.

    I also have the rival of the shoes the Barricade 6.0s
    Which i believe to be tight in comparison they are great fitting and have i believe probably a better durability than a 3.3. These thoughts are all in my opinion.

    However the stability and comfortability that the 3.3 after being broken in is just out of this world. Such a well fitted shoe. I use all types of socks dress socks, Adidas Climacool, Nike Dri-fit, Underarmour and the shoe still feels great!:)
     
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  19. JoelDali

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    2 more hours of doubles...

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  20. kimguroo

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    so which one has better durability? 2.3 or 3.3?
    what was total hours of playing time for both shoes?
     
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  21. JoelDali

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    Its tough to say Kim.

    I'm a toe dragger and the 3.3 are not showing as much wear as a 2.3. They are much sturdier for toe draggers.

    I think the sole is about the same. I've been playing on a pretty rough hardcourt this winter so they are wearing down quicker than the summer clay

    All of this doesn't matter. With a warranty they are 2 for 1.

    And they fit so well I'd pay 150 for them.

    They have made my plantar disappear. The 2.3 were the problem all along. I hate to admit that after calling them gsoat for a year. :)
     
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  22. argentinagang

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    What ever happened to the sole? Did it wear out quickly? As you stopped positing pictures, unfortunately.
     
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  23. JoelDali

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    I'm taking them to Niketown NYC right now to see if they will warranty them for me.

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    Just got home from Niketown.

    She gave me all my $ back to my credit card for warranty return shoes ($130)

    Gave me a 20% off coupon good for 2 hours.

    So I got another pair of GSOATs for $104

    Pure Nike Love, best class shoe company. Love Roger, love Nike, love CB 3.3 master best class.

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    Were you wearing a GHOAT on your trip to Nike Town?
     
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    I wore the white Berdych GHOAT.

    I told the dopey dude in the tennis section that these were wrought form the fingertips of God and that they were the GHOAT. I told him they can't be bought anywhere and how special they are.

    He looked at me like I was a moronick jackass.

    No one understands the magical power of the GHOAT.
     
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    But WE, the members of the Fellowship of the GHOAT, understand.
    That is all that matters....
     
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  28. nicolaisidek

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    what happens to returned shoes? Are they recycled?
     
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  29. Pocky

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    what's ghoat?
     
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    :lol:

    Pocky - GHOAT = Greatest Hat Of All Time
     
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    It means ghost in Niketennis language. Like a ghost, these are rarely seen, but one major difference is that the GHOATs are far scarier in person. These things wield truly awesome power, and if used correctly, could bring an end to the world as we know it. Case in point: Wimbly 2010. John Isner wins longest ever match finishing 70-68 in the fifth, and Tomas Berdych defeats the GOAT. Take a guess at what hats they were wearing.

    Ever since the rumors of Milos going to GSWCOAT Nikke, I've been having nightmares about the inevitable melding of the two greatest forces in the universe if FutureGOAT (FGOAT) Raonic was to get hold of one. It would be like Arthur pulling the sword from the stone in terms of epicness. Just imagine:

    Beaverton, Oregon
    Rain beat furiously at the glass as lightning cut the sky with a flash. The storm brewed outside as baby faced 21 year old Milosh contemplated the past year. It had been good - 4th round of the Australian Open, 3rd round French Open, Semis of the US Open, and the best result by far, Wimbledon Runner up. Now at a career high ranking of 9, the young man could almost feel destiny bringing him closer to the sweet bosom of a slam win. His peers still had a long way to go before they would catch him, and now he was snapping at the heels of the big guns. Dreams of slam glory would soon become a reality, and all those years spent training high in the mountains with the legendary PetrosGOAT would finally pay off. But there was still one final step to take before starting along the path to GOATdom. He turned to face the men sitting behind him - they stood in an attempt to better hear the giant's voice.
    "Gentlemen, we meet today in an attempt to come to some sort of agreement, yes?"
    The suits nodded and stuttered their approval - for many of them this was the first time they had met the boy, and understandably the GOATness of him was intimidating.
    CEO Mark Parker spoke,
    "Milosh, we're so happy you've decided to come to us first. We've been admirers of you for quite some time, and we believe you can become a real legend of the game. Greater, even, than those who have gone before you..."
    Parker let this last statement sink in. He could see the same self assured confidence in the eyes of Milos he'd seen in Roger and Rafael - that of a true champion. It was there in Grigor, he just had to find his inner self before beginning his journey to SemiGOATness, and then maybe challenging the GOATbythen, MightyMilos. He had seen shadows of it in Donald Duck, but it had disappeared whence he saw him last. Whilst he thought back to those meetings, Milosh stood unmoving, focused intently on Parker - he continued,
    "So, in light of what we've already seen, and what we think you can achieve, I'm going to make an offer that someone of your age is not likely to turn down. A lifetime deal, with a bonus for every slam win, and for reaching number one, that would be - "
    Raonik cut in.
    "Mark, I'm going to stop you there. I have no desire for material goods, and thus money is meaningless in this discussion."
    Milosh turned away from the suits, and stared again at the storm gathering outside. Strained whispers and jabs ran through them as they struggled to comprehend what Milosh had just said. Parker said nothing, and let the young man continue,
    "I desire one thing, and one thing only. And I think you know what that is, Mark." Miloss turned and fixed his gaze upon Parker, his eyes burrowing into his soul. Parker whimpered as another lightning bolt lit up the sky like the 4th of July (rhymeGOAT).
    "Fine. You can have it. But know this. You cannot control what it does or wants. It may give you everything you think you want, but it can just as easily take it all away. Big Berd could only control it for a few months, and look at what it did to him. 1ST ROUND loss. To Michael Llllllodra. On his best surface. And John? Well, let me tell you that the reason he lost the next day wasn't exhaustion from the tennis. It was from wearing that damn h-"
    "ENOUGH!"
    A voice boomed across the room, as the suits fell to their knees. GOAT was here.
    "I heard whispers across the land that a deal was in the making. Is this so Mark?"
    Parker knelt before the GOAT,
    "Only if my humble lord decrees it. I have seen in my dreams what this man can become. He will be truly great."
    The GOAT raised a perfectly manicured eyebrow
    "Truly great? Whilst I sense a great deal of confusion inside him, the GOATness is certainly there. I will allow him to sign, but on one condition."
    "What is it my Lord?" Parker stammered
    "No GOAT PJ'd Vapors."
    "Certainly your graciousness."
    Parker stood to address his underlings,
    "No PJ'd Vapors. This is the word of the GOAT. Thanks be to GOAT."
    The suits stood and made the sign of the RF upon their chest as Milosh was escorted from the room by Parker. The GOAT took one last look at Milosh and sighed before flying off into the distance.
    Further and further they went, down into the depths of Nike. Past the marketing teams who created Rafael and Andre, past the waiter who had been tipped a dollar, and down into the very heart of the Nike. In front of the men stood a small door.
    "Only true GOATs or GOATSinwaiting can access this part of the cavern. We had to steal back Petros' trophies to gain access for Big Berd and Eyesner. You must use the GOAT weapon gifted to you by God Laver to enter."
    Milosh gathered himself, and unleashed his service motion, in full GOATglory. Parker screamed, and fell back,
    "My eyes! My eyes!" The GOATness was too much for him.
    The door opened, and Raonich crawled through. There, upon the supple breasts of an angel, was perched the GHOAT. In pure white at first, but changing to match outfit, mood and GOATness on the day, it sat, calling out to him. He reached out and plucked it from the angel, who smiled as he did so. Parker woke just in time to see a flash of light. He shielded his eyes, but could just make out the tall, gangly frame of Milosh bent double, with a strange object adorning his head. His confusion turned to horror as he realised what had happened. They had melded. GHOAT and FGOAT.
    It was at this point that an ancient voice spoke. A voice filled with GOATness. A voice that had spoken decades ago, when a young Swiss boy with hair bleached like snow had wandered into the cavern and found the GHOAT. It was said that from that day on, the boy's hair would have a texture like butter, colour like a deep chocolate, and the GOAThairflick.
    Parker braced himself as he prepared for the after shock, as the voice whispered,
    "Arise, GOATMilosh."
    Far across the world, as his baby GOATs slept, the GOAT awoke. A bead of sweat ran down his cheek, and fell into his lap. The time had come for a new GOAT.
     
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  32. ci2ca

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    I'll have what he's having.
     
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  33. JoelDali

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    Serena eats them for breakfast.
     
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  34. JoelDali

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    Along with some pure GOATtalent.
     
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  36. TennisKid1

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    These suckers are tricky, they hurt the outside of my feet in freaking thorlo L3's! everything about the shoe is fantastic but the outersides of my feet kill. It will succumb to my will, eventually....
     
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  37. JoelDali

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    Last night I wore my new ones for the first time and I felt my left foot do that and I've never had width problems with my left foot.

    I concluded that I laced them up too tight on the first outing.

    Loosen them up a bit near the forefoot then tighten them nearer to the top.

    Adjust them and you should be ok.
     
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  38. argentinagang

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    Only problem i see

    Personally these Cb 3.3 are though to "wrangle" like wild old west.

    You have to get the perfect lacing of the shoe or it just hurts your feet.

    Therefore I find that the B6 no matter how you basically tie avoiding to tight or two lose they always fit well. I wear just .5 size larger and they are a beaut.

    However the comfort of cb 3.3 is better i believe so.

    But the B6 practicability is better, but be careful it can be "too narrow and a little longer than normal" i have noticed all these characteristics.

    But over time I believe that i prefer the B6 more than the Cb 3.3.

    **Warning: Do not beat me up for my opinion this goes for all you B6 haters~~~~!**:twisted:

    Thanks!
     
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  39. PED

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    So the grey area beneath the original sole is the motherlode?

    I thought I had another layer to go like on the 2.3's. ;)

    The whole inner left edge of my right one is gone but there's still good traction on HC. I guess I'll burn them on the way through before swapping over the black/yellow ones on warranty.
     
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  40. JoelDali

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    I took mine to Niketown like that and they didn't even blink.

    Heck I could have had a pair of Barricades in the box, it didn't matter the chick just wanted me happy.

    Gotta love Nike. Master best class.
     
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  41. JoelDali

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    Well I took the new ones back to Niketown and got some V8.

    Played one hour in them and they're fine.

    The 3.3 were either from a bad batch or God knows what.

    Such a weird bummer.

    The v8 with the L3 feel ok. I just feel lame wearing shoes I slammed, lol. Didn't have much choice as Niketown only had blue B2K and I didn't want to chance another pair of 3.3 being off.

    Anyhoo, whatever.

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  42. tsongaali

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    You should wait for the summer blue 3.3's, those will be SICK. I am going to try to get a pair from the nike employee store if I can
     
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  43. hcb0804

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    I don't think you are going to be happy with those for long if you loved the 3.3 so much...............will probably cause the return of the dreaded PF.
     
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  44. TMCW140

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    Those vapors do look awesome though. Having worn them properly, changed your mind at all on them?
     
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    God damn it, I am going to have to buy those Vapors now. Love that colourway.
     
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    Are you really? :D
     
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  47. JoelDali

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    They are not a bad shoe at all.

    They're just so cheap compared to 3.3.

    They're light and nice on the court.

    I'm gonna wear them out soooo quick though.

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  48. Totai

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    Joel.... you got to try the Prince Rebel shoes. They changed my life.
     
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  49. JoelDali

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    Eh, I dunno man. Never liked the styles of Prince shoes. But its all about comfort, not labels at this point so I will check them out.
     
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    I've tried New Balance shoes, CB 1.3 and 2.3 (I had foot pain with all of them), and then figured i'd give the Prince Rebel a shot since the neon yellow ones were on sale for $59, and man, what a difference those shoes made in my foot comfort and movement
     
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