Diary of a Shoeaholic

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  1. Hankenstein

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    There is one very popular, long thread in the racquet-section, "Diary of a Racketaholic" ... and it´s very nice to read, but, the real deal for a lot of woman,, and men,, is the need to constantly buy new shoes! Shoes Shoes Shoes in all types, vuts, colors, shapes, prices etc. I´m pretty sure a lot of relationships have ended due to Shoeaholism.

    I am the first on this forum to admit, I am a shoeaholic!! (though i have a very understanding wife, and besides, she´s a tennisplayer as well, so it helps ;) )

    The "problems" started back in 2008 when i made a comeback from a 4 year long break from tennis. I orderd a pair of heavy Reebok-pump shoes, a kind Roddick used, and tried them. Didnt really like them, and orderd different pair of Reeboks. A yellow/blue pump version that my all time hero, grande Luis "Lucho" Horna was using. Didnt like that either (now i have to say, i had to order all my shoes online due to the lack of tennisstores in my area so i couldnt try them before)

    So I orderd more shoes, some i liked, some i didnt like. Some was not looking good, some was good price that i couldnt pass on and so on....

    Now I have something like 25 pairs of shoes in my storage and it´s increasing every month... To my defence I have to say i wear out a shoe pretty fast. For example, my latest GSOAT, the Asics Gel Res 2, wears out, with tennis 3 times a week, in about 2 month.

    My latest "i couldnt resist" was a good deal on a pair of Nike Breath 2K11. They will arrive next week. Any feedback of those shoes? Compared to Asics Gel Res 2?

    This is my Top 5 of shoes

    1: Asics Gel Resolution 2. Low to the ground, good cushioning, good feel
    2: Babolat Propulse 3 clay. Soft, great feel. Great support
    3: Adidas Feather II first generation (1999/2000) , not the 2´nd from around 2003 THIS was an amazing shoe! So low ride it felt like a gocart compared to driving a car. Good traction, durable. Please Adidas, make this shoe again!!
    4: Babolat Team Clay 2: Good support, good low to the ground feel. Good durability
    5: Adidas Barricade II: IMO the best Barricade. Nice break, good support. Not as "bulky" as the current versions

    How´s your shoeholism developing?
     
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  2. hcb0804

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    Current line up:
    Adidas miAdidas custom yellow (<< see avatar)
    Nike CB 3.3 2011 Aussie Open
    Nike CB 2.3 2010 US Open
    Adidas Barricade 5 white/black
    Adidas Barricade 6 black/silver
    Adidas Barricade 4 stars & stripes
    Babolat Propulse 3 red
    Nike Vapor 8 2011 Aussie Open
    Asics GR 3 yellow
    Lotto Raptors white/red
    Head Prestige Pro II
    Fila Alfa
    Wilson original Pro Staff Classic
    Jack Purcell originals white leather
     
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  3. purple-n-gold

    purple-n-gold Professional

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    Tennis:
    Adidas Barricade 6 Black
    Adidas Barricade 6 Clay version
    Adidas Barricade 4
    Nike CB 3.3
    Nike Air Oscillate Black
    KSwiss Big Shots

    Runners:
    Nike Airmax 95's
    Nike Max Motos

    Hoops:
    Nike Air Jordans
    Nike 360s
    Reebok Iversons
     
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  4. WildVolley

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    I thought you'd tell us how you were waiting outside the mall fighting with other people to get a re-release of the Air Jordans.:)
     
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  5. hcb0804

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    adidas:
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    Nike:
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    other brands:
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    classics:
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  6. hcb0804

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    And, MY NEW RUNNERS!!

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  7. PhotoBlue

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    Currently wearing breathe 2k11

    I also have:

    Barricade V Black/ Teal
    Barricade V black/gold shanghai
    Vapor 7 white/gold

    I have more that I can't wear anymore...
     
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  8. tennisjon

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    I have a custom Barricade 7 in black, blue, yellow.
    Barricade 7 in black and white
    Barricade 6 in black
    Barricade 5 in black and white
    Barricade 5 in white with red
    Barricade 5 in black and silver
    Barricade 4 in grey
    Barricade 3 in black and white
    Barricade 2 in blue and white
    Nike Ballistec 1.3 in black
    Nike Breathe Free in blue and white

    I wear at 15/16 so, that eliminates a few brands I would normally have tried.
     
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  9. Borrelli

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    Scored my 2 pairs easy as can be. Can't believe people were getting killed, maced and tasered over them.

    BTW - I have a shoe problem.
     
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  10. adamX012

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    WOW, is that a tennis shoe-blind your opponents? Where did you get this ?
     
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  11. bezs

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    Its the Asics Gel-Noosa Tri every new edition every year comes in similar loud colors.
     
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  12. mp4/18

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    - nike oscillate clay x2 great
    - nike oscillate hardsole x 2 great
    - asics enqvist/ enccourage good
    - asics gel resolution 1 black/white great
    - barricade 5 black not so good
    - nike vapor 5 RG 08 great
    - nike vapor 6 RG 09 great
    - nike vapor 8 AO11 good
    - adidas genius 2 blue/magenta good
     
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  13. kunzzy

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    I am one of them..:p

    but will be slowing down in 2012 as the new nike shoes doesnt appeal me much.

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  14. ultradr

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    gosh. nike addiction. any of your collection has investment value?
    how do like the look of nike vapor tour 8 black/red one?

     
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  15. Hankenstein

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    I tried Nike 2K11 and wasn´t impressed at all.. Way to stiff for my likings. Will try ty walk around in this shoe and see how it feels, but first impression was not good at all. I actually changed shoes during the practice to a new pair of Asics Gel Res 2 and they was like walking on clouds compared to the 2K11 from Nike.

    I am tempted to buy 1 pair of Gel Res 4 and 1 pair of Gel Solutions, but i hounestly dont need more new shoes at the moment,, Ohhh , the credit card burns so much in my pocket.. It just wants my arm to surf into TW Europes site, and press "order" on those two shoes.............
     
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  16. purple-n-gold

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    I have a thing for black sneaks as of late; i really want a pair of the black Barricade7s on TWE....
     
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  17. NJ1

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    Ha, fun thread Hankenstein.

    My shoe addiction is well under control. I just wish I could say the same about my attraction to discounted tennis shirts and shorts.

    Only two left, one pair of 2.3s just last month got 6 month warrantied by Nike. Current Shoes:

    Nike CB 2.3 White/Grey/Black (90% tread)
    Nike CB 2.3 Del Sol/Grey/Black (100% tread)

    When the white ones go I'm going to try the new white/grey CB4.3s or B7s. I skipped the CB3.3s.
     
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  18. scotus

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  19. luishcorreia

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    I'm a party crasher. Not a shoealholic.. at all.

    I have *just*,

    1 Nike Court Ballistec 3.3
    1 Nike Breath Cage 2011
    1 Head Mojo

    and.. that's it :)
     
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  20. purple-n-gold

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  21. DCaicedo

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    In the process of moving, so decided to snap some pics and add to the thread:

    the ones without boxes
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    the ones with
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    there are no 'repeats' lol
     
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  22. purple-n-gold

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    Any thoughts on the new K-Swiss La Monf mid tubes...
     
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  23. NJ1

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    Great pic, DCaicedo.
     
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