Federer Indian Wells 2013 shoe

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by martini1, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. martini1

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    Does anybody got a high res shot of the shoes? How is it different from the retail ver?
     
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  3. martini1

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    Thanks guys. Yeah, the RF PE again is 10X nicer!
     
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    Someone sue Nike now!
     
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    Not sure if that was sarcastic...

    If it wasn't : if Nike brought out EXACTLY what Fed wore, they would last two days for a player. It would also bring to price to at least $180 or so..
     
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    It was, but I think that's as ridiculous as the racquet issue.
     
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    But we all know there are bunch of buyers will pay double that price for an exact spec shoe and won't even wear it on the court.

    PS I think the sole will last, just not 6 months, or not even 2. Unless Fed uses a new pair every day, I believe he just got 1 extra pair in his bag during game. That's just 4 pairs for the tourney (2 colorway, 2 each). May be another pair for his practice sessions?
     
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    His sole is completely different to the retail one (for hard courts) - his has mostly negative detailing whereas the retail ones have positive detailing (see here). The sole also has the flared edge in the forefoot which his custom versions have had for a number of years.

    Similarly, his shoes are not the same shape as the retail shoe - they seem broader across the forefoot. They also have a different tongue and don't have the inner foot plastic wear guards below the top lacing holes.

    Not so. Sharapova wears custom jobs which differ to the retail shoes in as many ways as Federer's..
     
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  9. West Coast Ace

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    Bobby, I can confirm they are incredibly wider. A (very rich) friend bought a pair of AO used shoes from Roger's site (before they started auctioning them and the prices went incredibly high). When I visited him (he's outside the US) he brought them out so I could see them. Fed's foot is so wide it's almost hard to fathom.

    The IW shoe is growing on me (even if it doesn't look just like Fed's) - now that I think cleaning the white is doable. If they come down to $99 and my size is still available, might do it.
     
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    Well it's down to a c-note on tw website
     
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    the rf logo hahaha
    the only retail pair that has the rf sign is the 2012 wimbledon pair.
     
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