Lotto worn by Ferrer and Soderling - horrible

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  1. Riosfan

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    For years now Ferrer and Soderling have gotten TV airtime but their apparel and shoes from Lotto always looks horrible. Even if I found a free box of Lotto stuff in my size, I'd give it away. It looks like quality material goods but something about it makes it look vastly inferior to Nike and adidas. the small companies are at a big disadvantage but KSwiss and Fila and Lacoste make some nice stuff. Lotto needs to make some major changes IIMO.
     
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  2. imajica77

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    Guess you havent seen their stuff up close then. It is quality. As for the looks it's all up to each persons taste. Personally I don't think it's bad (although I am not a big fan of the new colorway out now). Why be brainwashed by the marketing of the big two?
     
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    yeah maybe you are right, the shirts and shorts are high quality, but the shoes just look terrible on TV and wreck the whole outfit, IMO.
     
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  4. mnm

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    have to agree with Riosfan here.
    Lotto makes awfull looking clothes.. and regarding quality? Who cares? They have the clothes one set, then they get new.

    I have never tried the shoes from Lotto, but the quality at Nikes shoes are great.

    And i wouldn't say that we are brainwashed with just two brands.. Yonex and Lacoste makes good looking clothing aswell.

    Lotto stands out as ugly
     
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  5. acintya

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    i agree, ferrer always looks ugly, like he were from the 70s
     
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  6. coolhandluke

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    to each his own views. I like all lotto stuff. lacoste at $90 a shirt and $85 shorts. super over priced and better be good
     
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  7. so_cute_and_fluffy

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    I think Lotto stuff looks quite cool, very unique as well which is always good but perhaps what leads to a lot of people not liking them, and indeed the new colourway is odd but in a good way I think. Heard that the shoes are supposed to be good too
     
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  8. Gorecki

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    nike shoes are great? by what standards?
     
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    You're telling me that looks bad? Trolling ftl dude.
     
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  10. zspyderman

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    Are you serious? LOTTO rules compared to some of the other brands sold at K-Mart. Nike? You are kidding.... any brand used while robbing a liquore store or a bank is ****..... you will never see LOTTO (with mud all over it) on Americas most wanted, and COPs.
     
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  11. jerriy

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    Nike shirts really are of low quality these days.

    Often (after barely 2 or 3 laundary sessions) the tail end of the swoosh logo starts to loosen or peel off from the garment
     
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  12. Raindogs

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    99% of tennis wear is hideous these days.
    People are fooled into thinking the limited choices of adidas, nike and a handful of smaller brands offer anything but clownish looking schoolboy outfits.
    Look at the styles of the 70s and 80s to see real men's gear.
    And no, I'm not 50 years old, I'm in my early 30s but know that today's styles are ADHD design-abortions.
     
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    You can't buy Lotto over here in the States, only in Aspac and Emea. I personally had a pair of lotto shoes when I lived in India. Not bad quality and fit but nothing compared to Nike and Addidas.
     
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  14. Love50

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    TW carries Lotto shoes...
     
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  15. In D Zone

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    I don't think Lotto products are inferior - you guys are just brainwashed by Nike.

    True, the selections or clothing material option are less but not lower in quality than Nike or Adidas. Its not because Lotto does not know design but it boils down to cost. Not sure if you are aware -buying clothing material like lycra, clima cool or any thermal or breathable / stretchable materials aren't cheap. Big guns like Nike and Adidas have big pockets and resources even run their own sweat shops to buy bulk directly from the manufacturers basically choking the any competitors access to the same clothing material. This equates to product monopoly.

    I cannot say Nike has the best shoes - I own mulitple pairs. Some r great while others sucked. Same goes for Adidas. I have a pair of Lotto Raptor - its one of the best court shoes I have.
     
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  16. zspyderman

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    LOTTO is ITALIAN.... NIKE is from Seattle..... Need I say more. If they made flannel shirts they'd be experts. Look at Ferraris, ...oh they must be horrible because they don't have 20 different models atthe same time? LOTTO shoes are way better then NIKE. Their stuff looks like TENNIS. When you wear nike you look like you are on your way to pick up your food stamps.....
     
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  17. 1stVolley

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    Amen to that!!!
     
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  18. You think tiny shorts and high socks are real mens outfits? I think that stuff looks ridiculous, and I turn 30 in a month. I do like simpler outfits for sure (for example white shoes and shorts, with a mostly solid colored top), but the so called "style" of earlier decades is embarrassing to me.

    Frankly, I don't know how guys kept their junk in those tiny things. Seriously. Were there ever any accidents? Even modern shorts feel dangerous. :lol:
     
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  19. B.B.

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    Think it´s a german brand= I rest my case.
     
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  20. bezs

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    Its Italian.
     
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  21. sgulla

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    I totally agree. Lotto has some of the best designs year after year. I'm bummed I have a hard time finding the clothing. The Raptor shoes are my favorites and the clothing is top of the line quality. I'm into the fresh designs and am not conservative when I pick my clothes. I'm a designer and appreciate innovative designs. I have Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Lotto, and Yonex stuff and I have to say Nike is the bottom of the barrel when compared to these brands for quality. Liking certain designs is completely individual, but Italian fashion is a cut WAY above the rest IMO.
     
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  22. Ambivalent

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    Jesus, who actually wears tennis gear to play tennis?
    I mean, i'll wear crew socks and some legit tennis shoes, because shorter socks tend to get pulled underneath my heels, but you won't catch me casually hitting with some tricked out 90$ tennis shirt. I'll be wearing a tshirt from some party i went to two years ago and basic athletic shorts.
     
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  23. FedHenry

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    really???? en-light us them
     
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  24. The_Question

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    Fixed for ya...
     
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  25. Panattafan

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    by far, by very far the best looking apparel is Lotto (apparel and shoes), then we have Diadora, then some of the Le Cocq Sportif (although they have lost some of their edge in the past five years)...Go to Lotto.com to see all the apparel they produce (it goes way beyond tennis) and I have always bought their shoes from TW and they are by far the most flexible/comfortable, the most durable and the most elegant looking stuff. Who would want being caught in the standard/common and incredibly cluncky/boring Nike, K-Swiss, Adidas, etc...besides they are usually less resistant according to those with whom I play, especially the shoes...Besides also...if you wait long enough, the Lotto stuff goes on sale about one year after it comes out and you can get wonderful (and good looking) shoes for $60 to $80...I also strongly recommend the shorts which are often on sale too...If TW doesn't have it go to http://www.tennispro.fr and you can also buy from them easily at great discount prices and have them shipped at the slow . Diadora is also very high quality and great design. There is also a new brand of shoes that some players wear: they come from China and several Latin American players wear them...saw them on TV and found them on the net but can't remeber their name...The most elegant shoes ever were the French TBS, all white and molded sole-incredibly flexible- in the 80's and the Superga worn by divine player Adriano Panatta...Of course one should also mention Ellesse but they were/are nowhere near Lotto or Diadora in my book...One should also look for training suits in any of these brands: sometimes there is very elegant stuff discounted...I got 2xGuga's training suits (top & pants) from the Diadora website for $55 one year after they were presented...and I still use them to this day after many years of use: the material is perfect, they haven't lost any colour or shape after multiple years of wearing, washings in the confines of cold Michigan...
    I have 4 pairs of Lotto shoes that I bought 3 years ago, each for about $55 to $60...they were the 'blue & yellow version' and one pair is the black version that D. Ferrer wore for one year...they are still in excellent shape, they are still 'looking good' and they will all last at least anothe year. I play 3 to 4 times a week, for about 40 weeks a year. I will agree that the new version of that shoe in orange and black is not particularly appetizing (the orange part that is), but the blue and yellow or the black versions were classy and good looking...
     
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  26. suppawat

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    Just saw Lotto Raptor in a pro shop. They look nice.

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    Is that the hardcourt version? I've been trying to locate the Raptor Ultra SPEED version which has the hardcourt outsoles but can't find it anywhere. TWEurope has confirmed that they won't be carrying the hard court version :(
     
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  28. MixieP

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    It looks terrible on Sod and Ferrer and I believe firmly that it's a contributing factor to their lack of GS titles.

    It looks splendid on Francesca though.
     
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  29. onkystomper

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    haha.. good case.. well done.. its Italian.

    Anyway.. I bought some of the LOTTO Raptor Ultra'.. I have worn Barricades and a lot of the Nike shoes in the past and to be honest for my feet the Lotto' are the best shoes I have owned. They are not as durable as the Barricades but thats the only downside.
     
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  30. PED

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    I'm not a fan of lotto either but I think it's the cut of the shorts in particular that is causing the problem.

    If you look back at the pic of Stakhovsky on the first page of this thread, his shorts are longer and better cut.
     
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  31. MixieP

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    It’s not immediately obvious to the untrained eye but I see what you mean.
     
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  32. tennisnoob3

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    why arent they in the usa market?
     
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  33. suppawat

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    I am not sure about that, but the outsole looks similar to Barricade's.
     
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  34. In D Zone

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    CORRECTION -
    Nike is not in Seattle.
    Nike is in Beaverton , Oregon. If you don't know where Beaverton is, check out the map. The closes big city is Portland.
     
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  35. TennisNinja

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    I think Lotto stuff is ok, not spectacular Sod wears it better than Ferrer. Wayyyy better than that horrid Sergio Tacchini crap Novak wears n
     
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  36. FedHenry

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    Really??? at 7:30 am to comment that, waohh you sure have interesting life
     
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