Nike CB 4.3 Shoes Issue

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  1. Rjtennis

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    I am having problems with the eye lets that hold in the laces for the new Court Ballistics. This is the second pair I have worn where the eye lets start fraying then eventually break. The pair I wear now have only been used for 2 months and one of the eye lets has already broken. Are other people having this issue?

    The lacing system was different for the CB 3.3's so it wasnt a problem in the past. It dont know why they changed it. I cant lace/tighten my shoes if all the eye lets are broken. Thanks!
     
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  2. dr. godmode

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    that just happened to me today in my 3.3's
     
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    Same for me on a pair of the us-open black yellow colorway. To salvage them (lots of sole left), I drilled some holes in the cage close to the threads and re-routed the laces. Working so far...but yeah, really bad design by Nike. This is the 2nd pair that has done this to me.
     
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    my Air Max also popped. Do you think I Nike will gimme a free pair?
     
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  5. Rjtennis

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    My mistake this did happen to me in my 3.3's. Almost all of the laces in that pair of shoes are torn. It was the model before the 3.3's where it wasnt a problem.

    It really was a bad idea by Nike to use cloth loops. Tennis involves a lot of side to side movement and stops and starts that stresses the eye lets.

    I called Nike and they said that they would replace them if they felt it was a design issue and not wear and tear. These shoes are fairly new so hopefully they will give me a voucher. Ill let the board know the outcome.
     
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    Yhaaa man I think with the 3.3 if you drill holes...it still looks ok...and with the tiny holes it makes tying your laces more secure, but with the 4.3....yikes ....there isn't that hard plastic material...
     
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