Nike has lost Berdych

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  1. gino

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    See pics

    ** Saw this has already been discussed, but here is a new thread for discussion about Tomas

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  2. West Coast Ace

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    It has been discussed. There is another thread. And most seem to think Nike either didn't make him an offer or made one low enough that they knew someone else would outbid and aren't too upsets.

    But thanks for the pics - I hadn't seen any closeups.
     
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  3. augustobt

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    Lacoste signing him to replace Milos...
     
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    Yup and Milos is with some crappy company that I have never heard of.
     
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    You have never heard of New Balance?? & they are certainly not a crappy company. Don't dis what you don't know.
     
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  6. slice bh compliment

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    ^Hahah, yeah, I'm guessing Le Bawss was making fun of New Balance, haha. French dude avec sense of humor who resents Lacoste's decision, peut etre.
     
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  7. Borrelli

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    The New Balance stuff actually looks really good on Milos. The Lacoste gear he was sporting made him look like a kid that outgrew his clothes, same goes for Isner.
     
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    Didn't Lacoste sponser Isner & Roddick? Correct me if wrong but Leconte and Arthur Ashe also wore Lacoste clothes.
     
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    ahhahaa, you're probably saying that because of the shirt that he is wearing! New Balance is a good brand, their shoes are excellent, but their designs and color combos are a little weird.
     
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  10. niktub

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    Lacoste would be a very good match.
    Much better than H&M.
     
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  11. movdqa

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    New Balance is more of a running company but they do have some tennis products. Maybe they are expanding. I've used them exclusively for the last 17 years - because they have so many models in 4E widths.

    On the Berdych pictures - do they have the Graphene Instinct PJ?
     
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  12. slice bh compliment

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    Yes. and let us not forzhay Guy Forget et Thierry Tulasne.

    Arthur Ashe probably did wear some Lacoste in the late 60s, but generally wore Fred Perry before having his own brand with the red and blue A with the little spot in the middle.
    Then, as an elder statesman, he wore Le Coq Sportif as did one of his young friends, Yannick Noah.

    Back to Berdych, I know he was known to wear that Nike hat with the elastic parts on the side. WOnder if he'll get paintjobs of that hat when/if he switches brands.
    I can see one of the Storied Italian brands picking him up. Maybe Diadora? Tacchini? Ellesse? FILA?
    Or adidas, which would promulgate some of the Safin comparisons.
    It'd be cool to see him wearing Topper or Auztralian...or ALBA or TTK, which seem to be popular in his part of the world (central Europe).
     
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  14. jokinla

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    Ask runners and they'll tell you, NB's running shoes blow Nike's away.
     
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    I definitely wouldn't say that.
     
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    If you follow running, you'd know Nike's are crap.
     
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  18. stapletonj

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    I swear by nike air max's (used to be called 360)
    I run approx 750 miles a year and they have
    helped my knees tremendously (meniscus)

    New balance are fine shoes, esp. if you have a superwide foot (I am a D, so it isn't that big a deal), as are Asics (I wear gel res for tennis) bu they do not "blow nike away" imho.

    Frankly, compared to the shoes of 30/40 years ago, they are almost all 100% improved. But of course they (just like racquets and golf clubs) come up with made up words to describe non improvements in technology so we will all run out and buy the latest model....
     
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  19. movdqa

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    One other aspect of New Balance is that about half of their models sold in the US are made in the US. I used to buy mine from the Brighton factory outlet which was right next to the factory.
     
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  20. heninfan99

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    If he is with Lacoste now good for him. I dig their clothes.
     
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    True and not true... Although NB has better colorways behind its shoes, and more "one of a kind" colorways, Nike gets the award on innovation (unless your talking about tennis).
     
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  22. movdqa

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    The Nike Minimalist shoes are a big hit in the running world - especially with the wild colors and contrast between the uppers and lowers. They've been pretty popular in Boston. I personally just stick with New Balance as they provide the best fit for me.
     
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    I'm a runner. I've run in adidas, Mizunos, and Nikes. I stick with Nikes.
     
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    I thought that by the beginning of AO Berdy would be wearing a brand... but I was wrong.
     
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    airmax, way too heavy for running

    comfortable to walk around and wear them 10+hours a day
     
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    It doesnt look like Berdych is wearing Nike gear. His shorts are shorter than usual and the fabric of his clothing and hat (from what I can tell) doesn't look like something of Nike's calibre
     
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  27. kutafon

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    agree, doesn't look like nike at all

    trying to spot a logo but nothing
     
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  28. Bobby Jr

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    Ditto. I'm also a runner and used other shoes for years - Adidas, Saucony, NB, Mizuno - but Nike have come right in recent times. They seem no worse than any other brand if you look at the better models in each range. It's more a matter of preference.
     
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    I'm a runner too, but a friend of mine is a "runner", runs marathons, triathlons, etc., and those guys, don't use any of the ones you mentioned, Brooks, Asics, NB are the ones the pros use, unless of course Nike pays them, which is where their money goes, to pay athletes and ads, not into making good running shoes.
     
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    Why no Lacoste in Aus Open?
     
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    Yeah, this is certainly the case with marathon runners I know. For the casual running that I do myself, I use Brooks or Asics. Nike shoes are too narrow for me.
     
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