Nike iD tennis shoes

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  1. Evry1hateslefties

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    Nike's program for customizing their shoes and apparel has gone on for a few years quite successfully. They have shoes for basketball, football, baseball, running, track, and more. I personally think it's about time they start a Nike iD tennis section. Their sales would be huge; how many people on this forum would buy custom shoes??? I know I would!
     
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  2. Evry1hateslefties

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    plus Adidas has started their own form of Nike iD with barricades as one of their top sellers; Melanie Oudin and Sam Querrey both wore these shoes in the US Open.
     
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    Want to start a petition?
     
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  4. Roger#1

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    I would buy atleast 5 pairs right off the bat.
     
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  5. a-naik.1

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    I dunno about that....
     
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  6. Evry1hateslefties

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    I'm game lol as long as it means customized nike kicks:)
     
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  7. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Back in 2002-2003, they had an iD option when the Nike Breathe and the Vapors came out. After that they haven't given the tennis option.
     
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  8. The_Question

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    Nike do it for a reason.

    Like the USO 09' Federer day Vapor VI, they don't want to give the fans that option to make one just like it. This way, they can up the price to that $200 limited edition...
     
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  9. Brian Purdie

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    But that's only 200 pairs at $200. I would expect them to make it worth their profit margin by offering 2000 pairs
     
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  10. Prostaffer

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    right. i hope you know that limited edition nikes are not exclusive to their tennis line.

    there are many limited KOBE IV's out there and they are on ID. Nike simply puts a limit on the color combos most of the time so that you cannot recreate that exact colorway.

    c'mon give what is one of the worlds biggest marketing companies some credit
     
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  11. The_Question

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    Indeed, but it's "limited" edition, so it would sought out more in demand.

    And they made more than 200 pairs...
     
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    Yep, as I used to collect retro Jordans...then they hike the price to $180 for one pair...
     
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    Not really started, they've been doing the miadidas service for years.
     
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    Nike would make a fortune, just like Adidas is making right now, if they made Custom nikes. I'd totally buy a pair or two immediately. I'd love love love to have a pair of Custom Ballistecs. I went online and made a pair of basketball shoes just out of curiosity and the process was even easier than miAdidas.
     
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  15. Aces09

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    how about we all send tons of emails to the nike guys begging them to make custom Ballistecs and Vapors and maybe they'll see how popular they'd be! But we'd need alot of people to do it, it wouldn't be effective if only 5-6 of us did it.
     
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  16. Mochel10s

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    When Nike ID first started they had some tennis options, even before the Breathe Frees. I'm thinking way back in the late 90's... But I could be off by a couple of years. I would like to see them bring it back!
     
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  17. Evry1hateslefties

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    you are right. they dont sell nearly enough limited pairs to make any difference. theyd make much more with nike iD
     
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  18. Evry1hateslefties

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    I say we start a new club: Nike iD tennis. who's in?
     
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    Incorrect, on many of the basketball and lifestyle shoes you can recreate limited edition colorways.

    Example is the AM90, for almost a year they offered the same black, grays, and infrared (pink) colors in the custom pallet that were featured in the quickstrike releases that same year.
     
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  20. Prostaffer

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    yes and no. infrared am90's (my fav pair i'm a shoe head too) are retro'ed every so often because they were one of the original colorways of a classic. that is why you see am95 retro'ed with the trademark grey and neon green every so often just as the am97 is with the old silver, maybe a different swoosh occasionally. that is different than being able to re-create a pair of finals, MLK, kobe's etc etc.

    even when you can re-create a colorway there is usually one distinguishable feature. for instance; you can re-create home and away kobe IV's which were limited exclusives to HOH's and some niketowns but, you cannot recreate the gradient toe that some of those limited colorways had.

    i still miss my NIKE ID breath free's...
     
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  23. Aces09

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    :) Got em! I'll post more over the coming days and hopefully, soon, they'll announce nikeID courtballistecs and vapors.
     
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  24. mozzer

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    Im not a facebook noob, but how the hell do you post on their wall LOL
    I also emailed them about this a while ago and they didnt really give me a proper answer, just like "tennis shoes arent currently available to customize with nike id". Im like, thats what i just asked you...
     
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  25. Evry1hateslefties

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    yeah i did the same thing we just need a hell of a lot of people you have to become a member/fan of the nike id page to post their wall
     
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  26. mozzer

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    LOL i just forgot to join the group haha.

    Imagine some of the mad colour schemes everyone will be making hah
     
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    I would do it. I ordered a pair of the ID running shoes a few months ago. Love 'em.

    I wish they had the Air Tech Challenge shoes available again. That's always been my favorite fit/feel (durability was so-so).
     
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    they still have them u can find them all over the internet.
     
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    Yep, I have a couple pair of the Air Tech's. I guess I should grab a few more.
     
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  30. Evry1hateslefties

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    im thinkin they should do breathe cage II's for sure. those and the courtballistecs have the most potential in my opinion
     
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  31. downdaline

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    Yeah, im in favour too.

    I'd kill children for Black Vapor VIs with GOLD flywire.
     
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    ^^Nice!
    I want white vapors, with red swoosh and the bit round the laces and ankles in red. White laces with silver fly wire and fit frame
     
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    What also be nice is if they offered different outsole for the tennis shoes.

    They could offer both the regular hard court outsole and then also the herringbone clay court outsole too.
     
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  34. Evry1hateslefties

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    All great ideas. And im in aggreance on the children killing...lol black w/ gold is sick. Nike just needs to do it!
     
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    o that would look soo cool let the flood begin...
     
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    +1 for posting on NikeIDs fb page
     
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    I definitely would love this so much.
     
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    i would buy custom courtballistec 1.3 right away.
     
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  40. skyzoo

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    I went on Nikeid Live chat and really Pushed Nike tennis on Id. I told them about Miadidas and they agreed. She said she would suggest it. Everyone should get on Nikeid Live chat asap
     
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  41. pennc94

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    I'll try the chat.

    For me it would be great if they could do (in addition to custom colors):

    1. Different size and width shoes (my feet are very different); and
    2. Have full herringbone clay outsole option.

    For now, miadidas is the best way to go for me.
     
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    i did it as well and was really itching at the lady telling her melanie and querrey are the stars now, they should do it for there young guns delpotro and kei nishikori rafa monfils ne1
     
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  43. skyzoo

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    I say if we basically get the whole board to do this, we could see some sick kicks by the end of the year
     
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  44. Evry1hateslefties

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    id say... i did it too. we just need to get a bunch of attention to this thread to get people toview it. Like i should re-title it ANA IVANOVIC NAKED!!!!! or something. that would turn heads lol
     
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  45. innoVAShaun

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    Let's just face it, there will never be another Nike flagship tennis shoe that will last the market long enough to become a canvas for Nike ID.
     
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  46. tennismsands

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    I would definatly die over a pair of customized Nike Air Max Court Ballisitc 1.3's!!!!!
     
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    oscillates could do the trick... they are still around since 1994.. no?
     
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    Yeah i guess so, Rafa. But I think they would push an air max shoe.. no?
     
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  49. Roger#1

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    Have you seen some of the basketball and running shoes they have on Nike ID? Some are just fugly and I doubt anybody buys some of the bball kicks. So I think if there is enough interest this could happen. Maybe with the new Breathe Free 2k10 they might be able to try it out with those since so many people loved the Breathe Free 2s.
     
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  50. innoVAShaun

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    They're no longer Nike's flagship shoes.
     
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