Nike, what have you done: Air Zoom Revives

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Thud and blunder, May 3, 2007.

  1. Thud and blunder

    Thud and blunder Semi-Pro

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    So, I gave up on Nike shoes sometime in the '90s. Got burned too many times.
    However, after a recent shoe crisis, where nothing seemed quite right, I tried out a pair of Air Zoom Revives, challenge my prejudices and all that. Felt pretty good in the shop - heavy shoe, but didn't really feel its weight.

    After playing with them a couple of times, I can categorically state that these are the worst tennis shoes I've ever come across. They're so bad its almost comical.

    How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways:

    1) Outsole durability is terrible; already wearing through them, rinky-dink toe guard thingy already completely chewed up, and I'm now hard at work burning a hole in the outsole...and this is on indoor, not hard courts, mind.

    2) truly incredible that such a flimsy shoe can be so heavy, one of the heaviest shoes on the mkt, in fact.

    3) the outsole feels loose; not that one feels its going to come off or anything, but enough to make one aware of it. Relatedly, shoes make funny noise when you walk / run.

    4) oh, and they're damn expensive on top of all that.

    Yeah, I know, I should have bought the Air Zoom Blah Blahs instead, they're great etc, but I say **** it; any company that can produce such a comedy shoe forfeits my trust and my cash.

    It seems that for some companies, image really is everything...
     
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  2. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    the concept was interesting, just poorly executed...nike has done similar things in the past w/ interchangeable color straps, supports, etc.
     
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