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

    Jul 3, 2006
    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...
  2. kreative

    kreative Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    the concept was interesting, just poorly has done similar things in the past w/ interchangeable color straps, supports, etc.

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