Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by mrmo1115, Jan 3, 2009.
I remember seeing them too. I think they were going for 150$? cant recall...
^^^^These are "look see" samples prior to final production. The cement/elephant print is based off of the Jordan 3 shoe. Usually, the sample versions look better than the final general released, but not the case w/the FO 1.3s. As far as throwing money around, I wouldn't say the people bidding on them, including me, were blantly trying to outbid each other. We(the bidders) knew the differing nuances of the shoe and that's why the prices ended up to where they were. Actually,the cement/elephant print of the 2.3's has a higher value than the FO 1.3's. Besides they were my size as well
Has a feng tag
I'm not hating as much as I'm jealous. I would love to have either pair, I just can't justify going over retail value for any shoes at this stage of my financial life.
Are you going to actually wear them?
do these have a name?
T21D these are awesome. Do these have a name? Do you no where I can get my hands on a pair of these from?
anhuynh16- nope no FT tags. I do have a few pairs of AF1's in that category
tennisoh- no apologies needed homie, the pairs weren't that much over retail but, they are 1 of 1's. Yes, they will be rocked, not stocked.
bips.za- bought these @ my local Champs about 2 yrs ago. trainer 1's- Only significant features about them is the inside of the left tongue states "MAC KNOWS"
whats the tag? still trying to get some kicks from legendary feng tay factory
^^^^Do you know what comes out of there? The FT caters to hyperstrikes aka Freinds/Family. Sample PE's comes straight from the campus.
Yeah I got a couple of the sample PEs
Black ones received yesterday :
Nice Jerome! Those are a sick colorway, I just scored the same ones last week. You've really had a good streak of luck too. Are you gonna give the vapor 9 a try come January?
Thanks Area!! Yes we are lucky to find these Vap6 in our size. I must admit that I searched quite a long to find them. And I also find the black with the red swoosh!!! Should receive them next week!! I wanted to find the Wimbly ones but they are f..... hard to find in my too common size !!!
Well, regarding the Vap9, I have to try them to know if I buy them or not. Sure it is important to like the design of the shoe, but most important is to feel good and comfortable while playing. We'll see, but the the first photos of the Vap9 don't make me shiver :-( (except the ones for the French Open which seem pretty nice)
How could you know if they are genuine or fake ?
I know they are genuine for 3 main reasons :
1/ I already bought them when they were released in 2009 so that I can easily compare with the new ones I received.
2/ The seller I bought the 2 pairs is a "little" seller (he has a very small shop in Italy you can visit and he is kind of a private seller) and he only have 2 white and 4 black left. That's not like an online website where all the sizes are available in every colorway!!!
3/ I already saw fake Vap6 and there are some details which allow you to see if it's fake or not. Mine don't have them.
But as we can't be sure about anything in this world (do aliens exist ???? ), there is always a very remote doubt
Interesting. Can you tell more about that ?
Anyway, congrats for finding thoses pairs ! That's cool
Barricade 5 is a better shoe.
No wonder Federer has worn the same f*cking shoe for 3 years now.
Tried them last week : the heel stability was not as good as 2K11 (that I tried the same day).
Here are my little collection of sporting shoes, mostly tennis shoes and mostly nike.
Liking the world cup super fly's!
Why is everyone hyping the vapor 6? Sure, they look cool, but they feel like a ceramic mould around your feet.
compared to it's current predecessors it's the GsOAT. Shaking my head (in cluding Fed) @ what Nike tennis was thinking in making the 7 and 8's. the outer part of the shoe would warp and crease when you took a step and Lunarlon midsole/cushioning c'mon son!
Slight thread Deeraille.
Just got a pair of those World Cup colourway Mercurials delivered today. However mine are only the normal versions, not the Superflys ripperfranky's got. Still uber nice though; sooo light and really nicely made. I've actually always used Predators, but couldn't find any in my size at a decent price, and the Vapors were at £70, down from like £180, so at least it was an alright deal. Hopefully these will work out ok for Uni in a few days anyway.
Ripperfranky, what are those black and yellow Rafa shoes called? I know I'm a super shoe noob, but I gotta say those are soooo beautiful and I want em!!
You mean the "RAFA and Bull logo" one? The CB 2.3 USOpen limited version. Got'em from a friend of mine in NYC last year.
Haha, they are awesome. Got'em at a discount price, but it was 8 to 9 months after the world cup. The original price is ridiculous.....:evil:
It's kinda crazy, some of them go for over $400
It's courtballlistec 2.3 us open exclusive but several local NYC stores had them.
Price was $185. Most unique shoes of all time in my opinion because it glows in dark. Not really strong but good enough in glowing in dark.
Hey, nice collection ripperfranky. Love the Barricades and the CB2.3s.
Very nice! I'm currently using some retro Vapor III's and loving them. Gotta love the world cup colours though, probably the best of the vapor VI's. What uni are you at?
Very jealous, would love to try a pair, but you're right, the retail price is brutal
I have a couple of shoes as well in my storage. Here are a few of them:
Correct me if I'm wrong... so you're saying its being hyped because it was decent compared to the abhorrations that are the Vappor 7 & 8?
Why not just pick another shoe? Why limit oneself to what Federer is supposed to wear?
Niketards are like women: style trumps comfort, price, and longevity.
If it looks good, that's all that matters.
Bath - going up tomorrow (Saturday) and Freshers is all next week. So excited now, as I took a gap year to do an internship, but can't wait for it all to start. Also looking forward to playing tennis there, as the facilities are awesome, and the teams are supposed to be good. Which Uni did you say you were at? And do you play on the tennis or footy teams?
Yeah, the new Superflys are like £280, which is just ridiculous. I remember when the most expensive boots were predators at £120, and that was stupid even then.
Are those white shoes at the far right the Nadal 09 Wimbledon CB1.3s?
T21D, where CAN i buy the FO CB 1.3 ??? Please say it to me !!!
^^^E-bay is your friend
my current collection...
Loving those vapors.
Gorgeous collection Ash!
Ash very nice
Gasolina- those all blk and silvers are:razz: too bad I missed out on those.
Thanks. Those are actually quite new. Only wore them once. Waiting until I blow a hole in the left white/black B6 before I put them into rotation.
sorry about my brothers vans and old barricade shoes on the side
Cheers - sponsors have been very kind this year!
are you sponsored?
Never liked the Nikes, however, really love these -- comfortable, light, stable, great looking shoes, much better in person.
pretty sweet design man! good to see you went with the clay, I did the same and am expecting mine next month. Looks like you used them already, how'd they perform on the dirt?
Just wore them around. They look to pretty to get red
Will take them out some day...
which shade of grey did you choose? light "MATTE SILVER" or dark "MIDNIGHT FOG" ?
(edit : ok, it's matte Silver actually... just checked with the dD website)
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