vapor 9 id

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  1. GatorDoc2012

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    It was fortunate that with the limited colors available for the ID vapors that I could make a pretty accurate "Gator" version. The blue and orange are very close to the UF blue and orange, and the grey makes a good neutral background. The standard release orange and white ones that are coming soon would be good UT shoes. They look pretty nice, although I am not crazy about white soles on any type of athletic shoe.
     
  2. JGads

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    ^Very well done. They look great.
     
  3. FEDERERNADAL13

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    There in!!!!!

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    They look kind of pink in the pictures, but that's becuase of the stupid iPhone camera. They are a deep red, and look amazing!
     
  4. bosssauce

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    pretty nice maybe added one more color
     
  5. darklore009

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    love it, just wish they can add the sl option imo. usually, my vapors forefoot mesh is ripping apart.
     
  6. RF007

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    Nice!

    By the way, how dark is the shade of blue? It looks lighter than navy/royal blue in that pic or was it just the flash?
     
  7. Bobby Jr

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    One thing these pics of IDs makes me realise is how important it is to have laces the same colour at the tongue - or at worst a colour which isn't as high contrast like the ones posted.. No offence to the pics posted above but the laces are the weak link in both of those designs aesthetically.

    If only you could chose an alternate colour for the tongue these shoes would have so much more potential to be awesome.
     
  8. GatorDoc2012

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    Answers to questions/comments..... The blue is really a royal blue, perhaps even a little darker than royal in person (was probably the flash that made it look lighter). About the laces... Yes, I don't disagree. There is a huge Nike outlet near my house. I will buy both royal blue and grey laces there (easy to find, unlike orange laces). I played around with the laces when I was picking the design, and yes, laces that match the body/tongue color look good. I just picked the color laces that I can't buy easily. And, in person, the orange looks good. For what these cost, they should let you have 2-3 pairs of laces when you order them. Just a thought.
     
  9. West Coast Ace

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    Congrats. Enjoy them. Great color scheme.

    Might want to take pictures in natural light. And reduce to 640x480 (tinypic.com is your friend!) for posting here. :)
     
  10. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Thanks!

    And I might, but I haven't had much time (exam week over here). :)
     
  11. Tyler91

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    Come on guys! Post up those pics of your new Vapor iD shoes! I know they're being shipped now!!
     
  12. aznhippos

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    Mine was delayed :'(
     
  13. raphMODE

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    Sorry, I have to repost it here - last time, I swear - so you can give me more advice on which one to choose (as it's now lost in a few pages back)
    Thanks.

     
  14. aznhippos

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    ^ they look awesome!!
     
  15. raphMODE

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    ^ that's the problem... I don't know which one to choose...
    Thanks for your reply anyway ;)
     
  16. coolkoala

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    The bottom one looks like feds 2010 WTF. Great designs my friend :)
     
  17. Tyler91

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    Both are cool. I think I like the first one better.
     
  18. JGads

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    The bottom one. To me it just pops a little more.
     
  19. ductrung3993

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    first one for me :)
     
  20. sports4eva115

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    bottom one for me!
     
  21. raphMODE

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    You got my point... I wanted to recreate the WTF 2010 with the bottom one ;)
     
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    Photoblue: Dig it! Can we get another shot from the side and top?

    Al: Waay better than Wimby imo. White vents make all the difference. Not that we had a choice...but I think the mesh upper is more attractive & breathes A LOT better than SL version. Subtle but important difference.

    Gator: Sick! I went with grey too, looking forward to seeing them in person. I actually don't mind the bright laces as they provide some pop. Grey is susceptible to dullness. Can we get another shot from the side and top?

    FedNadal13: Those are boss.

    Neil: Nice design, good call on the black midsole! So far these are my favorite.

    Raph: They're both great. Personally, I'm leaning toward the 1st option because the white midsole heightens the 'light and fast' quality of the shoe. It looks very streamlined. Also, it's fairly easy to keep the midsole clean (the mesh on the other hand...). 2nd option is a little more unique looking, less classic imo. I like that you went with white on the vents; it helps pronounce the brightness of the upper. While you lose a bit of the streamlined appearance, you gain bold contrast with strong color blocks: white, red, & black moving top down (perhaps consider white laces to solidify the concept?).

    I want to reiterate what others said regarding the limitations Nike gave us: I'm disappointed we don't have more options. Having access to the tongue and heel would push this idea over the top for me. We need a couple color choices for the midsole, not just black and white. I'm happy Nike gave us iD Vapors but it could be better.
     
  23. raphMODE

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    @Highway Gambler,
    Thanks a lot for your reply :)

    You're right about the "light & fast" feel of the 1st one.
    As I want a "white" shoe, this choice is maybe the best...
    The vents have to be grey anyway for a bit of contrat.

    The second, I really wanted to recreate the WTF10 vapor 7 design which I love. But maybe the black midsole is too thick on this V9, and though it looks great it also feels a bit "heavy"... (hence the white vents instead of grey, to lighten the whole shoe)

    About laces, I would order the red one (which you don't find easily in retail) and switch between white/black/red, depends on the outfit ;)


    Any more comments are welcome to help me choose, guys ;)
     
  24. PhotoBlue

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    I think you have the wrong person, mate.
     
  25. Ico

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    The second one is better. The first one has too much white, and I especially don't like a white bottom as stains will be more noticeable. The black/red accents of the second are very classy.
     
  26. raphMODE

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    Did you notice that if you choose the same color for the swoosh and the vents, the plastic vent close to the swoosh makes the whole thing looks like a "Reebok" or "Asics" logos :)

    I guess it's better to choose a different vent/swoosh color, for the swoosh to pop a bit more !
    But great design anyway, I would have choose something similar (with grey vents...)
     
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    Do you think the white midsole will easily be that dirty ???
    Anyone experienced that with V9 already ?
     
  28. Big_Dangerous

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    I bought the white signal blue ones, they stay relatively clean with just normal court use, but when you walk in like sand, grass, or mud then obviously they'll get dirty as hell.
     
  29. raphMODE

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    OK, I assume they would stay clean on hard court only ! Good0
     
  30. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah, I've used mine about a half dozen times and haven't had any issues so far.
     
  31. raphMODE

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    ^ thanks !
     
  32. Nostradamus

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    Looks pretty but is the cushioning just as good as the Air Maxes ?
     
  33. neil1b

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    Tyler..... I ordered them December 30th...... They can in on Thursday Jan 31 .........4 weeks bout to the day. Shipping is very quick....three days from China.

    Neil
     
  34. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Haha it is kind of like a Reebok/Asics logo!

    Glad you like them :)
     
  35. Borrelli

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    Order the one's on the bottom because I'm gonna order the top one's :twisted:. Never had a issue with that part getting dirty since just about every retail vapor has a white midsole but their tennis shoes so who gives a _____?
     
  36. Fedfer

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    I like a lot the ones of Neil1b and FedererNadal13 , and I think that this month I will order one of the twos.Hope they don't mind about it :)
     
  37. Tyler91

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    I ordered these on 1/13...hopefully I'll receive them soon!

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  38. Tyler91

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    I think I need these, too..

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  39. PhotoBlue

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    "Satan" should be on the tongue.
     
  40. BHiC

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    Here is one design that I came up with. Don't know if I will get it or not.
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  41. augustobt

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    A purple Swoosh would be killer in that shoe.
     
  42. omega4

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    I thought the Nike Vapor 9 shoes weren't very durable.
     
  43. PhotoBlue

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    I replied to this same post in the other thread...
     
  44. Dave_D

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    Mine have shipped, due to be here this week.
     
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    Got an 'almost done' email this morning, so apparently shipping in a week or so
     
  46. aenri86

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    If I place an order today willl I get them before March 13?? What has been your avg waiting time?
     
  47. aznhippos

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    Mine came in today :)

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  48. bezs

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    Nicely done they look the part.
     
  49. BER256

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    Those look very nice, enjoy your 2 weeks of playability with them
     
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    hey your stretching it with two weeks!
     

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