What color is Obsidian

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  1. LafayetteHitter

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    Hi, I was wondering if someone could describe what Obsidian from Nike looks like on the Breathe free 2's?
     
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  2. thetenniskid07

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    Obsidian is just like Dark Blue
     
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  3. goober

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    Actually it is closer to black.

    Obsidian \Ob*sid"i*an\, n. [L. Obsidi**** lapis, so named,
    according to Pliny, after one Obsidius, who discovered it in
    Ethiopia: cf.F. obsidiane, obsidienne. The later editions of
    Pliny read Obsi**** lapis, and Obsius, instead of Obsidi****
    lapis, and Obsidius.] (Min.)
    A kind of glass produced by volcanoes. It is usually of a
    black color, and opaque, except in thin splinters.
     
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  4. SB

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    But Nike's Obsidian is navy.
     
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  5. legolas

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    its like dark/royal/navy blue with a shiny gleam to it
     
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  6. doriancito

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    go to google images and type in obsidian...duh!
     
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  8. LafayetteHitter

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    Well of course I understand one could go to Google and search, although these companies have shoes named with colors that do not exactly always match up with a definition. Consider the darker colors within the Barricade 2 line, you can read the descriptions but you still have to see them in person to understand the hues of each color. Thats why we have these forums for this type of discussion.
     
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    hm...what you just said doesnt have much sense...what you are pretty saying is...pink for nike isnt pink for adidas...pink is pink!!! but i know what you want to mean...pink may vary from tones...but pink is pink..same as obsidian
     
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  11. Matthew

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    Its like a dark dark gray with some navy in it. It is possibly the coolest color ever.
     
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    i like neutral colours...not fancy YELLOW or Pink!
     
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  13. Return_Ace

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    omg then u suck dorian, pink and yellow are the best colours, along with orange and red. :p
     
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  14. MegacedU

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    Nearly black but shiney. Haven't you seen the stone?
     
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  15. Matthew

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    Yeah cause we all have obsidian just laying around the backyard.
     
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  16. MegacedU

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    Seventh Grade science like duhhhh! I'm kidding. But even if you haven't seen if, you've surely HEARD about it.
     
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  17. SB

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    Trust me, Nike's obsidian is navy (and whoever said it had gray in it is right -- it's a dark grayish blue). I have at least a half dozen pieces of Nike's "dark obsidian" tennis clothing. I am wearing some obsidian shorts right now. It isn't black. Google "Nike obsidian" and then see what pieces (mostly shoes) come up.
     
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  18. sdslyout

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    it's a dark colour. the stone age people made arrow and spear points out of it.
     
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  19. LafayetteHitter

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    Well my shoes arrived and as I expected, the posters mentioning the stone and looking it up on Google, all of which I did along with looking at Dictionary .com before posting were completely wrong. Nike's color is very different from the literal description of the color. It is more of a dark gray/blue color. Not black at all, if someone thinks the "NIKE" version of the color is black then they would think my silver Audi is blue!
     
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