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Babolast 12-30-2012 07:50 AM

Milos Raonic to New Balance!
 
He just signed a HUGE deal with New Balance.

Welcome to the tennis market NB.

Seth 12-30-2012 08:19 AM

This pleases me.

Ronaldo 12-30-2012 08:47 AM

First NB tennis endorsement deal AFAIK. Read NB signed Nick Swisher and Jose Bautista, couple of no-names.

jepriy 12-30-2012 08:49 AM

Yay!!! i love NB!!!

cluckcluck 12-30-2012 09:03 AM

NB for shoes or apparel or both? He ditched Lacoste and Nike. I wonder what's up with Nike these days....

Babolast 12-30-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7086776)
NB for shoes or apparel or both? He ditched Lacoste and Nike. I wonder what's up with Nike these days....

A shoes and clothing contract.

A big signing for NB.

cluckcluck 12-30-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babolast (Post 7086790)
A shoes and clothing contract.

A big signing for NB.

Thanks for the info. I personally like the NB shoes quite a bit. Very comfortable.

TheCanadian 12-30-2012 09:23 AM

Since when is NB in the tennis market? They make excellent running shoes but I didn't know about their tennis shoes. This puts them on the radar in a big way. Smart move from NB.

Ronaldo 12-30-2012 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7086776)
NB for shoes or apparel or both? He ditched Lacoste and Nike. I wonder what's up with Nike these days....

Wait till he cksout NB tennis gear.

thejackal 12-30-2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 7086750)
First NB tennis endorsement deal AFAIK. Read NB signed Nick Swisher and Jose Bautista, couple of no-names.

swisher and bautista are alright

If I recall NB had a long history of NOT paying athletes to endorse them. Guess this is a change of philosophy for them.

niktub 12-30-2012 10:10 AM

well done Milos
 
great match.

JGads 12-30-2012 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 7086750)
First NB tennis endorsement deal AFAIK. Read NB signed Nick Swisher and Jose Bautista, couple of no-names.

How is Bautista a no-name? Biggest home run hitter in baseball is not a no-name... Is NB a Canadian company, by chance?

Anyway, huge signing by New Balance. Can't believe Nike wouldn't have scooped up this dude.

LOVE NB getting into the tennis scene. Maybe this means more great shoe options for us wide-footers out there down the road. Was a big fan of the 851s as a pure speed shoe.

PBODY99 12-30-2012 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by JGads (Post 7086902)
How is Bautista a no-name? Biggest home run hitter in baseball is not a no-name... Is NB a Canadian company, by chance?

No, based in the USA with some local production of shoes.

appdach96 12-30-2012 12:48 PM

I knew it! A few days ago on his Twitter he posted a pic in a NB jacket but then deleted it. Then I noticed Lacoste had dropped his name..Can't wait to see his stuff

pound cat 12-30-2012 02:13 PM

See him playi doubles with Melzer late Sunday evening Dec 30 for the great unveiling of the NB gear...Brisbane...see the usual stream sites.

kimguroo 12-30-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by thejackal (Post 7086874)
If I recall NB had a long history of NOT paying athletes to endorse them. Guess this is a change of philosophy for them.

Founders set their rule (not endorse athletes) but seems like the person from Nike changes the rule and start to endorse people.
Since they are private company no one knows they will benefit from it or not but seems like their revenues went up. Probably at the same time, they might pay more to endorsed players. Actually I like the idea (not endorse athletics) especially they are somewhat well known company.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JGads (Post 7086902)
Can't believe Nike wouldn't have scooped up this dude.

Nike might need to pay more and more to fed and rafa until their contracts expires so nike might not have much money to spend.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PBODY99 (Post 7087081)
No, based in the USA with some local production of shoes.

Their shoes were assembled in US factories but materials are imported.

I might not surprised that NB will raise prices because of endorsements.

mmk 12-30-2012 02:53 PM

If they're going to clothe him, I hope they have something better than what Lacoste had him wearing, he looked like a total dork.

T21D 12-30-2012 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mmk (Post 7087520)
If they're going to clothe him, I hope they have something better than what Lacoste had him wearing, he looked like a total dork.

Really? "you can put a dress on a pig, it's still a pig"

West Coast Ace 12-30-2012 03:29 PM

Good for Raonic.

When he's hoisting the trophy at Wimby in the next few yrs...

gavna 12-30-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PBODY99 (Post 7087081)
No, based in the USA with some local production of shoes.

NB makes about 20-25% of the shoes in the USA currently......European supply mainly comes from the UK plant they have. China and Veitnam the main supply points overall - Current CEO came from Gillette and it seems to have a more aggressive position on sponsorship.


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