Adidas Fall/Winter 2009

BDAZ

Professional
I wonder why he has a Kblade paintjob when he is supposed to be using the Kobra paintjob.
i'm sure those pics were taken a while ago, before he switched. i mean, we're already looking at next year's nikes in another thread.
 

BDAZ

Professional
See, the thing is, companies like adidas are in business to appeal to as many people as possible, because they sell more stuff that way. Crazy, eh? So they try to make lines that will reach different customers. The Competition line is a bit more conservative than the Edge line, so the designs reflect that (and there are always guys who want a plain white shirt). If you want more intriguing colorways and designs, you buy the Edge stuff. More basic, go Response or Competition (though they always have at least one fairly bold polo in the Comp line, and this season there's a pretty cool crew as well.) I can understand you thinking a plain white shirt is boring - I agree on a personal level, actually - but to fault adidas for offering that kind of shirt, or to suggest that no one would be interested in a plain white shirt, is just a bit foolish.
i never said that nobody would be interested in it. and i agree with what you're saying. i guess now that i look back the comp line has been getting progressively more traditional since the emergence of the edge line. not that they just started a line like that. the YOC range was out for a couple of years before they turned it into the edge line. but even back then, the comp line had a little more flare. i realize that not everyone wants bright colors and crazy designs. i'm not saying that's what i want either. but if somone wants a plain white polo (or red, or black, or navy) what would make them pay an extra $10 or $15 for the comp line when they could get the response line? hell, the response polos are often at tj maxx and marshalls for $16! their better attention to styling for the high end stuff would draw more people to that line, i would imagine. don't get me wrong, i generally like adidas stuff. some of the $#!+ that nike's put out this year has been effing awful.
 

anticapi

New User
i'm sure those pics were taken a while ago, before he switched. i mean, we're already looking at next year's nikes in another thread.
I thought that initially but check out Novak's racquet in the other picture. Didn't he switch to the white Head painscheme a while after Tsonga went to the Kobra paintscheme? Perhaps they took their pictures over time and maybe Novaks pictures are more recent.
 

BDAZ

Professional
I thought that initially but check out Novak's racquet in the other picture. Didn't he switch to the white Head painscheme a while after Tsonga went to the Kobra paintscheme? Perhaps they took their pictures over time and maybe Novaks pictures are more recent.
no, he's been using the white head all year. tsonga just recently switched to the kobra tour.
 

adidasman

Professional
i never said that nobody would be interested in it. and i agree with what you're saying. i guess now that i look back the comp line has been getting progressively more traditional since the emergence of the edge line. not that they just started a line like that. the YOC range was out for a couple of years before they turned it into the edge line. but even back then, the comp line had a little more flare. i realize that not everyone wants bright colors and crazy designs. i'm not saying that's what i want either. but if somone wants a plain white polo (or red, or black, or navy) what would make them pay an extra $10 or $15 for the comp line when they could get the response line? hell, the response polos are often at tj maxx and marshalls for $16! their better attention to styling for the high end stuff would draw more people to that line, i would imagine. don't get me wrong, i generally like adidas stuff. some of the $#!+ that nike's put out this year has been effing awful.
I understand completely what you're getting at. But the Comp line has nicer, more breathable materials - the Response line isn't quite as high tech. And, of course, the Response line isn't worn by the pros - that's why they can put the three stripes all over those clothes, while they can't on the Comp or Edge lines because of the recent ruling (forced by the idiots at Nike) that three stripes on adidas clothing constitutes a logo, so they are now limited in terms of how big the stripes can be and where they're placed (they can't put them on shorts at all, which is why the Comp and Edge shorts are stripeless). So I'm sure some people want to wear the same shirt as Tsonga and will pay for the Comp shirt, while others just want a polo shirt and are happy with the Response line. I'd still like to see adidas get a bit bolder, but the Edge line (and some of the new Comp stuff) seems to be headed in that direction. As for colors, they do seem to be playing it fairly safe these days - I can only asume that's because people don't buy the more interesting colors. That's a shame.
 
I understand completely what you're getting at. But the Comp line has nicer, more breathable materials - the Response line isn't quite as high tech. And, of course, the Response line isn't worn by the pros - that's why they can put the three stripes all over those clothes, while they can't on the Comp or Edge lines because of the recent ruling (forced by the idiots at Nike) that three stripes on adidas clothing constitutes a logo, so they are now limited in terms of how big the stripes can be and where they're placed (they can't put them on shorts at all, which is why the Comp and Edge shorts are stripeless). So I'm sure some people want to wear the same shirt as Tsonga and will pay for the Comp shirt, while others just want a polo shirt and are happy with the Response line. I'd still like to see adidas get a bit bolder, but the Edge line (and some of the new Comp stuff) seems to be headed in that direction. As for colors, they do seem to be playing it fairly safe these days - I can only asume that's because people don't buy the more interesting colors. That's a shame.
Do you work for Adidas?
 

BDAZ

Professional
I understand completely what you're getting at. But the Comp line has nicer, more breathable materials - the Response line isn't quite as high tech. And, of course, the Response line isn't worn by the pros - that's why they can put the three stripes all over those clothes, while they can't on the Comp or Edge lines because of the recent ruling (forced by the idiots at Nike) that three stripes on adidas clothing constitutes a logo, so they are now limited in terms of how big the stripes can be and where they're placed (they can't put them on shorts at all, which is why the Comp and Edge shorts are stripeless). So I'm sure some people want to wear the same shirt as Tsonga and will pay for the Comp shirt, while others just want a polo shirt and are happy with the Response line. I'd still like to see adidas get a bit bolder, but the Edge line (and some of the new Comp stuff) seems to be headed in that direction. As for colors, they do seem to be playing it fairly safe these days - I can only asume that's because people don't buy the more interesting colors. That's a shame.
they need to make colors that people will wear, but i guess red, blue, black and white gets a little redundant after awhile. you see the guys wearing the yellow shirts on tv and in pictures, it doesn't look that bad. i saw some of this year's comp polos in yellow at an adidas outlet. HOLY CRAP that thing is bright! no wonder it didn't sell well.
 

adidasman

Professional
Just got the red/orange Djoko shirt and the khaki shorts from TW...sweet! The sorts are fantastic, very comfy, and the red color of the shirt is very deep and rich. Good stuff.
 

maximo

Banned
Just got the red/orange Djoko shirt and the khaki shorts from TW...sweet! The sorts are fantastic, very comfy, and the red color of the shirt is very deep and rich. Good stuff.
How does the Djoko Summer crew compare to his V-neck FO one? (material wise)
 

SempreSami

Hall of Fame
How does the Djoko Summer crew compare to his V-neck FO one? (material wise)
I'd imagine the vented stuff will still have that helix pattern that the other ones had, seems to be the norm with most adidas stuff at the moment (football shirts and the like).
 

chess9

Hall of Fame
Wouldn't it be awful if the shorts were three inches shorter. ;)

Blech, I hate long shorts. When will that fad ever end?

-Robert
 

GlAb

New User
Why isn't the red/yellow on sale at TW? Can only find it on p w p.

There is a lot of different colors of the new Djokovic Edge.

Has already seen like seven different;

white/red
red/white
red/orange
red/yellow
orange/red
black/orange
gold/white
 

adidasman

Professional
How does the Djoko Summer crew compare to his V-neck FO one? (material wise)
I don't have the FO shirt, so I don't know. But the mesh on the back is only in the pattern part - the darker wing graphic. The main material is comparable to the dark burgundy/lime green shirt from 2008, I'd say.
 

adidasman

Professional
Why isn't the red/yellow on sale at TW? Can only find it on p w p.

There is a lot of different colors of the new Djokovic Edge.

Has already seen like seven different;

white/red
red/white
red/orange
red/yellow
orange/red
black/orange
gold/white
I think it's navy/orange, not black.
 

maximo

Banned
I don't have the FO shirt, so I don't know. But the mesh on the back is only in the pattern part - the darker wing graphic. The main material is comparable to the dark burgundy/lime green shirt from 2008, I'd say.
Yeah, TW have raised the Price on the Djoko Edge shirts. The french open one was $15 less. :(

If the quality of the shirt is better however, then it might be understandible.
 

Storm_Kyori

Hall of Fame
why does verdasco's orange pattern seems black, but Tw's pics looks likes it's just a darker orange? Has anybody got the shirts to comment on color and fit?
 
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mrmo1115

Hall of Fame
Does anyone know when TW will be updating its inventory of the Adidas Summer line next?
I dont really see anything worth buying right now on TW's limited inventory.
 

subaru3169

Semi-Pro
Does anyone know when TW will be updating its inventory of the Adidas Summer line next?
I dont really see anything worth buying right now on TW's limited inventory.
there's another thread by marat saffin in this section on the upcoming adidas stuff
 

MarrratSafin

Hall of Fame
there's another thread by marat saffin in this section on the upcoming adidas stuff
Oh it's been deleted for image copyright issues because they were from another online store. Sorry guys.:) But some versions are only available in Europe I reckon, and US also have some that are unavailable in Europe. It's been like that always.
 

adidasman

Professional
The adidas website now has more of the line in stock, including that white Novak shirt with the red stripes and the gold graphic on the back and the Comp shirts in black, white, and red with the web design on the sleeves and shoulders. Looks pretty cool.
 

mrmo1115

Hall of Fame
Why isn't the red/yellow on sale at TW? Can only find it on p w p.

There is a lot of different colors of the new Djokovic Edge.

Has already seen like seven different;

white/red
red/white
red/orange
red/yellow
orange/red
black/orange
gold/white
The one that you have Djoker wearing is available on TW Europe.
 

maximo

Banned
As for colors, they do seem to be playing it fairly safe these days - I can only asume that's because people don't buy the more interesting colors. That's a shame.
Really?

I always thought Nike played it safe nowadays with the Federer and Nadal lines regarding the colours.

And I personally find Adidas's stuff far more appealing and interesting compared to Nike.
 
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