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saw a guy the other day in olive slipons with a white sole and qasa-style elastic webbing. ring a bell? it wasn't the adidas superstar slip on but had a very similar webbing design. 

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Spring soon, so that means it's time to pull out the lightweight stuff. 

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First up is the Flyknit Racer in Black / Anthracite. Note that the Flyknit upper is actually slightly grey. Makes the shoe a little bit more interesting upon closer inspection. 

The Racers are part of Nike's flagship running lineup. They're extremely lightweight, come in a variety of colors, and are really designed for one thing in mind: Running to win. Much like a pair of Pirelli P Zero tires for your GT3RS, these shoes suffer from longevity issues- The flyknit wears out, and from my experience, the upper is prone to breakage. I did an exchange with Nike for a pair after I blew out the toebox, after about 4 months of constant wear. But, that doesn't mean I don't like them. They're responsive, light, and great for sport or everyday wear. The triple black seems to fit in with techninja styling and the shoe offers the latest and greatest in shoe technology. I almost prefer these to my Ultra Boosts. 

Second. Nike Sock Dart

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The Sock Dart comes from a time when Nike was doing a lot of strange things. The Sock Dart is one of those strange things. I personally love the design of the Sock Dart. It comes in a variety of textiles and colorways, but retains a unique shape that is an artifact of the early 2000s. The upper is one of the first uses of a digitally knitted upper, and is sort of the pioneer shoe of the current iteration of Flyknit. The silicone strap is also the other stand out feature. This colorway reminds me of the earth tones I see around Arizona. (The sole is substantially tanner than my photo.)

While I like the Sock Dart, it's cumbersome to get on, and the front tongue doesn't play well with my anterior ankle. (As seen in the photo from the bunching of the tongue) Plus I don't really know if other people will get it, or they merely think I can't tie my shoes. 

I'm considering purchasing the Stone Island Sock Dart collaboration. While I don't really have a need for the apparent waterproofing or the aggressive styling, it would be an interesting addition to the collection, as a reference. 

I'm really liking what Nike is doing these days with their collaborations and technical shoe designs. It may not be Boost or 3D printed, but they are wearable, comfortable, and have a great future / techwear look to them. I hope we see more ACR or Stone Island collaborations down the line.  


 

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47 minutes ago, danii said:

l hope there are no more acr nikes.

what's going to happen with the downtown-hi's? 

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Next up is a Maison Margeila x ACR no heel tabi boot.  he hopes

EDIT: Or Rikio, that'd be badass too.

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Zara at it again with the original designs; tech foot wear sorted. 

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On 1/17/2017 at 2:38 PM, uHntr said:

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Think the Sequoia(?) color looks alot better than the all black

Got them today. They run small.

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copped too but in the black/sail and agreed they definitely run small.

must stop buying black footwear but can't help myself, may also try copping the sequoia.

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On 1/25/2017 at 0:23 AM, danii said:

l hope there are no more acr nikes.

Gotta agree with this. I find the SISP shoes/boots to be far more appealing and they don't come with a hype train.

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On 27 januari 2017 at 0:19 PM, scamster said:

copped too but in the black/sail and agreed they definitely run small.

must stop buying black footwear but can't help myself, may also try copping the sequoia.

I know the feeling, I keep on buying black shoes... I just can't get on with most shoes with colours, but then I really don't need more black shoes haha. 

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On 26/01/2017 at 8:56 PM, donburi said:

any word on when that Y-3 Noci Low is getting released?

Y-3 has been releasing their spring collections pretty steadily, it could drop in a month, but it could also drop in 3 (possibly even longer, Im just estimating from the time between the first and second drops).

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Well actually pre-sales on the Noci Low say delivery by March 31st.

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nikelab mayflies are tech as fuck. glued everything, micro ripstop, bonded edges..

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I'm in NYC this week and went to Kith. Bough the Nike x Stone Island Sock Darts in black after trying them on... wasn't sure by the pictures online when when I put them on I loved them. Just shows that you have to really put it on before you know for sure... I saw that @TEKsevenZERO didn't love them after trying them on, I had the opposite.. probably never would have ordered based on pics alone. 

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On 2017. 2. 2. at 9:49 PM, Inkinsurgent said:

nikelab mayflies are tech as fuck. glued everything, micro ripstop, bonded edges..

 

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Any opinions on the SFB 6" field or leather? I think I'm into how understated they are, but wondering if it's a waste to walk around on concrete in them.

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12 minutes ago, Sike said:

Any opinions on the SFB 6" field or leather? I think I'm into how understated they are, but wondering if it's a waste to walk around on concrete in them.

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They're good, they're insulated though, so with higher temperatures you'll have hot feet.

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Concrete is great, it's the linoleum or any wet synthetic surfaces that suck... they're one of my favorite models, makes them frustrating to wear in winter/spring which is when you would WANT to wear them :(

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13 hours ago, jbob24 said:

Concrete is great, it's the linoleum or any wet synthetic surfaces that suck... they're one of my favorite models, makes them frustrating to wear in winter/spring which is when you would WANT to wear them :(

are y'all talking about the field or the leather? I posted two different shoes, should have made that more clear

Edit: I guess they're basically the same

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On 2/2/2017 at 4:49 AM, Inkinsurgent said:

nikelab mayflies are tech as fuck. glued everything, micro ripstop, bonded edges..

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Holy snikes these are right up my alley, anyone try them?

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23 hours ago, Sike said:

Any opinions on the SFB 6" field or leather? I think I'm into how understated they are, but wondering if it's a waste to walk around on concrete in them.

I have the SFB Field 6".  Awesome boots.  Originally bought them for hiking.. very durable and a ton of grip.  Water repellent and dries super quick.  Been wearing them pretty much every day since the rain started here in the bay area.  All around great pair of boots imo and they go really well with techwear stee.  I wish it had a side zip so you can just put them on and take em off without having to deal with the laces.

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1 hour ago, Flipflop214 said:

I have the SFB Field 6".  Awesome boots.  Originally bought them for hiking.. very durable and a ton of grip.  Water repellent and dries super quick.  Been wearing them pretty much every day since the rain started here in the bay area.  All around great pair of boots imo and they go really well with techwear stee.  I wish it had a side zip so you can just put them on and take em off without having to deal with the laces.

fit pics please because I might pick it up soon since its heavily discounted where I am

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On 2017-01-07 at 10:24 AM, misanthropod said:

I've been living in these since the snow started flying. Arcteryx Acrux SL GORE-Tex. Very good adhesion on everything but wet polished marble.

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Olright.  Becaise someone had asked, backchannel... After roughly four months of daily wear, these have finally developed that uniquely sharp, shrill GORE-Tex shoe smell.  Like if Chanel distilled chickadee urine for bottling as scent.

Just finished soaking them in Campsuds for a half-hour, followed by 5 or 6 hot freshwater rinses.  Hanging to drip dry.  Will report olfactory results.

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I got the black pair with the gum soles, my favorite release of the last year by far.  Grab them if you can 

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The Campsuds treatment seems to have killed the pong in my Acruxes.  Not what I'd use on a Gore-Tex shell, but these shoes are mostly solid plastic where it matters.  They took about 36 hours to dry, indoors over a baseboard heater.

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