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I got all excited when the same seller had cherrywoods, og Amsterdam, brs, purple patta, kid robots and 2 dam pairs of Albert heijns...
Unfortunately he wanted 5k for the dams so I never asked about the rest.

Sounds like quite the collection, just hearing the names is making my wallet run a mile.

NB definitely growing on me also. Those look great what are they 991 or 992 or something? Too many styles to learn.
Yeah the 2 in front is 992 (made in USA) and extremely comfortable would definitely recommend if comfort is important along with the 990. The 1 in the back is a 991 (made in UK) not as comfort, its a narrow fit.
 
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From plastic toe box to the hessian sack toe box.

Air Max 1 - Crepe Hemp from 2004, new in box with all accessories. As stated Ive been after this pair for a long time, and to find one brand new unworn with everything I had to jump on them. Probably overpaid but this is not a pair that comes around often.

I 50:50 expect the sole will explode first time I wear them.
 
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Nice! They're cool!

I'm frigging trying to get some releases at the moment and seem to not have a frigging chance at all. They're releasing more Hyper Royal's tomorrow and I would like some... no chance mind. I missed getting some pandas and silver toes this morning. It's annoying lol
 
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These all on snkrs? I'm assuming the French drop list is different to UK?

I'm starting to think I'm not going to wear any of my hyped Jordan highs ever. I find the lows much easier to wear and don't love them enough to justify it at the current prices. Unsure whether to try and maybe sell them all now. Hold for a couple more years or try and trade some for more air max.
 
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These all on snkrs? I'm assuming the French drop list is different to UK?

I'm starting to think I'm not going to wear any of my hyped Jordan highs ever. I find the lows much easier to wear and don't love them enough to justify it at the current prices. Unsure whether to try and maybe sell them all now. Hold for a couple more years or try and trade some for more air max.

What does your mid/high collection look like I only wear mid/highs. I used to wear lows when younger but now can't stand them.

I'll need to get pics of a few others I have up.
 
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And some trail shoes for my trail runs. My last pair were over 7 years old and falling off my feet, but stuck with the Salomon Speedcross. Didn't go Goretex this time though, seemed like a bit of a pointless addition because they're caked in mud after every run.
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Air Max 1 - Crepe Hemp from 2004, new in box with all accessories. As stated Ive been after this pair for a long time, and to find one brand new unworn with everything I had to jump on them. Probably overpaid but this is not a pair that comes around often.

I 50:50 expect the sole will explode first time I wear them.

Very nice, not sure I could bring myself to wear them, being so rare.

Speaking of crepe, I got a pair of Air Max 1 crepe sole dark obsidian which I picked up for £65 on Nike and noticed the price of them has exploded. Last pair in my size sold for £400 on StockX.

They're releasing more Hyper Royal's tomorrow and I would like some... no chance mind.
If you're referring to Footlocker aka Botlocker, then chances are unfortunately slim to none. Their queue system on the website is broken and doesn't let people through.
 
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What does your mid/high collection look like I only wear mid/highs. I used to wear lows when younger but now can't stand them.

I'll need to get pics of a few others I have up.
Off top of my head 1 highs: 2018 hyper Royal, wheats, Obsidians, la to Chicago, uni blues x2, hyper Royal from last month and 85 neutral greys.

Mids just the hulks I think.

And about 10 pairs of lows. The spades should be in the post now.

All retail or below. I've had a fair few more super hyped pairs but couldn't resist offloading them for more am1s.

Very nice, not sure I could bring myself to wear them, being so rare.

Speaking of crepe, I got a pair of Air Max 1 crepe sole dark obsidian which I picked up for £65 on Nike and noticed the price of them has exploded. Last pair in my size sold for £400 on StockX.

Jesus is that what they go for now? I think I probably picked mine up on the same discount restock as you. Always regretted not picking up a few of them since as they are one of my most worn pairs but I wasn't in the habit of doubling up on anything back then.

And some trail shoes for my trail runs. My last pair were over 7 years old and falling off my feet, but stuck with the Salomon Speedcross. Didn't go Goretex this time though, seemed like a bit of a pointless addition because they're caked in mud after every run.
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I had to stop buying salomon trail shoes as they weren't lasting 6 months anymore before destructing themselves. Granted I was beating them pretty hard working in them but for the money I didn't find them worth it anymore.

I bought a pair of Adidas terrex swift gtx and they lasted about 6 months longer but were not as comfortable.
Finding something I can slip on, that is moderately comfortable and hard wearing seems impossible.
 
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All sorts really. Crouching down spannering in tight spaces, muddy fields, concrete, jumping in and out of tractor.

Like I said they got beaten hard but the quality seemed to get a lot worse over a few years.
 
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Ah. Yeah concrete will wear 'em down quick, especially if you're in tight spaces and resting the shoe on its side where it's not so resilient. My goretex ones just kept hanging on in there, but these new ones aren't Goretex, and do seem.. thinner on top, which I think is probably to make them more breathable, but it does mean they'll take less of a beating unless you're running around on soft ground.

That said, I'm using them for half an hour a day, and you were using them for 8hrs a day so I guess there's a disparity there too. I guess in that line of work I'd go Sports Direct and get Karimoor just because they're cheaper and you can go through a pair in 6 months for less.
 
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Just bought some happy pineapple 90s from stockx. Trying to find them elsewhere was a ballache! Yes, they're women's :p I don't give a hoot, I really liked them so... haha
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In fact, a load I've seen are women's so finding them in 43 is a bit of a pain but not impossible. Might have ordered some jordan's as well... maybe.
 
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I really like a lot of pastel coloured trainers, and 90% of the time they seem to be in the womens' section.
 
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Love the pineapples.

It's true so many excellent women's colourways don't go up to my size it's pretty frustrating. Can't understand why they even bother to differentiate them.

Anyone land the PRod dunks this morning? I struck out with 3 accounts and a handful of mates trying.
 
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Got myself a pair of Adidas Solarboost 3 today

I tried them on a tester session on a club run and they felt amazing and i noticed the difference. So finally bit the bullet and got a pair a few weeks before my next 10k race (Sunderland 10K)
 
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Anyone land the PRod dunks this morning? I struck out with 3 accounts and a handful of mates trying.
nah, did see them but was distracted test driving a new Velar :cry: I wouldn't have been too fussed and I have my eyes on a couple of others coming up! 15th there is a nice max 90s up, and in fact in general...

I also tried to get the Air Jordan 1 Mid Purple Pulse and had them in my basket but got a call and came back and they were out of stock. Dammit!!

Saying that my Bunnies haven't arrived yet, obviously waiting on my Pineapples and I have a set of AF1s at my mum's in the UK, so that's 3 yet to arrive... I think I need one more though... so... today :D
 
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It's true so many excellent women's colourways don't go up to my size it's pretty frustrating. Can't understand why they even bother to differentiate them.
Especially these days with the woke crew. Shouldnt they all be for anyone? :p

I'm 100% going to get these, which are womens:

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Whenever they come out anyway. Not released as yet.

I like pastels and pink :D haha
 
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