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ryan mac 09-15-2008 01:04 PM

Nike lifting shoes on ebay
 
Just thought I would share this. Looks like a pretty good deal if you are in need of some Oly shoes.

Ebay

There a few sizes to choose from, but they may not last long.

Allen Yeh 09-16-2008 05:16 AM

A good choice if you're feet are in the narrow to normal range.

Don Stevenson 09-17-2008 09:28 PM

Does anyone know anywhere to get these shoes, I'm having a hell of a time getting my hands on them.

Nike Australia won't order them for me, Nike Customer service in the US won't respond to my emails and the Nike Store seems to be mostly out of stock of sizes from 6 to 13 and besides, they won't ship to australia :confused:

I could get a pair of the new Adistars but everyone in our gym has got them and I want something different and more pimpin :D

Anthony Bainbridge 09-25-2008 06:47 AM

From what I understand, Nike is selling these on their website because they had a surplus after the Olympics. They have no plans to make any more.

Take it with a grain of salt though - it could be wrong.

Garrett Smith 09-25-2008 09:48 AM

Nike has such potential and they always manage to screw it up. They're making the Nike Frees basically like normal shoes now (no more numbers, like 3.0/5.0/7.0, in the new ones) and they don't want to continue making their OL shoes that obviously lots of people want.

It really wouldn't be that hard or expensive for them to keep their niche markets very happy, and yet they refuse to do it. Argh.

Adidas OL shoes have worked great for me. My new daily shoes are likely to be Sanuk SUVs...http://www.sanuk.com/Includes/flash/...&item=20&cat=3

Don Stevenson 09-25-2008 08:18 PM

Anthony, I hope you are wrong!

I've got a pair of the year 2000 adistars (white with carbon straps) and although they are comfy enough the build quality left a lot to be desired.

For example, if you are going to reinforce your straps with real carbon fibre you might not what to attach that strap to a paper thin piece of fake leather (I tore or broke 4 straps out of 6)

The upper on my shoes also separated from the sole and i had to glue them back down twice.

I've already seen a pair of the new adistars break at the buckle too.

Oh well, here's hoping that Nike see the light and keep making them!

Anthony Bainbridge 09-26-2008 10:02 AM

Don, I hope I'm wrong too. I'm happy with my silver adistars, but I'm always willing to try something new.

The problem is, you call Nike and there are 3-4 different levels that tell you 3-4 different stories. One guy tells me they were hugely popular and Nike is going to be producing more. Another girl tells me they were only for the Olympics and once they are gone they are gone. Some people say their "system" tells them yes, others say the system tells them "no" ... no one has a date for production or release. And the drama continues.

I'm not even sure the stuff on EBay is legit - different color schemes, lots of stories of fakes, etc.

I guess time will tell.

Jarod Barker 09-29-2008 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Bainbridge (Post 39644)
I'm not even sure the stuff on EBay is legit - different color schemes, lots of stories of fakes, etc.

That's a very good point. The color schemes I'm seeing on Ebay aren't even offered on Nike's main website. With how high some of these bids are getting it's probably cheaper and easier to just buy them from Nike in the first place.

Jaime Steele 09-30-2008 12:38 AM

Just ordered a pair on ebay - hopefully have them by the weekend! :D

Anthony Bainbridge 10-01-2008 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chad Cilli (Post 39856)
That's a very good point. The color schemes I'm seeing on Ebay aren't even offered on Nike's main website. With how high some of these bids are getting it's probably cheaper and easier to just buy them from Nike in the first place.

I put a watch on one pair that went for 250 + shipping. Insane!


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