Are they TTS or should I size up half a size?
Also, New Balance thread.
just copped, what do you think?
Thanks, man, I'm gonna order the ones in the image tonight. I also like these 580s in mint, if anyone knows where to cop.
>but i feel like paying $150+ for some new balances is getting taken. it's a basic kind of sneaker.
I know what you mean.
I'm all for avoiding chinkshit made whenever I can, but if there is not one iota of benefit then I'm just giving them money for free. Better in such case to just wear the chinkshit and treat it for what it is: ephemeral and disposable junk.
I would hope that the US/UK made stuff at least is better made, but I dunno which is why I ask.
Just copped this exact pair
Was this a good cop?
Yeah the US models (haven't had a UK model so I can't speak for that) are WAY higher quality than the asia made ones. Not even remotely in the same league.
You do have to look at the right releases to get something that's visually nice, but the shape, the materials and the colorways are all vastly superior to the lower end models.
With that said, I can certainly understand that some people would find the price too high, in fact I did too and I copped my NB 996s second hand, almost new, for half off. I guess with the shoes being formerly made for running/athletic activities, you're not getting the same kind of sneakers as you're getting when you buy CP, ETQ amsterdam or even the stan smiths. But I think that's what makes it important to invest a little bit.
Honestly I've read from multiple sources that, all styling aspects aside, the chink models fall apart in a few months or weeks. I've actually had a pair of such shoes, you could see glue stains around the sole, the suede was shitty, etc.
If you have doubts, just go look at a pair in a store and compare the two.
I never bought from them, but Size? (yeah they have a question mark in the name of their brand) sells good models, with exclusive releases and stuff like that.
The price is high, but they rotate the models pretty often, and they then discount the other models at which point they become interesting from a pricing standpoint.
For everyone that's buying sneakers online, use something like the fittingroom app and compare them to sneakers you know to fit you. It told me to get my 300's one EU size up and they fit great