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Meme projects BANKRUPT http://m.adidas.com/us/rod-laver-sh

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Meme projects BANKRUPT

http://m.adidas.com/us/rod-laver-shoes/B25298.html
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Toebox looks like Kent Wang gross
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well, the guys at common projects freely admit that the rod laver was the inspiration for the achilles.

here's the thing, this adidas reissue doesn't hurt them that much. and here's the reason for that: common projects main customers are boutiques and department stores. CP doesn't make a lot of money selling shit directly to customer and having a huge overhead and variable shipping costs. they're happy to sell directly to customer, and they do so. but that's not where they make their money. they make their money by selling 350 pairs to bergdorf goodman's or nordstrom or 50 pairs to some shop in LA. and those stockists aren't going to stop stocking CP just because rod lavers are back out. if anything, these products don't so much compete as they do hype each other.

the customer who buys new common projects isn't just shelling out $400 for white leather sneakers. if they just wanted white leather sneakers, they'd go down to urban outfitters and get a $25 pair of white sneakers made out of a material that barely qualifies as leather. or they'd get rod lavers. but they don't want rod lavers or UO shoes. they want CPs specifically, for the brand and for the associated quality.

in fact, the only CP market that this release of rod lavers really hurts is the grailed/ebay/brokeboi secondhand market. this hurts people who try to sell their destroyed five-year-old achilles for $150. why buy moldy worn-out cps when you can get brand new rod lavers for 90 bucks? that's the question that people who are debating between CPs and lavers are asking. and that question does not affect Common Projects as a company, because brokeboi secondhand buyers were never going to buy brand new $400 CPs anyway.
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just copped
finally my search for a minimalistic white sneaker is over
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fuck u fake niggas
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>>9463366
the slight color difference between the laces and the upper kinda throws me off

top silhouette makes it look too much like converses
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>>9463390
>shaved legs
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Not sold in Europe?
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>>9463620
nope
yurofags fucking rekt
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>>9463624
I still have CPs.
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>>9463629
>falling for meme projects
double rekt!
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>>9463383
>minimalistic

I fucking hate you /fa/.
I'm still buying CP's anyway, I own other adidas shoes and the leather quality has always been pretty bad.
There's branding on the back of the shoe, too, but these do look pretty good as a whole I won't lie.

>>9463377 is spot on.
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>>9463624
We still have the nice stan smith version with the suede tabs while burgers are stuck with the shitty plastic tab version tho.
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>>9463707
>stan smith
you can keep that, yuro-scum
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>>9463624
>>9463720
>being proud that you can cop the cheaper version of a white sneaker, from adidas
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>>9463347
>>9463366
I think they look great.

This guy is on the money though >>9463377. If the Adidas were available when I bought my Achilles I still would've gone with the Common Projects option.
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>>9463728
>>9463707
>>9463629
>being this butthurt
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>>9463347
>Rod Laver - Australian legend
>Shoes not available in Australia
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And I copped Neo Daily Cleans a week ago, fuuuuck.
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Is this board just about finding an alternative to CP's because that's all I ever see.
Is everyone really this poor?
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how does the quality of Stan Smiths compare to CP ripoffs from Zara, H&M etc? Fast fashion stores have less branding
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>>9463807
I don't have stan smiths but all the footwear I have bought from ZARA has fallen apart rather quickly. Keep in mind that cheap shoes are usually not worth it
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>>9463807
way better
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>>9463807
I've had a pair of Zara shoe for like a year and a bit now, they're pretty destroyed
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>>9463377
i want to grab you by the ears and scream in your face
>well, the guys at common projects freely admit that the rod laver was the inspiration for the achilles.
this has never happened. this comes from reddit. kent wangs pleb-filled AMA. you completely made this up
>they're happy to sell directly to customer, and they do so.
really? they do? please show me where. this is also an outright fabrication

the rest of your post is a paragraph of embarrassing dribble that can be condensed to
>this wont affect people buying cps, it will only affect the people who want them but cant afford them
please kill yourself, everything you said was immediately obvious to anyone with half a brain. i hate you because you know nothing but you are pretending to be knowledgeable. you are what is wrong with people
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United Arrows have a pair of CP-esque white sneakers on sale for $38 (3800 yen) at the moment..
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>>9464094
Dude.... They are just shoes. I'm not that guy you want to scream at but for your own sake take a chill pill
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These are terrible quality. I bought a pair of vintage rod laver releases from ? a few months back for my brother.
They're essentially the same shoe as this, with a vintage sole and a small ribbon down the back heel. They crease like shit and look really cheap after a month or two.
If you want pictures, let me know, otherwise, this is a great price and it looks 100x better than a pair of stand smiths.
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>>9464094
valid points, bro, but chill. The guy wasn't right about some stuff, but his overall statement stands.
CP's won't be hurt by these, because in the end, to the average consumer, these are cheap CP's. If everyone wants to buy cheap CP's, many will be motivated to buy real CP's so they can have the better shoe.
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>>9464159
it has nothing to do with shoes, read
>i hate you because you know nothing but you are pretending to be knowledgeable

people like him are what is wrong with this board. instead of contributing information, they act as an echo chamber for random unverified bullshit they saw on the board
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>>9464169
pics?
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>>9464094
Lmfao
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>>9463707
they dont make those anymore tho
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>>9464169
same experience w/ rod laver highs
adidas uses garbage leather, even relative to the pricepoint
DNC
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Damn why do Adidas always have to look so bulky? I'd definitely cop these were it not for that.
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so these or kents?

or the random pair of cps on eBay for ~$200
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>>9464169
pics? I copped these last night and now am thinking maybe I should return...
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>>9464826
He's worn them pretty heavily the last 4-5 months,
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>>9464958
He also has shit flat feet, so the creases are weird.
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>>9464966
they're ok
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these or kent wangs?
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>>9465023
Read the OP you dumbass. They're adidas.
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>>9465035
read the post you dumbass.
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>>9465035
...
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>>9465035
fucking lol
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>>9465035
yikes
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>>9465035
cretin
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>>9464169
>>9464958
>>9464966
>>9464971
would you happen to know if there's a noticeable difference in quality between the vintage editions and the normal ones from the OP?

the vintage editions are slightly cheaper
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>>9465035
lmao
m
a
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>people think these are a CP replacement
>that diagonal line going across the side of the shoe >>9464958
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>>9465035
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>>9465057
these weren't meant as a CP replacement, I bought them for my brother.
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should i buy rod laver or this

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/men/shoes/sneakers/c/211/AMEDE/p/36909435-70
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>>9465050
I dunno mate. I have a pair of the premium stan smiths and these, and honestly the leather feels them same. I wouldn't expect the vintage or the OP's to be much different.
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>>9465072
the laver, aldo is shit. Adidas is mid lvl.
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>>9465077
wang any better?
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>>9465089
I haven't had any experience bro. I have a pair of CP's and MMM gets, they're the only "high" standard leather I can compare to.
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>>9465089
take a look at how shiny and cheap they look

http://imgur.com/a/2emth

fuckin looks like they're made of plastic
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>>9465107
I've heard they look less shit and shiny after a few wears.
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>>9465113
there's only once place shit will go with time and thats to more shit.
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>>9465120
thats some deep shit
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>>9464958
>>9464966
>>9464971
looks better than kent wangs, has a better toebox than stans

nobody is going to mistake them for CPs but i definitely think the all white rod lavers are your best chance. a set of shoe trees or even a pair of socks stuffed in the empty shoes would probably help loads
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>>9463765
I have no idea why there's like a gorillion CP sour grape threads popping up these days, shit's weird
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