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Old 02-10-2020, 06:28 PM
 
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Nike isn't a shoe manufacturer anymore.

They are a SJW promoter, 100%.
And yet they still sell millions of shoes every year.
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:00 PM
 
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They own the basketball market with almost 100 percent. They are good shoes. Adidas is stronger in soccer. It's pretty wide open in running, but Nike is not among the leader there. Hoka One One and Oofos are supposed to be up-and-coming because of the better cushioning. I think a lot of the established shoes below the top end have cut back on cushioning from the feel.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I don't have any interest in Nike products due to their SJW activities. But that's solely my opinion and action.

I used to love New Balance, but my two current pairs of 674's are nowhere near the quality of NB products that I've bought over the years.

My wife just bought Brooks shoes and said I should try them as well. They can be pricey, but I have no problem paying a little more for a quality product.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I was loyal to Nike for most of my life but I noticed the decline in quality too, so this year I'm trying another brand.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:10 AM
 
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My wife just bought Brooks shoes and said I should try them as well. They can be pricey, but I have no problem paying a little more for a quality product.
She's right! Brooks makes a high quality shoe and as somewhat with a pronated outward step find them far and away the best shoe in terms of comfort/
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:17 AM
 
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And yet they still sell millions of shoes every year.
And how long before the soles fall off or the stitching disintegrates?


If you're selling all sizzle, you'll let the quality of the steak go to pot.
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Maybe if Nike can see it in their SJW heart to double the pay to $1 an hour to the Indonesian workers who make the shoes, then possibly see an increase in quality? Of course they may want to stop the beatings of employees as well. Idk....

https://thinkprogress.org/meet-the-i...-e9afae6c4a7e/

Of course if you pay the workers a better wage, then Kapernick would have to take a pay cut....and that can't happen.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:27 PM
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I play indoor basketball 3 nights a week. I was mostly using Nikes and they were lasting 6-9 months before my feet would hurt due to the padding under my feet breaking down (I write the purchase date on the shoes). About 5 years ago the Nikes started lasting only 3 months before my feet would hurt. The shoes looked to be in excellent shape, no rips or loose seams and the soles looked barely worn. However, it felt like there were concrete foot beds in the Nikes. I switched to Under Armour and Adidas and both these brandes last 9 months or longer. Until I have a problem with UA or Adidas, I will not be buying Nike.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:34 PM
 
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Maybe if Nike can see it in their SJW heart to double the pay to $1 an hour to the Indonesian workers who make the shoes, then possibly see an increase in quality? Of course they may want to stop the beatings of employees as well. Idk....

https://thinkprogress.org/meet-the-i...-e9afae6c4a7e/

Of course if you pay the workers a better wage, then Kapernick would have to take a pay cut....and that can't happen.
Nike would take that request and run with it. "Doubling the wage would double our production costs, which would double the price of our shoes. Let's do it." They'd launch a "fair pay" PR campaign and release a specific line of sneakers at $400 (without endorsements, without collaborations) to serve this purpose and look like a progressive company.

Never mind the absolute increase in production costs would be a fraction of a dollar per shoe. But they'd make all sorts of false assumptions and bluffs in support of widening their margins even more. You can't trust a corporation to be transparent, and there is likely a motive behind each act of "generosity", whether it's a token response to a complaint/suit, or positioning themselves to be perceived as something other than "the bad guy".

Not all companies pull stunts like this, some boards actually have tact and class. The ones that do should be approached with the same caution as interacting with a sociopath.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Good luck finding another brand that hasn't also sacrificed quality for profits. I agree with you though.


Try a brand called Hoka. They are amazing!
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