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RezSav



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:40 am Reply with quote
Talk about awsome, I wouldn't mind owning a pair of those. Though I would've had a bigger fangasm if they were in the Naruto 1 color.
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teferi



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:50 am Reply with quote
They've got a swirly and the konoha sign on them O_o

Admittedly it's bit more tasetful than all of those yugioh shoes you see at walmart all over the place.

But it still seems kind of pointless...
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Fui



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 6:15 am Reply with quote
Not exactly my style but at least the design is subtle and not screaming fandom all over them. I could so see some of my friends getting those. At least they didn't put like a huge patch of Naruto on it. Nike still has an image to uphold, maybe.

I wonder if they'll make it to the states. I'd probably laugh if I saw anyone older than 10 wearing those, though. Sorry, I'm not a huge Naruto fan myself. If I were, I'm sure I'd have a more positive outlook on this product.
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mrgazpacho



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:54 am Reply with quote
I prefer my Onitsuka Tiger (ASICS) Astroboy shoes:

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4640/astroboyshoes4nv.jpg


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Kidder



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:50 am Reply with quote
mrgazpacho wrote:
I prefer my Onitsuka Tiger (ASICS) Astroboy shoes:

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4640/astroboyshoes4nv.jpg


Very Happy


lol those are pretty sweet shoes mrgazpacho!

I probs wouldn't fork out the money for a pair of Naruto trainers, but I like how they've toned down the fandom-ness so it doesn't scream "NARUTARD!!!!"
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 9:25 am Reply with quote
i'm sorry but those are some ugly shoes. i think it's the color that turns me off the most.

why would a ninja wear sneakers anyhow? Wink


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CaliSerenity



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:10 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:

why would a ninja wear sneakers anywhow? Wink

yah, maybe we need to cut off the front part of the shoes and make them into sneaker-sandals. Razz
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Mokkori



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:46 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
why would a ninja wear sneakers anywhow? Wink


For sneaking, of course!
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Kouji



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:09 am Reply with quote
teferi wrote:


But it still seems kind of pointless...
You mean merchandise has a point to begin with? Anyway, I do think they're taking the Naruto merchandise a bit too far by having Naruto shoes, but maybe I'm just biased because I think the color of the shoes looks tacky. I guess black doesn't go with everything, after all. And if these shoes are ever released in the U.S., you can bet at least half of dozen teens who don't even know what Naruto is will be wearing them "because they looked cool."
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:24 am Reply with quote
Mokkori wrote:
v1cious wrote:
why would a ninja wear sneakers anywhow? Wink


For sneaking, of course!


i guess i walked right into that one Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:42 am Reply with quote
When I first read the news I was like you got to be kidding me. But I think Nike did well here. I mean I am a little old to wear something like that but I can see some teenagers pulling it off without being total outcasts.

Someone meantioned the colors, I don't mind orange as they are part of my school colors.
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teferi



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:07 pm Reply with quote
Kouji wrote:
teferi wrote:


But it still seems kind of pointless...
You mean merchandise has a point to begin with? Anyway, I do think they're taking the Naruto merchandise a bit too far by having Naruto shoes, but maybe I'm just biased because I think the color of the shoes looks tacky. I guess black doesn't go with everything, after all. And if these shoes are ever released in the U.S., you can bet at least half of dozen teens who don't even know what Naruto is will be wearing them "because they looked cool."


well if you scrathed off the swirly and the leaf it would essentially just be one really fugly sneaker. I mean there is a point and it's to make a naruto product, if all itt akes to do that is a swirly and a leaf they might as well just start stamping them on anything they can put it on ... I mean if that's all it takes I woudln't be surprised fi they started makign naruto condoms O_o
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:22 pm Reply with quote
teferi wrote:
I mean if that's all it takes I woudln't be surprised fi they started makign naruto condoms O_o


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UltimaShadowfax



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:22 pm Reply with quote
Huh. I was expecting one of those cheap shoes like at Payless where they have a plastic picture of one of the characters. But those actually look pretty cool. Not my color though.
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Grico



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:32 pm Reply with quote
If these allow me to sneak around like a ninja I'm sold on them. Strangely my Air Jordans never seemed to work correctly like that...
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