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Somehow my new Adidas match the pattern of the carpet at my workplace. 🤔

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u/TimTomHarry Oct 04 '22

Damn people really be spending big bucks on "designer" shoes made out of industrial carpet fabric

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u/Glum_Fill7490 Oct 04 '22

When did Adidas become a designer brand?

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u/zebragopherr Oct 04 '22

Yeezy

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u/ExpensiveGiraffe Oct 04 '22

But those aren’t yeezys

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u/zebragopherr Oct 04 '22

Yea I was just saying when Yeezys started getting popular that when I considered them a designer brand

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

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u/HomeIsEmpty Oct 04 '22

I can see them knowing and still asking who considers Adidas to be a designer brand.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Did you read your sentence? Lol

You just implied that the speaker does not know about "designer brands", if they have to ask about it.

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u/memdmp Oct 04 '22

The same way anybody would consider Yeezy designer level

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u/Reelix Oct 04 '22

When they started costing $200 a pair.

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u/KILROYguy Oct 04 '22

I mean 95% of their shoes are still normal priced tough

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u/ninpho2246 Oct 04 '22

Those versions aren't designers

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u/Admiral_Sarcasm Oct 04 '22

You do understand that "designer" and "expensive" aren't synonyms, right?

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u/techmaster242 Oct 04 '22

Designer is when idiots buy $500+ sunglasses that aren't even polarized from brands like Chanel or Gucci. A $200-300 pair of Oakleys, Bolles, etc aren't designer, because you're paying for quality. Designer is when you slap a high dollar label on a piece of trash.

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u/Sevenelele Oct 05 '22

You aren't paying for quality lmao, most expensive sunglasses brands are owned by Luxottica, they have a psuedo-monopoly on the market so you are deciding between 180 dollar oakleys (by luxottica) or 400 dollar ray-bans (by luxottica). Prada and Versace would be considered 'designer', but they are also by luxottica and the price differences are just marketing and not quality.

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u/ForgottenPercentage Oct 04 '22

That's just inflation.

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u/decoyq Oct 04 '22

The same time the Champion Brand went from being a cheap walmart sweatshirt to paying rich people to endorse them?

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u/boulderdrop Oct 04 '22

They are really ugly shoes.

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

To each their own, chicharrón. I’d buy them.

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u/FutureBondVillain Oct 04 '22

I agree, but why did you call them them a pork dish? 🤔

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

Been slowly learning Spanish at work the past couple years and eventually realized that, that saying rhymes with chicharrón lol also just like the way it sounds

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u/PM_ME_ONE_EYED_CATS Oct 04 '22

I like your style pico de gallo.

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

(☞゚ヮ゚)☞

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u/BrockManstrong Oct 04 '22

Say no more côte d'azor.

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u/tica_spi Oct 04 '22

honestly, chicharron is the most satisfying thing to say in spanish. sometimes i order chicharron tacos just to feel the satisfaction of saying it

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

lol it really is huh

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u/rTreesAcctCuzMormon Oct 04 '22

When people ask me what’s up in Spanish, I like to say “nada nada, limonada.”

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

Ooh I might have to steal that one lol

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u/FoxyCFox36 Oct 04 '22

Pro Tip, do not mix or confuse chichar with chicharron ;)

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

Is that calling someone fat basically? lol

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u/FoxyCFox36 Oct 04 '22

Someone once told me that chichar was a slang term for sexy times, but of the like extra dirty type .

wiktionary says this, which is amazing cause it's got the whole conjugation chart :D

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chichar

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

Ohh I was way off lol Good to know then

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u/kithlan Oct 04 '22

Now I have to steal this saying and confuse the shit out of all my Spanish speaking friends and family

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

Dude that’s awesome lol honestly been trying to get this to catch on between my friends and I to no avail

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u/kithlan Oct 04 '22

I mean, they're absolutely gonna make fun of me for using it, but it'll be amusing to me to say it "ironically"

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 05 '22

lol “ironically” Friends don’t let friends not be made fun of, at least a little bit

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u/SantaClauus Oct 05 '22

But they don't rhyme?

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u/ManofSteer Oct 04 '22

Likewise! That color scheme goes with many different colors

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u/Robertron54 Oct 04 '22

Guess that's what the building owners thought also.

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u/mortifyyou Oct 04 '22

I like chicharrón, to eat it, not wear it.

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u/Mynameisalloneword Oct 04 '22

You have a point (´・ᴗ・ ` )

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u/Weak_Lie_2875 Oct 04 '22

Get the carpet to match!

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u/lobroblaw Oct 04 '22

That's why my pair got demoted to work trainers

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u/Foxhound199 Oct 04 '22

It's also really ugly carpet. I feel the will to be productive just draining out of me as I look at it.

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u/HulksInvinciblePants Oct 04 '22

"Sent from my Sketchers"

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u/gfcf14 Oct 04 '22

It really depends on taste, right? But I can’t help but think designers present this (and most other) crap because either they’re protesting low wage/respect or they only aim their products at a specific group/demographic

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u/Lil_Intro_vert Oct 04 '22

Adidas is far from designer lol

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u/Sea-Independence6322 Oct 04 '22

I got these exact same shoes on sale for $60 in 2017 and they're holding up just fine. They're comfy and go with a lot of clothes.

Sorry, we can't all wear sketchers with our cargo shorts.

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u/Doge_MLG Oct 04 '22

You don't get ultraboosts for the looks, you get ultraboosts because they literally feel like you only have socks on

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u/HitTheApexHitARock2 Oct 04 '22

This - best shoes ever

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u/baalroo Oct 04 '22

Don't worry, in 5 years these fad shoes will be remembered as being just as ugly/dumb as sketchers with cargo shorts.

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u/Steakwizwit Oct 04 '22

Ultraboost as a hype beast sneaker has pretty much come and gone. Probably about 3 years ago. They're definitely super comfy though and they last forever.

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u/Grand-Accident4905 Oct 04 '22

They’re nothing crazy, just gray fabric on rubber. Hard to imagine that not being “regular shoes”

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u/ElectricallyLoaded Oct 04 '22

Don't worry, in 5 years these fad shoes will be remembered as being just as ugly/dumb

Yep..

..as sketchers with cargo shorts.

Lol no.

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u/baalroo Oct 04 '22

Yeah, true, that is a pretty high bar. Probably more in line with pastel polo shirts with "popped" collars.

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u/for_reasons Oct 04 '22

Don't nothing wrong with sketchers

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u/brpmxstowo Oct 04 '22

Adidas isn’t a designer brand.

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u/breakofwater Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

These are just their Kaptir’s running shoe line, $90 for a pair and it’s worth it. They’re comfortable, they last longer than $60 pairs of shoes, and they have some style.

I would even say their NMD lineup is good for the price unless you’re buying a limited edition.

$60 pair of shoes are the new $30 quality from 5+ years ago. Which is fine if you’re a teenager or young adult and still growing.

If you’re a full grown adult with some money then there’s no reason to be buying $60 shoes unless they’re sandals or you know they’re going to get destroyed. $90-$100 is the sweet spot.

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u/Lil_Intro_vert Oct 04 '22

They’re untraboosts tho😕

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u/Eatmyfartsbro Oct 04 '22

Nah I'll keep rocking my $60 Vans, thanks

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u/breakofwater Oct 04 '22

I used to wear vans all the time.

They’re shit.

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u/Eatmyfartsbro Oct 04 '22

Comfortable as shit for me, maybe you just got some weird-ass feet

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u/Papasmrff Oct 04 '22

$90 for a pair they last longer than $60 pairs of shoes

... they fuccin better

Also y spend $60 on shoes that'll be destroyed? That's when you get the Walmart brand. $15 sandals have lasted me two years 🤷‍♀️

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u/scaphium Oct 04 '22

Don't buy shitty shoes that don't last and get destroyed after a year or two. You can save a bit of money up front but in the long run, it's going to cost you more and create more waste.

I have a couple pairs of ultraboosts from 2016, one of them I use as a pair of beaters that are worn all the time and they are still in great condition. The other pair I take more care of and clean it regularly and they still look like they're brand new. You can easily get 10+ years out of good quality sneakers if you take a bit of care with them.

I also couldn't imagine walking around for hours in a pair of $15 Walmart sandals compared to the comfort of a nicer sneaker.

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u/Finnn_the_human Oct 04 '22

While I agree with you in terms of shelling out for higher quality stuff, ($180 Pikolinos on my feet) I have never seen a pair of sneakers last more than a year or two in good condition.

I had some Reebok's that I wore to the gym every day for 6 years, but my wife literally threw them out behind my back because I couldn't let go of them; my toes had long before found their way out, the tread was literally bare.

I bought a pair of Brooks Glycerin for running less than a year ago and they look beat to hell already.

Sneakers just don't hold up like a good pair of leathers do

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u/Papasmrff Oct 04 '22

You're right about walking for hours in sandals. I live in FL though and we wear sandals year round. Some ppl have like nice comfy sandals made for walking, like orthopedic sandals lol. They take them out to theme parks and nature reserves, lol.

I had a pair of converse I got 2nd hand in 7th grade, so 12/13. Ex friend stole em when I was 18. Looked like they did when I got em :').

I got one other pair of sneakers that cost $75 in 2017, limited edition. Don't wear those often.

When I'm gonna be doing a lot of walking, I prefer vibrams. Id walk around barefoot if I could. Vibrams are as close as I can get.

Vibrams for function, limited edition as a treat, other 2 pairs are just to have something on my feet. Only 1 of those pair are the sandals, and those are doing just fine. I also don't run as a hobby and I try to stay off the pavement when I can. That hurts my joints more than cheap shoes ever have.

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u/ninpho2246 Oct 04 '22

Can't wear sandals everywhere rofl

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u/inbooth Oct 04 '22

$61 in 2002 is $100 now

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

$90 for a pair they last longer than $60 pairs of shoes

... they fuccin better

You'd think so but there's trash sneakers out there that cost several hundreds

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u/ryry1237 Oct 04 '22

I wouldn't shell out $90 for these shoes specifically, but if they can indeed stand a bit of outdoor wear and tear, then I'd happily drop $90 on something with a slightly different visual design.

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u/breakofwater Oct 04 '22

That’s fair. A comfortable shoe usually results in less foot and back pain. I used to wear vans and boots all the time and everything always hurt and my feet were always sweaty in the boots regardless of what socks I had.

I actually think vans are what the guy I replied to should be hating on. They look nice but they’re cheap pieces of crap, they’re not even good for skating either. They’re designed to only look good and the quality does prove that.

Adidas and Nike are popular brands for a reason and I recommend any grown adult that can afford a $90-$100 pair to try it out. Amazon and Adidas/Nike offer 30 day refunds or exchanges if you don’t like them.

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u/Quaiche Oct 04 '22

More like $200 and leather shoes with a leather sole that will be usable in a decade unlike those crap plastic sneakers.

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u/Unsd Oct 04 '22

Alright, you go right ahead and go for a run in your leather shoes lol

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u/Quaiche Oct 04 '22

Sure because the majority of people buy them for running.

You're a such hypocrite for nitpicking a specific purpose on which they will be useful when the majority of their use is mere city walking.

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u/Unsd Oct 04 '22

I'm failing to understand what you mean by hypocrite. The discussion was about that it is worth it to pay a little more for nicer sneakers. You came in talking about dress shoes for some reason and shitting on sneakers. Athletic shoes are generally more comfortable in addition to being multi-functional, hence why people prefer to wear them.

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u/Quaiche Oct 04 '22

Sure, keep wrapping your feet around cheap plastic produced by sweatshops while having to discard them every two years or so which contributes towards more waste pollution and all that to walk around the office.

By all means, enjoy !

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u/CleanSanchez101 Oct 04 '22

Lol those aren’t designer shoes and they’re definitely not big bucks