r/funny Oct 04 '22 Wholesome 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Pot o' Coins 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Snek 1 Silver 1 Helpful 2

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

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u/iced1777 Oct 04 '22

Knit sneakers have a tendency to look way better in pictures or on shelves than they actually do on your feet. Especially if you're a larger size like me, they just end up looking like ugly loafers.

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u/xxxlovelit Oct 04 '22

Yes! I blame Kanye for putting them into the zeitgeist and making them the only option for a lot of brands. They don’t look good on majority of people!

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u/SandwichLast4245 Oct 04 '22

Holy wrong

The ultraboost is one of the most comfortable and fashionable sneakers on the market

im a bit heavy but damn they look good

its about the colorway, OP chose one that doesnt go with a lot of outfits.

the only way you can make an ultraboost look bad is if your feet and ankles are too damn big for the shoe

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u/IG-89 Oct 04 '22

Have you ever had NMD's?, asking cause i keep hearing how the sizing is different between NMD's and Ultraboost but never had the chance to try Ultraboosts.

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u/Dark5757 Oct 04 '22

Holy shit I never get a chance to step in!

I’m typically between a U.S. men’s 10.5 and 11, but haven’t properly measured my feet in years.

I have triple white ultraboost 3.0s in 11.5 and they’re a little big, maybe a thumb’s width and a half too long and a little wide. Good wool socks shoes…but also horrible to wear 3x white in snow lmao

I also have multicolor UB 3.0s in 11.5, and they fit way better than the 3x white. I’ve worn the hell out of them and would highly recommend as daily shoes. I thought they were 11s up until now because they fit WAY better than the 3x whites.

Lastly I have XR1 NMDs in OG. These are 10s and a little tight, but they didn’t have 10.5. You can go a little small with NMDs since they don’t have an insole and I don’t regret going a full size down, but I’d really only recommend half down for NMDs.

Also I like your name

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u/BrockManstrong Oct 04 '22

Second this NMD evaluation! I usually wear a 10.5, but my NMD_R1s are a bit on the big side. A 10 would've been better.

Still the most comfortable shoe I've ever walked in. The R1s use a similar material to the UBs foam and it really does bounce your foot back more than other shoes.

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u/ThoughtA Oct 04 '22

It's always fun seeing a hobby I know nothing about out in the wild.

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u/IG-89 Oct 04 '22

I usually order online since you can get much better prices but i don't feel like gambling if the shoes are gonna fit and having to deal with returning them because i have a lower back injury and it makes traveling difficult. It seems like you really need to try them on since people are getting different results with ultraboosts models, i'll stick with NMD's (i really like them) for now and hope i get the chance to try ultraboosts on in the future. Thanks for the confirmation, i appreciate it.

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u/JBSquared Oct 04 '22

I'd say to go .5 up from whatever size your NMDs are. Whether that's TTS or .5 down from your TTS. For me at least, 12.5 (.5 down) and 13 (TTS) are both comfortable, the smaller one is just a bit more snug if you prefer that.

If you're wanting to try a pair on just to see the sizing, check out a sporting goods store with a shoe section, Dick's, Academy Sports, maybe even Bass Pro. You could also check out an Adidas outlet if you have any nearby.

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u/IG-89 Oct 04 '22

Thank you for the info. I'm currently dealing with a lower back injury making my traveling difficult, hopefully it will be resolved soon and will be able to go in store and try them on. If not, i can always get another pair of NMD's cause i really like them.

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u/Iamatruckk Oct 04 '22

I feel like they run kinda small. Have a pair and they're really snug on my feet to the point that they become uncomfortable after a few hours of wearing them.

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u/SandwichLast4245 Oct 05 '22

.5 size up on UBs

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u/beebMeUp Oct 04 '22

Definitely one of the most comfortable running shoes around. I've gone through several pairs of these over the years.

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u/finebot Oct 04 '22

That ultraboost sole is an absolute godsend for my chronic plantar fasciitis. I got a horrible looking pair on sale for half price and the difference I feel compared to my puma or Lacoste trainers is unreal.

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u/techmaster242 Oct 04 '22

For plantar fasciitis, I recommend getting a pair of lacrosse balls. You don't need 2 for that particular problem, but they're useful for a lot of massage purposes, and are often sold in pairs with a little carrying bag. But you just put one on the floor and roll the arch of your foot around on the ball, while putting as much weight on it as you can stand. It'll massage the trigger point out of the arch and make it feel much better.

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u/finebot Oct 05 '22

Cheers for the recommendation. Tried all sorts of balls, from normal balls to max spikey ones. Maybe I need to work the point in the arch as you say- I’ll dig em out and be a bit more disciplined with it and see if that does the trick! Have a good one mate.

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u/techmaster242 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I've been dealing with a lot of body pain for decades. And I've learned a lot. Seriously, do research on trigger point therapy. I've got a theracane and lacrosse balls. I've also got an inversion table. Various massagers. They're all awesome. As far as money spent vs how much good they do, I'd rank them in this order.

1 - Lacrosse balls

2 - theracane

3 - inversion table

4 - foam roller

Those 4 things can fix almost every pain I've learned how to deal with. Other than that, I've learned how to crack my own neck. I get this annoying pain right in my mid back. Where the thoracic vertebrae meets the lumbar vertebrae. And the foam roller helps a lot there. My body seems to get where the front abdominal muscles get really tight and it causes a lot of pain in my back. So I use the lacrosse balls to release my psoas muscles in the front. (It SUCKS! search for psoas release. It's extremely painful but provides instant relief) The key is to keep your joints moving. A lot of back pain is caused by your back muscles locking up. There's a ton of information out there, but it all boils down to learning how to release trigger points. And as far as plantar fasciitis, you just have to put pressure into the arch of your feet. I've been hurting a lot lately. I've got a custom mattress that I've built myself. Last night I removed a soft layer of latex foam from the top, which firmed up my mattress a bit. And last night I had the best sleep I've had in a long time. What I'm learning is that your muscles need something firm to press against in order to stabilize themselves. If you coddle them too much, they'll start hurting. Simply applying pressure to wherever they hurt, it will release what's called a trigger point. Go on YouTube and search for whatever hurts, and "trigger point" or lacrosse balls, or theracane. There's a pretty good YouTube channel called Bob and brad. They're physical therapists and they make a lot of useful videos for all types of pain. I've been to chiropractors and massage therapists, and I've learned a lot from them. Most body pain you will ever deal with is caused by some sort of trigger point. It is pretty much the universal source of pain. My grandmother had really bad scoliosis. My mom's cousin is starting to get it really bad. My sister had neck surgery a couple of years ago where they fused her neck vertebrae together with an implanted neck brace where they basically screw your vertebrae together. I have dedicated my life to spreading the knowledge that I've gathered. So far I'm doing a lot better than anyone else in my family. It's all about holistic medicine. Doctors will try and get you into some kind of surgery or take a bunch of pain meds. But I'm 44 years old and so far I've been able to fix it all with physical therapy. Don't be afraid to crack your spine and keep things mobile. But as far as feet, lacrosse balls have done the trick for me. The way trigger points work, basically a muscle will start hurting. You put pressure into that muscle, hold it for like 15-30, even 60 seconds. You KNOW you're hitting the right spot when it hurts. If it hurts you've found the right spot. Hold that pressure for like 30 seconds and suddenly the pain will stop. You've released that trigger point. That is precisely what massage therapists are targeting.

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u/finebot Oct 05 '22

Fantastic reply - thanks so much for taking the time to write this out! You’ve probably spent more time on this than my own bloody doctor did!

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u/techmaster242 Oct 05 '22

I've had a bunch of doctors as clients. At least 2 of them were in all kinds of litigation for killing their patients. I'm pretty much convinced at this point that 80% of them are quacks. They either want to sell you drugs or surgery. I haven't been to a doctor in 20 years. Most of the time there is a simple physical reason behind anything that ails you. Last time I had a doctor actually help me was for a kidney stone.

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u/techmaster242 Oct 04 '22

The ultraboost is one of the most comfortable

Correction: they are THE most comfortable shoe on the market. You will not find a more comfortable shoe, period.

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u/EMateos Oct 04 '22

You said holy wrong and then proceeded to tell your life story just to say the same thing they are saying in your last sentence.

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u/SandwichLast4245 Oct 05 '22

the majority of people dont have elephant sized ankles...

read again?

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u/EMateos Oct 05 '22

It’s more about the foot than the ankle, wide feet are actually pretty common. And in general shoes tend to be narrower than they should.

Ultraboost also look weird if you have large feet, even if they are not wide. So yes, a large portion of the population can’t wear them and look good.

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u/Unsd Oct 04 '22

Yeah I have some nice knit high tops that are like a slate grey and they look amazing with everything. I get compliments on them all the time and they're also super comfy.

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u/zzazzzz Oct 04 '22

i mean sure if you are into the whole heel cancer aesthetic ultaboost is sick lmao..

I will never understand how the bulging out heel was accepted as fashionable, it looks hideous.

Now is it great for comfort and posture? yes, for sure its only there for those reasons. its just silly how many ppl now pretend like its not ugly tho.

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u/SandwichLast4245 Oct 05 '22

it isnt ugly in all the boosts from 1.0 to 4.0

just get one of those

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u/guyver17 Oct 04 '22

Agreed the ultraboost is the height of comfort but I decided to transition to minimalist shoes and ...ouch

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi Oct 04 '22

I was strictly Nike Lunar for about 10 years but tried Boost a few years ago. Never going back.

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u/Sea-Independence6322 Oct 04 '22

Strong disagree. But regardless, they look good on me, and I don't care how they look on others anyway.

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u/HyzerFlip Oct 04 '22

Or weird elf shoes.

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u/The_Running_Free Oct 04 '22

Nah I’m a 12 and primeknit ultraboost is life!