Yeesh. I don't think I'd pay twice as much for them.
Yeesh. I don't think I'd pay twice as much for them.
Like so many, I've wanted a pair of NIKE AIR MAG shoes since they were first shown to the world in 1989. 23 years later and I now have them I also own a pair of Mark Poon's Air Mags, and whilst they are wearable, they are a touch too small for me and so now reside as a prop in my Home Theatre. Talk about doing what ever it takes for as long as it takes
I found a site last year [fashion life] and I bought 2 pair of the black and whites in January of this year. They made me pay by Western Union, and like in the video (back on page 1) they communicated by email and gave a tracking number. The shoes arrived in about 5~7 days. Because I bought 2 pair, I was only charged one lot of shipping and apparently it is free shipping for orders over $200.00USD.
My pair are size 10 and I bought the smallest ones they make (size 8?) for my wife. They are a bit big for her (she actually needs 7), but mine fit perfect.
At first they did look very much like a genuine NIKE product, but looking over them and their box carefully and I found typos in the printing and there were lots of threads that needed clipping back that a genuine NIKE product would not have. So I quickly trimmed them and who cares about the box and its typo? They spelled the word "athletic" as "athietic"?
I do actually wear mine out. I just wear my jeans over the top and don't tuck them in like shown here. The shoes are well made and they are very light and comfortable. On one of my first wears out, I was forced to dive in to a pool to save a child from a possible drowning. They dried out well and there is no signs of an damage from the water, so all good there.
The only modification I have done is to add a piece of 1" wide self adhesive "hook and loop" to the inside of the plastic part of the ankle strap. That way it stays in place even when the strap is undone and prevents the strap working its way down during wearing.
I have thought about ordering a pair of the black and red ones, but don't like the 'worn' look that the photos have.
Last edited by cavx; Apr 8, 2012 at 8:39 AM. Reason: re-add images
Very cool shoes!
so where do we get said markpoons from? just join this site today, for the threads just for this shoe lol. been on the hunt all i found was site already listed but no markpoon.
It's not so much about accuracy as it is if an adult male can actually wear them. I'd much rather have 80% accurate mags I had to work for and can wear than 95% accurate props that wouldn't fit on my hands. Also, I have yet to see these ones in person but I did previously own Mark's and the quality of those was nothing to be proud of.
I guess thats the biggest difference, I never cared about wearing them. Marks shoes are actually VERY well made. The only week spots are the white ankle foam piece and the strap material. Other than that, these shoes are really difficult to take apart.
I noticed on images of the real NIKE AIR MAG that the collar appears to have plastic of something similar to help hold its shape. When I wear my "knock offs", if the strap slips below the base of the collar, they tend to splay out. The MP shoes I first bought are bad for this.
If you look at images of the real deal, it does not have this issue.
With the Mark Poon shoes, I ran the hook and loop vertical, but what I found was that as I pulled the strap tight, the white buckle thing would twist towards the direction I was pulling the strap and because the hook and loop was just 25mm wide, it tended to pull away. So I decided to do something different and ran it horizontal. This way it has almost the full 2" of surface contact and so far, has not moved. These are my wife's shoes
EDIT: In the first 2 shots of me wearing the shoes, there was no hook and loop and why the straps are twisted. It was after that initial wear that I decided I needed to fix the problem. My wife didn't wear hers for about 2 weeks. I think she felt a little awkward even though she has an identical pair of Jordan 8s which we both wore when we came to the US in 2010.
Last edited by cavx; Apr 9, 2012 at 5:04 AM.
Buy the self adhesive stuff so you don't need to worry about glue
what do you reckon about the white piece of foam on the sole? do you think there is a way to paint that or speckle it with paint?
i read that angelus paint is the best if you are painting sneakers, or to use some sort of dye for any leather or fake leather.
I used a gloss black rust protector (because it is what I had on hand at the time) spray pack and it worked well.
i want to make just a light up strap, what materials are required other than the leather strap?
i know a few of you have got the full led, soles and strap all connected to one battery for your original style replicas. but say i just want the strap to light up on these knockoffs, what materials are required other than el sheet?
any instructions available, that would be great. i have a soldering iron ready!
"nike air max our stock sold out,can you help us choice other shoes instead it,?hope your can cooperation thanks,
I've requested a refund, we'll see how this ends. Meanwhile I'll wait to see if sbshoes modifications to the previous model finally happens.
Thanks again for the advice McFly88
For those wanting these shoes, I emailed then last night and got this response this morning
"yes,there is in stock,
Will you order it?"
The person I have communicated with is Angela Chen and she seems to understand English pretty well.
The M22, M23 etc are image numbers I think. If you click on any one of them, you should be able to place your order.