NIKE MAG's to be re-released in November?? Is this true?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Jedifyfe, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Jedifyfe

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  2. Alan Castillo

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    I think it is fake. It can't be true, for so many reasons.
     
  3. Shylaah

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    I have no idea.....I just wanted to say: Thanks for fixing "guy".........

    I did read the article. Seems poorly written with a lot of emphasis on how this new production shoe will be so EXACT to that limited edition run. It sounds like someone is bitter and wishes to create angst among the people who were able to buy a pair??

    This doesn't sound like something corporate Nike would say??

    And to make sure you do understand that they will be exactly the same......
    Shylaah
     
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  4. blocpartycam

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    I think judging by the age of the articles and how not many websites picked up on this, it's fake.

    However, I do think we'll see more Nike Mag based designs from them in the near future...
     
  5. Crank729

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    It's probably fake, but if it is true..................

    :love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love
     
  6. Grey

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    Well since it says "mid october" and november starts in about 4 hours depending on where you are, i'm gonna go ahead and call BS.
     
  7. sarni1000

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    It's fake. Was released a couple of weeks ago. I forget where, but some website officially announced that it was fake. It would have shown up on the official Nike site if it was real.
     
  8. Jedifyfe

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    Yeah, I thought so. There is no way that NIKE would do this. Though they could probably get away with it, they wouldn't risk the lawsuits.
     
  9. S02

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    in this time and era.. its all about money, sex & war.... I wont be surprised if they actually have the MAGs on retail... yes the MAG was released for a good cause and that cause has past and done. Nike managed to raised over 5Mil in less than 2weeks..

    now if we look at the facts and figure 1510 pair = 5Mil (at average price tag of $3,500)

    If they do a retail at ard the $300 price tag and a global released of more than 1510 pairs.. 5Mil figure is a very small figure.. so they are definitely looking onto these!

    What will the early buyers of MAG say??!! Nike won't even bother... they STRICTLY mention the 1st 1500 pair TO BE auction off... which then became 1510 (i dunno why) but the FINE line is there... means buyers agree and cant complaint about it...

    fingers crossed..
     
  10. Grey

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    It won't happen. NIKE has already made plans for the '2015' release and we won't be seeing anything untill then.
     
  11. S02

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    2015 is for the 'Power Lace' version.
     
  12. Grey

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    Right, and they're not going to re-release the same shoe they already made for the MJFox foundation between now and then when they've made plans for power laces in 2015.
     
  13. DL4567

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    All I care about is when the Chinese knock-offs will come out. Screw Nike.
     
  14. GBRob

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    Yeah I would think Nike would wait at least a year before re-releasing them.
     
  15. Funky

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    Why would you say that?
     
  16. sarni1000

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    The extra 10 pairs were the ones that were auctioned off at the Nike events across the country.

    As Brad noted during the LA event though, there were at least 80 pairs that were used in the glass display case that were "rejects" and who knows how many more sample pairs that got made.
     
  17. ralphee

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    Because 5K for a pair of shoes is just plain ridiculous, and Nike wont answer the fans who crave these, instead opting to satisfy those with huge disposable incomes, all in a good cause of course, but still, bitter sweet.

    Im the same, bring on the knock off's, and to hell with Nike.

    lee
     
  18. DL4567

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    Thanks ralphee. Exactly my thoughts.
     
  19. Dc30

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    Being a member of the Nike Talk board as well, this complaint came up many many times. But the truth of the matter lies in the fact that it was an auction. There was no set price, and Nike donated the shoes and ate the production costs. There was no monetary gain for Nike through this. And it's not as if a company like Nike NEEDS more PR...they are who they are. Anybody could have bid, and anybody could have won. Now...was Nike under the assumption that the massive fan/public appeal for these iconic sneakers would command high bids in the auctions? Probably, but they also could have gone for $300-$500 and I'm sure that Nike would have been ok with that as well. It raised money for the MJF foundation and at the same time rose AWARENESS for Parkinson's. Mission accomplished...according to Nike.

    I also saw some people on NT that had little to no interest in the shoes themselves...and had the means to DONTATE quite a large sum of money, which translated into upwards of 7 pairs. One guy even went into a story about his mother who was a victim of cancer, and wished he could have done more for her as he watched her deteriorate...he couldn't, so now he does what he can whenever he can. So he was able to bid on...and win 7 pairs. He seemed to be more concerned with helping a cause close to his heart, than the Mags themselves.

    And as for "huge disposable incomes"...I am a personal trainer in an upscale health club in Northern NJ. I make around 100K a year, and my winning bid for the shoes was $5,100. BUT...my girlfriend won them for me....she is a physical therapist, who through about 20 years in the business, just has a large credit limit, because with 3 kids...there is little disposable income to throw around like this. She bid because she knows I love them, so she did that for me. Neither of us millionaires or anything of the like. Just did what we wanted...

    I understand that everyone who wanted a pair didn't get a pair...but it's not always what we think the evil man behind the curtain is doing...

    Thanks guys!
     
  20. Spence

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    Dc30's makes some good points: Nike did not set a fixed price, nor did they create this promotion to make a massive profit. I am definitely looking forward to the 2015 release. As for the "Re-release Ad," I believe it's a total hoax.
     
  21. alienscollection.com

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  22. ralphee

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    Good points, and rather lame points too. I dont earn 100K a year, not even close.
    I also, wont use any form of credit, to buy a prop, let alone, a pair of footwear, i intend to use, and wear out over time.

    So, yeah, bring on the bootlegs, i still wont be swayed.

    Lee
     
  23. Jedifyfe

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    This is why I am making my own. Even the released versions are not 100% accurate to the original prop.
     
  24. DL4567

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    Nike indirectly set a high price by choosing to sell only 1500 pairs. A stupidly low number considering how many people want these shoes. It's simple economics. Limit the supply and the price will go up. They could have made more shoes, bringing in just as much money if not more for the charitable cause, while making more fans happy at the same time.

    And your example of someone buying 7 pairs who doesn't even have interest in the shoes just furthers my point. That guy shrank the pool of shoes available to people who are actually interested in the shoes themselves. If he wants to give money to the MJF Foundation or any other charity, he can freely do so anytime he wishes without getting shoes he doesn't even want. I'm willing to bet that most of the 1,500 auction winners (or less since some bought multiple pairs) aren't even BTTF fans.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not against the charity at all. I'm not opposed to donating money. I just can't afford to give away 3 to 5 thousand dollars. And if I did, and got the shoes, I couldn't even enjoy them because I'd never bring myself to wearing shoes that cost so much money.

    Many others surely agree that probably 90% of the people who signed the online petition to get the MAGs made were not able to buy a pair. Kind of silly, don't you think? It's like holding an auction for food, and inviting Ethiopians and Americans. Who's gonna be able to buy it, and who wants it more? The BTTF fans were definitely left out in the cold on this one.
     
  25. Jedifyfe

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    /\ Great points DL and that is pretty much what I think also.

    Let's say NIKE released these in a production of 100,000 shoes at $300 each. That equals $30,000,000. They could have donated 25% ($8 million)of that to the Foundation and pocketed the rest.

    While I had the money to buy these, I could not bring myself to spend that much money on a prop. Especially when they are not 100% accurate.
     
  26. ralphee

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    DL, good post, like it.

    Lee
     
  27. Lear60man

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    Just for kicks (pun intended) The last few shoes that sold on ebay were in the $4300-4700 range. So suck it resellers!
     
  28. Jedifyfe

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    That actually sounds a little high. I see pairs sitting there with Buy It Nows for $4000. The range seems to be more in the $3200-$3500 range.
     
  29. S02

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    So everyone agrees it won't come out till 2015?? And if so... I believe it will be another or maybe 2015 pair to be auction off!! So good luck to us all...
     

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