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Thread started 05/17/21 1:47am

Ramzoo

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Now sneakers....

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"Nike SB Dunk Low First Avenue Prince Release Info | SneakerNews.com" https://sneakernews.com/2...ue-prince/
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Reply #1 posted 05/17/21 3:26am

Vannormal

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This even remotely has little to do with Prince.

Though the ticket underneath is cool. Not visible, but it is there.

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He barely ever wore sneakers. No?

I can hardly imagine him with sneakers.

Except for some picture i remeber where he plays basketball.

...of which I think he should've played basketball with his high heels on. wink

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #2 posted 05/17/21 3:30am

mattj

Vannormal said:

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This even remotely has little to do with Prince.

Though the ticket underneath is cool. Not visible, but it is there.

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He barely ever wore sneakers. No?

I can hardly imagine him with sneakers.

Except for some picture i remeber where he plays basketball.

...of which I think he should've played basketball with his high heels on. wink

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I saw a him in Converse sneakers a number of times

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Reply #3 posted 05/17/21 7:11am

LoveGalore

These aren't Prince shoes. They're First Avenue shoes. And considering First Avenue is struggling to stay alive (as are many classic venues due to CV), you could consider buying them.

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Reply #4 posted 05/17/21 7:13am

udo

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Ramzoo said:

sad "Nike SB Dunk Low First Avenue Prince Release Info | SneakerNews.com" https://sneakernews.com/2...ue-prince/

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Oh.

So I can honor Prince by releasing pre-approved (by me) microphone cables?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #5 posted 05/17/21 8:55am

Genesia

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Hideous.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #6 posted 05/17/21 11:46am

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

These aren't Prince shoes. They're First Avenue shoes. And considering First Avenue is struggling to stay alive (as are many classic venues due to CV), you could consider buying them.


Completely valid. This is to honor Prince, not recreate his life story on a pair of kicks. It's very much First Avenue, with the black background, white stars. I do think the larger star should've been gold like on the wall on First Avenue now. But maybe it didn't look right.

And they're trimmed in purple, so yeah, they are "remotely" connected to Prince. Everyone gonna act like Prince didn't use purple now?

And yes Prince wrote sneakers. Y'all not see his ass playing basketball with his pants tucked into his socks, which were pulled up to his knees? Hell, the little muthafukaa wore flipflops with socks, which ... if that ain't some middle aged dad shit, I don't know what is! lol lol

People, they're shoes. Sorta meh design, but at the end of the day, this is an independent business trying to stay afloat.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #7 posted 05/17/21 11:54am

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


These aren't Prince shoes. They're First Avenue shoes. And considering First Avenue is struggling to stay alive (as are many classic venues due to CV), you could consider buying them.




Completely valid. This is to honor Prince, not recreate his life story on a pair of kicks. It's very much First Avenue, with the black background, white stars. I do think the larger star should've been gold like on the wall on First Avenue now. But maybe it didn't look right.

And they're trimmed in purple, so yeah, they are "remotely" connected to Prince. Everyone gonna act like Prince didn't use purple now?

And yes Prince wrote sneakers. Y'all not see his ass playing basketball with his pants tucked into his socks, which were pulled up to his knees? Hell, the little muthafukaa wore flipflops with socks, which ... if that ain't some middle aged dad shit, I don't know what is! lol lol

People, they're shoes. Sorta meh design, but at the end of the day, this is an independent business trying to stay afloat.



I mean, slapping purple laces on a black shoe and calling it Prince is a little extra. With white laces, the shoes would look even more dapper. Like a tuxedo or some shit. Idk, I like them. They have a pretty low profile, imo, except those neon laces.
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Reply #8 posted 05/17/21 1:40pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:


I mean, slapping purple laces on a black shoe and calling it Prince is a little extra. With white laces, the shoes would look even more dapper. Like a tuxedo or some shit. Idk, I like them. They have a pretty low profile, imo, except those neon laces.


Well, I feel like there's a bit more effort than that put into it. You'll notice the brick wall design on the back quarter of either side, as well. I do think the purple laces sorta darken it all down a bit more. But if it were all black and white, maybe it'd be too saddleshoe look, or too generic.

I believe the foxing and/or piping should've been purple, to match the other trim.

Also, the inside of the shoe and underside of the tongue should've been purple.

The eyelets should've been purple. Leave all the rest black.

Then the white laces (maybe with a purple tip on them) would've cleaned it up a bit, given it that tuxedo look. Still advocating for a gold star, too. Hell, put one gold star in the sea of those other smaller stars, so it stands out or is different.

These do feel a bit like a prototype.

Having designed a pair of Chuck Taylors I still wear, I think there are many details that have gone unnoticed or ignored on these shoes. Wherever I had an option to change something on my Taylor's, I did. They're a few years old, but I still got compliments on them a couple of weeks ago at a sewing machine store. Of course my usual response it, "Thanks. They're custom." ha

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Reply #9 posted 05/17/21 3:33pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:



I mean, slapping purple laces on a black shoe and calling it Prince is a little extra. With white laces, the shoes would look even more dapper. Like a tuxedo or some shit. Idk, I like them. They have a pretty low profile, imo, except those neon laces.


Well, I feel like there's a bit more effort than that put into it. You'll notice the brick wall design on the back quarter of either side, as well. I do think the purple laces sorta darken it all down a bit more. But if it were all black and white, maybe it'd be too saddleshoe look, or too generic.

I believe the foxing and/or piping should've been purple, to match the other trim.


Also, the inside of the shoe and underside of the tongue should've been purple.


The eyelets should've been purple. Leave all the rest black.


Then the white laces (maybe with a purple tip on them) would've cleaned it up a bit, given it that tuxedo look. Still advocating for a gold star, too. Hell, put one gold star in the sea of those other smaller stars, so it stands out or is different.

These do feel a bit like a prototype.

Having designed a pair of Chuck Taylors I still wear, I think there are many details that have gone unnoticed or ignored on these shoes. Wherever I had an option to change something on my Taylor's, I did. They're a few years old, but I still got compliments on them a couple of weeks ago at a sewing machine store. Of course my usual response it, "Thanks. They're custom." ha



I wouldn't wear them but I think a lot of thought has gone into them, it certainly looks like first avenue
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Reply #10 posted 05/17/21 3:44pm

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:



I mean, slapping purple laces on a black shoe and calling it Prince is a little extra. With white laces, the shoes would look even more dapper. Like a tuxedo or some shit. Idk, I like them. They have a pretty low profile, imo, except those neon laces.


Well, I feel like there's a bit more effort than that put into it. You'll notice the brick wall design on the back quarter of either side, as well. I do think the purple laces sorta darken it all down a bit more. But if it were all black and white, maybe it'd be too saddleshoe look, or too generic.

I believe the foxing and/or piping should've been purple, to match the other trim.


Also, the inside of the shoe and underside of the tongue should've been purple.


The eyelets should've been purple. Leave all the rest black.


Then the white laces (maybe with a purple tip on them) would've cleaned it up a bit, given it that tuxedo look. Still advocating for a gold star, too. Hell, put one gold star in the sea of those other smaller stars, so it stands out or is different.

These do feel a bit like a prototype.

Having designed a pair of Chuck Taylors I still wear, I think there are many details that have gone unnoticed or ignored on these shoes. Wherever I had an option to change something on my Taylor's, I did. They're a few years old, but I still got compliments on them a couple of weeks ago at a sewing machine store. Of course my usual response it, "Thanks. They're custom." ha



Oh, no no I definitely read First Avenue and get that whole vibe. I'm just not seeing any Prince in this aside from the purple laces. Even the ticket on the heel isn't a Prince ticket. I'm not so sure the article got it right by suggesting this is a Prince tribute. Id expect a symbol on there or something (perhaps the old school version from his bike in PR).

I love chucks!
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