Hahhaa, Nike "fencing" boot

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  1. D+F+P=Hadouken!

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  2. Guymelef

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    They look like props from Die Another Day; a true travesty to our sport.
     
  3. Sciurus-Rex

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    :) I kinda want to buy them out of curiosity.
     
  4. erooMynohtnA

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    I think they would go well with Inq's tinted visor mask.
     
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  5. CvilleFencer

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    Well, they are white so I bet Inq would wear them! Actually, while I can't imagine wanting to wrap my lower legs in leather while fencing, I think they look kinda neat. :frightene

    Remember, if Nike wants to take the contract away from Adidas for the Olympics, they need to have a shoe for all the Olympic sports. At least that was how I understood it. So they will most likely have a fencing shoe, just that this probably ain't it...
     
  6. ParryRiposte

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    They look like storm trooper boots from Star Wars :jawa:.
     
  7. Coldfire

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    What the hell is that? Imagine fencing in those :huh: Not very comfortable I bet. Maybe you are supposed to actually build fences in those as opposed to the sport.
     
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  8. ParryRiposte

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    I wonder how you lunge in those... :huh:
     
  9. Sciurus-Rex

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    Why would the lunge process change? :huh: One foot out, one leg pushing and extended behind, full arm and weapon extension to target, etc.
     
  10. Beowulfman6

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    Go! Go! Power Rangers! :huh:
     
  11. Fechter1

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    I don't know about your lunge, but mine involves a little snap with the back ankle at the end of the acceleration phase, to get a little more power/distance/etc. This is what I think PR was talking about, that these boots might limit ankle mobility somewhat. Plus, it'd likely be almost impossible not to turn and drag your ankle during a proper lunge (something that some of us have been taught as bad form...). Then again, I know absolutely nothing about the flexibility of the boots, so they might just be ok. Just don't expect to see me in them if they actually hit market.

    Besides, the treading doesn't seem ideal for lateral traction to me...

    They do look like regular shoes with an aircast attached to the top...

    @Beowulfman: :D
     
  12. 4qtrs

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    I thought the same thing, or maybe I have seen one too many aircasts lately.
     
  13. Asprin

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    maybe it in competition to the epee trousers, so you can wear breeches and socks with the boots?

    Asprin
     
  14. zéphirin

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    You keep saying you've got something for me.
    something you call love, but confess.
    You've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a messin'
    and now someone else is gettin' all your best
    .

    These boots are made for fencing [walking], and that's just what they'll do
    one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.


    You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin'
    and you keep losin' when you oughta not bet.
    You keep samin' when you oughta be changin'.
    Now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet.



    These boots are made for fencing [walking], and that's just what they'll do
    one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.


    You keep playin' where you shouldn't be playin
    and you keep thinkin' that you´ll never get burnt.
    Ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah
    and what he know you ain't HAD time to learn.



    Are you ready boots? Start fencin' [walkin']!


    My adaptation from Nancy Sinatra... too bad they aren't my size...
    :)
     
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  15. T H U G

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    dese shoes be fly
    ya wanna know why?
    dey gunna be my
    shoes when i got da money
    sellin da honey
    dat aint funny
    dont walk, runny
    when i get dem shoes
    i aint gonna lose
    no bouts no mo
    dey da shoes dat i choose
    i kan also use em fo phoose
    ball set in mah basement
    supa dupa facement
    i gotta get me dem boots
    dey uber phat lootz
    playin ladderz n' shootz
    nike fencin boots!
    only 50 dolla
    so im gunna holla
    dey da best fencin shoes eva
    werd
     
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  16. fixxmyweapon

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    oh noes. those are awful! i wonder if that's what nike will send us next year as a "fencing" shoe... *shudder*
     
  17. clagen

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    Wow.
    Of course, Adidas did manage to pawn those silver moon boots off as real fencing shoes, so stranger things have happened.
     
  18. Angwilwileth

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    Those things are just plain weird.
     
  19. Elendae

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    I could probably stop wearing my ankle braces if I wore those... too bad they're the wrong size.
     
  20. Captain Hook

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    It's finally happened...

    someone has actually mistaken fencing for space exploration
     

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