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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 01:24:22 AM »

The whole Tri-force of footwear needs to die. Hurry up so we can rebuild a normal industry again.
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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 01:30:24 AM »

Canada has mom and pop skate shops?

moose and polar bear shops, eh
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 01:33:18 AM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 01:49:33 AM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.

Unfortunately, I don't think that's not going to happen. Chuck Taylors have been probably the most common sneaker for the last 50 years I don't know what would change that now.
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 01:53:21 AM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.

Unfortunately, I don't think that's not going to happen. Chuck Taylors have been probably the most common sneaker for the last 50 years I don't know what would change that now.

I agree with you, but skateboarding trends move and even if some people will continue to skate the chucks, a lot of people will get over, just like the half cabs or the dunks. The thing is converse doesn't really have an alternative like vans or nike.
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 03:26:23 AM »

First l already buy the fuckin chuck Taylors shoe 30 years ago for
cheap in a grocery shop and they paid advertising in skatemags.

Second if nike open a amazon account they can sale all this old P-Rod shoes the "core mum and dad shops"
don't want to sell over this channel- your limited edition/ colab/ signature color way
you can still buy overpriced at your local core limited account skate shop...

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2017, 04:42:52 AM »

The whole Tri-force of footwear needs to die. Hurry up so we can rebuild a normal industry again.[b/]

Without any sarcasm what would that look like ?
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2017, 04:50:58 AM »

The whole Tri-force of footwear needs to die. Hurry up so we can rebuild a normal industry again.[b/]

Without any sarcasm what would that look like ?

Well, that is a good question.

Closer to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_competition than the anomaly of today. Not exacly, but kind of.

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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 05:13:13 AM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.

Unfortunately, I don't think that's not going to happen. Chuck Taylors have been probably the most common sneaker for the last 50 years I don't know what would change that now.

I agree with you, but skateboarding trends move and even if some people will continue to skate the chucks, a lot of people will get over, just like the half cabs or the dunks. The thing is converse doesn't really have an alternative like vans or nike.

People are over Half Cabs...?
Must have missed the memo, I have three brand new pairs in my cupboard.
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 05:48:17 AM »

The whole Tri-force of footwear needs to die. Hurry up so we can rebuild a normal industry again.[b/]

Without any sarcasm what would that look like ?

Well, that is a good question.

Closer to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_competition than the anomaly of today. Not exacly, but kind of.



I find the homogenous product aspect interesting. In reality there is very little that separates product and popularity really defines success.
The fickle nature of a skateboard consumer must be fucking frustrating for the manufacturer.

In a somewhat unrelated caveat I wish show company's would stop doing colloborations, unless the secondary company brings something to the shoe. E.g leather goods / scotch guard / fabrics. I'm bored of seeing rushed 'packs' that only seem like an afterthought.
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« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 08:25:20 AM »

The whole Tri-force of footwear needs to die. Hurry up so we can rebuild a normal industry again.[b/]

Without any sarcasm what would that look like ?

Well, that is a good question.

Closer to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_competition than the anomaly of today. Not exacly, but kind of.



I find the homogenous product aspect interesting. In reality there is very little that separates product and popularity really defines success.
The fickle nature of a skateboard consumer must be fucking frustrating for the manufacturer.

In a somewhat unrelated caveat I wish show company's would stop doing colloborations, unless the secondary company brings something to the shoe. E.g leather goods / scotch guard / fabrics. I'm bored of seeing rushed 'packs' that only seem like an afterthought.


Indeed:

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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 08:31:24 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 10:25:57 AM »

So is there a link to a valid news article on any of this?
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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 10:38:08 AM »

So is there a link to a valid news article on any of this?


http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=95981.msg2663056#new
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« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »



No valid news article, but I've done a bunch of work for Cons Canada.  I asked about it after seeing this post.  It's all true, they dropped the whole program. 
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« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2017, 11:42:55 AM »

Was waiting for something like this but thought they'd start dropping riders here and there, not just drop one fucking country in a heartbeat. Wonder if the same will happen to the euro and brazil dudes.
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« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »

Honestly I think the only people wearing Cons in the UK are their riders.
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« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2017, 12:29:10 PM »

Honestly I think the only people wearing Cons in the UK are their riders.
Are you kidding? Any spot I go to 25% of skaters are wearing Cons.
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« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:33 PM »

Honestly I think the only people wearing Cons in the UK are their riders.
Are you kidding? Any spot I go to 25% of skaters are wearing Cons.

Any kids I see wearing tend to be buying mainline converse. Granted I'm in the north so maybe it's different if anything it's adidas that seem to have the stranglehold.
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« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2017, 03:18:11 PM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.

Unfortunately, I don't think that's not going to happen. Chuck Taylors have been probably the most common sneaker for the last 50 years I don't know what would change that now.

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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2017, 04:35:08 PM »

Converse skate program almost exclusively rely on the chuck taylor.
Once people will get over that model, cons will die.

Unfortunately, I don't think that's not going to happen. Chuck Taylors have been probably the most common sneaker for the last 50 years I don't know what would change that now.

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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2017, 05:01:47 PM »

Its definitely true. Deplorable..
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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2017, 06:37:36 PM »

kaiser bobby of cons then?

I think Bobby is fully on Cons so he shouldn't be going anywhere, and I'm pretty sure he is the only Canadian that is fully on. But its gonna be weird for him/them if he lives in Toronto and they just completely ditched the scene. Also weird how they were one of the most supportive brands for Canadians and Canadian skate events over the past while and they just suddenly pulled out.
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« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »

I never thought of it before but I have to agree with Turtle Boy. He makes a really good point. The Chuck Taylor is a globally iconic and long lasting shoe, but that doesn't mean shit in skateboarding. The pendulum swings so far so often that I think it's inevitable that people will get bored with it and Converse will fade away or make another Chany Jeanguenin shoe. Go ask Kenny Anderson. Clothing defines eras in skating, and that's why nobody wears studded belts anymore and Jamie Thomas lives at the YMCA (jk Jamie what a great guy am I right?).
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« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2017, 07:32:13 PM »

about to text a local to see if he got dropped, id be curious if they dropped most local shops in canada, but under Nike's influence they'll try to hurt mom and pop shops.
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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2017, 09:33:04 AM »

Not skate related, but i hear Nike is trying to unload Hurley from their brands.

Something is not adding up in swoosh land.
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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »

Any dude who is on payroll for Nike, adidas, or cons will all be fine if they get dropped as they get paid very well. On the other hand, skateboarding would lose a significant amount of contests and a large amount of exposure that these large corps give it. In a way, skateboarding has been kept alive by these brands throwing all this money into it. It's only a matter of time before they both drop their teams and forget about the giant money pit skateboarding is. This shit is for people who love it, that don't care about making that extra buck to put into the ceo's pocket. Only a matter of time...
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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2017, 10:02:12 AM »

I never thought of it before but I have to agree with Turtle Boy. He makes a really good point. The Chuck Taylor is a globally iconic and long lasting shoe, but that doesn't mean shit in skateboarding. The pendulum swings so far so often that I think it's inevitable that people will get bored with it and Converse will fade away or make another Chany Jeanguenin shoe. Go ask Kenny Anderson. Clothing defines eras in skating, and that's why nobody wears studded belts anymore and Jamie Thomas lives at the YMCA (jk Jamie what a great guy am I right?).

On the recent New Yorker video about him BA was wearing a studded belt and a cool Anti-Hero orange shirt. I feel the need to get both of those things. Orange shirts and studded belts are #trendwatch2k17 for sure ! 
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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2017, 01:40:01 PM »

I can remember finding Nikes, Adidas, and Converse to skate in the 90's before there was a such thing as a "skate" division. You would just go to the local sporting goods store and look for something that seemed like it would work. A lot of em were shitty to break in, but in the long run lasted a while. I've spent 10s of thousands of dollars to support "core" brands and ended up nowhere. Skate whatever you like I suppose. The Large Corporations will do what they do without care of the industry anyhow. As for those that loose sponsorship and paychecks... meh. if your are young and smart, you will be OK.
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« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »

HAH.
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