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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4590 on: September 16, 2022, 03:28:49 PM »
Ugh i have my 288s sitting at my moms right now and feel like a little ass kid waiting to get them

yes I sent them there so the wife wouldnt kill me





have another pair coming here monday haha

Hated the 440 hi at first but put them back on after wearing the 212 for a bit and they feel much better for some reason

definitely all in my head

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4591 on: September 18, 2022, 03:06:58 AM »
Okay so I got the package with the 306, 508 and 440. All in a US 7 because I have cute, weak feet.

306 - my toes are swimming but the insole is nice
508 - feels way too big overall and my heel slips
440 - great snug fit, just wish for slightly longer laces

Thanks for coming to my ted talk and have a great afternoon ya all.

Seeing as you and I share the baby feet/grown man thing, how would you say the 440 fit? Iím looking at some of the Tom Knox ones to kick around in as a cup chiller

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4592 on: September 18, 2022, 08:02:19 AM »
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Okay so I got the package with the 306, 508 and 440. All in a US 7 because I have cute, weak feet.

306 - my toes are swimming but the insole is nice
508 - feels way too big overall and my heel slips
440 - great snug fit, just wish for slightly longer laces

Thanks for coming to my ted talk and have a great afternoon ya all.
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Seeing as you and I share the baby feet/grown man thing, how would you say the 440 fit? Iím looking at some of the Tom Knox ones to kick around in as a cup chiller

Not gonna lie, the fit of the 440 is pretty perfect for me. I got some suede ones, so can't tell you about leather. A tiny little bit too snug at the pinky toes but I think they will stretch over time. I like it that these shoes are nicely snug above of the feet. Hope that makes sense, English isn't my first language.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4593 on: September 18, 2022, 06:28:01 PM »
Just got a pair of Tiago 1010s in the mail.  Size 14 so trying on in store is almost impossible.

They seem to fit fine sitting down but as soon as I stand and walk around I get a WILD pain on the outer side of my mid foot toward the heel. Almost like thereís arch support on the outside, toward the heel.

Anyone else experience this?  Will it break in?  Or am I doomed to only wear the same shoes for the rest of my life.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4594 on: September 18, 2022, 06:55:53 PM »
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Okay so I got the package with the 306, 508 and 440. All in a US 7 because I have cute, weak feet.

306 - my toes are swimming but the insole is nice
508 - feels way too big overall and my heel slips
440 - great snug fit, just wish for slightly longer laces

Thanks for coming to my ted talk and have a great afternoon ya all.
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Seeing as you and I share the baby feet/grown man thing, how would you say the 440 fit? Iím looking at some of the Tom Knox ones to kick around in as a cup chiller
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Not gonna lie, the fit of the 440 is pretty perfect for me. I got some suede ones, so can't tell you about leather. A tiny little bit too snug at the pinky toes but I think they will stretch over time. I like it that these shoes are nicely snug above of the feet. Hope that makes sense, English isn't my first language.

Makes sense to me, thanks man

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4595 on: September 18, 2022, 08:08:16 PM »
Some more thoughts on the 808s 10 days in

They take a loooong time to break in, it's a serious shoe.

After stretching (with stretchers and spray) every night, wearing 2x puffy sucks and lacing tight/wearing them as 'house shoes', a week or so of errands, 5+ times at the gym and 3 skate sessions, they are finally broken in. Last session they were good to skate but I felt restricted in them still, for skating they need a bit more time to break in it seems.

Sole is thick AF, too thick for me, I cannot feel my tail to save my life, I spend more time looking at foot placement than I ever have. Can't even feel the pocket (yet). Very grippy,

They're still too snug for me above my big toe (I blame my toe and that little extra design/flair over the big toe area), it doesn't allow me to wiggle around and I feel restricted. The rest of the shoe is totally fine, width, length and no heel slip; though my foot does end up pushed forward and I find I need to bang my heel on the ground to shift my foot back into the 'locked in' position.

I'm going to give them some more time but I don't think the snug feeling will go away anytime soon.

Barring the snug fit it is easily the most comfy skate shoe I've tried; will def try on a mesh pair.

They also make every other footwear I own feel big.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4596 on: September 18, 2022, 09:04:17 PM »
So after skating some 440 lows directly after some 1010s, I find the 1010 heel slip comment very strange. I honestly feel like the 1010s have no problem at all, but I find myself with realllllly bad heel slip in 440 lows. Maybe I'm just weird
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4597 on: September 18, 2022, 10:19:04 PM »
So after skating some 440 lows directly after some 1010s, I find the 1010 heel slip comment very strange. I honestly feel like the 1010s have no problem at all, but I find myself with realllllly bad heel slip in 440 lows. Maybe I'm just weird

I get heel slip on 440 lows as well. The slip on the 1010 goes away eventually in my experience. Sounds pretty normal

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4598 on: September 18, 2022, 10:34:42 PM »
Never had heel slip on my 440s that I can recall; Never a one size fits all.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4600 on: September 21, 2022, 10:39:24 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cixkr9IL-4g/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

I also saw these earlier today and like them. Now I am thinking if I am fresh enough for these kicks.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4601 on: September 21, 2022, 11:20:54 AM »

I also saw these earlier today and like them. Now I am thinking if I am fresh enough for these kicks.
Damn I wish they'd do those in the hi, but they usually don't do the same colorway in both, or am I making that up?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4602 on: September 21, 2022, 12:10:19 PM »
They do with simple colorways I think or at least stagger them very close in release. I am thinking of the white/cream/blue and generic black/gum models specifically. Some models never get released in the opposite- GSD colorways, so far the black with white stitching and the royal blue/white high are not in the lows.

Man I tried on the 808 yesterday and I just don't get how people do this. They brought back traumatic memories of breaking in bulky ass shoes in HS and I just don't see the advantage. If they wanted a lower tech Tiago why not just use different foams and panel materials like the 425 vs 440?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4603 on: September 21, 2022, 02:35:24 PM »
They do with simple colorways I think or at least stagger them very close in release. I am thinking of the white/cream/blue and generic black/gum models specifically. Some models never get released in the opposite- GSD colorways, so far the black with white stitching and the royal blue/white high are not in the lows.

Man I tried on the 808 yesterday and I just don't get how people do this. They brought back traumatic memories of breaking in bulky ass shoes in HS and I just don't see the advantage. If they wanted a lower tech Tiago why not just use different foams and panel materials like the 425 vs 440?

from the design interview posted, they seemed to really be gunning for the brazilian tiago fans. at least that was my big takeaway from it.

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Flatspot: One thing I notice when handling the shoe, while listening to you describe it, is how visibly durable it is. How much of a conscious decision was it to design the shoe this way?

Jeff: When we sat down with Tiago and looked at the shoe, he mentioned that the kids who will save money to buy this shoe need it to last. It can't be a short-term thing. At New Balance, we have seen photos of the 1010s that the kids in Brazil skate. They have skated through all of the rubber and are almost through the foam. And they are still wearing them. If the 808 is your first New Balance shoe, it might be the one that you have for a full year.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4604 on: September 21, 2022, 05:45:09 PM »
That makes sense for the upper, but why extend the foam so much into the forefoot?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4605 on: September 22, 2022, 05:35:07 AM »
To support and cushion your feet?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4606 on: September 22, 2022, 05:43:03 AM »
Is it really that tall? Nike Blazers are kinda tall too, in a sense that it feels like ur standing on a platou

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4607 on: September 22, 2022, 07:21:26 AM »
appreciate the 808 reviews. i was looking forward to trying those out but safe to say i have 0 interest anymore, unless i come across them on clearance. i skated in the suede toe 1010s most of the summer and they were annoyingly snug and took forever to break in. eventually they felt good but still too much shoe at times. 808 sounds like all of that and worse.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4608 on: September 22, 2022, 08:57:29 AM »
I've retired the 808s from skating for now, too snug. I'll use them for random shit in hopes they break in by next year.

Picked up some sweet ass blk/wht/gum GT low blazers (first pair)...no hassle out of the box or skating. Learned my lesson (1010s were also a failure for me), no more tiagos.

Also, I've never had a white outsole get so filthy literally everywhere around the shoe like with the 808s, sure it happens with any show but these are a dirt magnet somehow (which made me go gum).
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4609 on: September 22, 2022, 10:00:46 AM »
That's funny...been wanting some Blazer GTs for a minute now... definitely can't do a lot of shoe these days.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4610 on: September 22, 2022, 10:38:55 AM »
As a guy who shreds ollieholes thru Blazer lows in a few days, I say no to Nike. New Balance 306 all the way! Or soon to be 440 :D

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4611 on: September 22, 2022, 10:43:30 AM »
As a guy who shreds ollieholes thru Blazer lows in a few days, I say no to Nike. New Balance 306 all the way! Or soon to be 440 :D

Trade off for sure. 440 is a great shoe!

I'd rather go through 2x GT blazers than break in one pair of Tiagos at this point...the shoe wears twice as long but that first half is a pain in the ass (for me)....plus, my pants are big enough.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4612 on: September 22, 2022, 11:19:20 AM »
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As a guy who shreds ollieholes thru Blazer lows in a few days, I say no to Nike. New Balance 306 all the way! Or soon to be 440 :D
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Trade off for sure. 440 is a great shoe!

If new balance is readingÖI donít understand why you donít make a 440 in a size 14 when you do with basically every other shoe in the lineupÖ

Size 14 440s please!

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4613 on: September 22, 2022, 12:47:05 PM »
I'm stuck in 440 vs 1010 purgatory, both are so good. I don't want to be tempted to throw a vulc into the mix.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4614 on: September 23, 2022, 05:48:00 AM »
I was on the fence about the 808's, but everyone's bad reviews actually have me more intrigued. The sole sounds like exactly what I like. One of the things I didn't like about the 1010's was that the midsole didn't extend to the forefoot. I in no way need shoes right now, but I am kind of wondering when they'll start showing up at Canadian shops.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4615 on: September 23, 2022, 06:37:25 AM »
I'm stuck in 440 vs 1010 purgatory, both are so good. I don't want to be tempted to throw a vulc into the mix.

I couldn't pick between the two so I have some all white 440 his coming along with some black/white Tiago 1010s

I'll report back this weekend

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4616 on: September 23, 2022, 06:47:36 AM »
I just came home from the skateshop. Tried the 808's on. Hole smokes they are stiff. Seriously the stiffest skate shoe ive ever felt, and I skated in the 90s. They dident have any 440's in stock tho... Anyone know how the size is between 306 and 440?

Thanks!

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4617 on: September 23, 2022, 08:01:59 AM »
gonna have to preheat the oven to 350 for the 808s

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4618 on: September 23, 2022, 08:23:19 AM »
I just came home from the skateshop. Tried the 808's on. Hole smokes they are stiff. Seriously the stiffest skate shoe ive ever felt, and I skated in the 90s. They dident have any 440's in stock tho... Anyone know how the size is between 306 and 440?

Thanks!

My experience (sz 9) is that the 306 is just a bit shorter. 440 feels roomy in the toe where my big toe is right up against the inside of the shoe in the 306. Went to 9.5 for my second pair of 306 and I've never worn a 9.5. YMMV.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #4619 on: September 23, 2022, 09:38:16 AM »
So might consider to size half down on the 440s?
I wear 10 in 306, and they fit like urs, to the point where I actually think half a size up would be beneficial, exactly like you!