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The End is Near… Nike Shox NZ…

Took this photo in June 2013 after buying my Shox NZ.

Nike Shox NZ

Shox NZ

and 4 years later, it’s starting to show it’s age.

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Sadly, just like my Zig, looks like my Shox is also retiring this year.

I only used this shoe in the gym, an hour a week.

So I guess I can say that this post is an early goodbye to my Nike Shox NZ.

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How a Shoe’s Marketing Hypnotizes Me

I don’t know why I’m such a sucker for marketing stuff in shoes.

You see, I always wanted to purchase a pair of the following shoes:

Nike Air, Shocks, Free
Puma Lift, El Ray Perf
Reebok Pump, Hexalite, Zig Tech
Converse React
Adidas Clima Cool, Bounce

I have actually owned quite a few of these shoes…

I had 2 pairs of Nike Air Max – Penny 2 and a Nike Air Shake Ndestruct – Dennis Rodman.

Both were great, Rodman’s shoe was big, heavy and not as comfortable and its totally the opposite of Penny’s. Sadly, both their soles just burst and both were useless after.

My Nike Free’s were great. I owned a 4.0 which was awesome and a 7.0

Between the 2, I preferred the 4.0 which was lighter and more comfortable, the 7.0 had a “heavy cross-training shoe feel” which is ok because compared to the 4.0, you get better feet support on the 7.0

Always wanted to get a pair of Shocks but then I saw a guy wearing an old pair of shocks and the soles were literally falling off! I also saw this happen on an old pair of Adidas Bounce too that why I never had a chance to buy both shoes.

Puma Lift looks good and light but I bought an El Ray Perf which was sadly stolen outside our house!

My brother once owned a Reebok Pump (with Hexalite) which was a great concept for children but totally useless for adults, when our feet stops growing, we buy shoes that fit right! Why do we need to pump it just to make it tighter?

Converse React were my first pair of Fancy Shoes, I was lucky enough to own the Larry Johnson 2, it was heavy, fancy and very hard to wear!

I love the concept of Adidas Climacool but my feet easily gets wet when its raining!

And now, I am a proud owner of Reebok’s Zigtech!

I really think these shoes look great!

I’m old enough to know that the things about its rubber and technology is just the marketing people selling me these shoes.

Now, all I have to do is train with my Nike Free and Run with my Zigs… There’s always a reason for everything!

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