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Old 23rd March 2011, 12:00   #256
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I had the same experience with Adidas and stopped buying it. In my opinion, Nike is much better than Reebok and Adidas.

I am currently using Puma shoes and it is very good. Puma apparel is not good - The fit and finish is pathetic and it started fading soon.
Yes, Puma is nice. Shoes last long and are good quality without silly prices
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I personally feel the brands found in Bata stores (Bata/Power/Hush Puppies/Weinbrunner) offer more value for a lot less money than Reebok/adidas. I exchanged some cc reward points for a pair of RBK shoes and floaters some time back, but find my Hush Puppies shoes much better. Even my Power floaters (Rs 400) feel as good on the feet as the RBK floaters (Rs 1400).
You are right.
I wanted to buy a weinbrenner, but they did not have size 11 in any of their stores, even the big Bata in Guragon.
Thats the problem, they keep popular sizes only in many brands.
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Old 23rd March 2011, 18:44   #257
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I was really big on basketball shoes for a while - not so much now. Loved wearing and1's Not so much a fan of Reebok.

Skate shoes are cool and the DC's look really sweet. Really comfy to wear as well!
the good thing with basketball shoes are they can be worn for all court games. TT, lawn tennis etc. Normal running shoes are not made for lateral stress when we keep moving left and right in court. Basketball shoes are awsome in that respect.
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bhpians,
need urgent help. I want to buy Good formal black shoes for office wear.Apparently had to leave back all my shoes in SYDNEY due to weight constraint in the baggage while travelling back to BLR.
Prefer branded ones ,size 12 or 13 based on design and make.
based on the recommendations i will shop this weekend.

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Old 25th March 2011, 00:29   #259
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bhpians,
need urgent help. I want to buy Good formal black shoes for office wear.Apparently had to leave back all my shoes in SYDNEY due to weight constraint in the baggage while travelling back to BLR.
Prefer branded ones ,size 12 or 13 based on design and make.
based on the recommendations i will shop this weekend.

thanks
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Bro, I had/have used Franco Leone, Lee Cooper & Red Tape shoes for quite some time now.

For sheer comfort and clean formal look, I would suggest FL. But it might not be as long lasting as the LC.

Out of the 3, I would rate LC high in terms of quality, if maintained properly an LC could easily last for at least 4years.

And finally the red tape - they have some really classy shoes with dull finish, but fit, finish and quality is not on par with what the other 2 brands offer.

P.S: Have heard some good words on Hush Puppies(Bata's premium offering), though their designs have never impressed me, I would still suggest you to have a look at their collections.

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Desperately waiting for these now :
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Has anyone used Power shoes lately? After my Reebok's got flicked last year, I have bought one and am pretty satified with them. Surprisingly, they have good designs too.
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bhpians,
need urgent help. I want to buy Good formal black shoes for office wear.Apparently had to leave back all my shoes in SYDNEY due to weight constraint in the baggage while travelling back to BLR.
Prefer branded ones ,size 12 or 13 based on design and make.
based on the recommendations i will shop this weekend.

thanks
msvg
My quote for Hush Puppies, Bata stores. I have been using them for a while now and they are neatly soled too (Very comforting during the long hours of standing up).

Used Franco Leone, but i had their boots (they were quite roughly used too). served well
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Recently bought these and i am loving it :-
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Need to pick up some shoes for riding. Daily bike riding is 70 kms, and my Puma couldn't withstand it for more than 2 days! How's Woodland? My budget is tight now, I'd like to restrict it to 2-2.5k.

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Funny how you expect me to forget Michelin. Just picked up a pair of Babolat shoes for tennis. The outsole is designed by Michelin.
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I've had very very bad experience with Nike. Maybe I just have bad luck, but the past 2 pairs of shoes I have purchased from them have had the bottom part of the shoes coming off.

Considering one of these shoes cost me Rs.8000, that kind of quality/finish is absolutely inexcusable.

This happened 1 1/2 years after buying the shoes, so they weren't even replaceable under warranty.

I later on also purchased a T-shirt from them (one of those 'dry fit' types). After a couple of washes the t-shirt had small holes in the back, near the collar. (luckily I was able to replace this under warranty)

I have never had any such problem with my Reeboks or Puma (which IMO is much better priced as well).

It is possible that I have had bad luck, but with 3 consecutive defective products, I can without a shred of doubt say, "Nike, as a brand, stinks"!
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I've had very very bad experience with Nike. Maybe I just have bad luck, but the past 2 pairs of shoes I have purchased from them have had the bottom part of the shoes coming off.

Considering one of these shoes cost me Rs.8000, that kind of quality/finish is absolutely inexcusable.

This happened 1 1/2 years after buying the shoes, so they weren't even replaceable under warranty.

I later on also purchased a T-shirt from them (one of those 'dry fit' types). After a couple of washes the t-shirt had small holes in the back, near the collar. (luckily I was able to replace this under warranty)

I have never had any such problem with my Reeboks or Puma (which IMO is much better priced as well).

It is possible that I have had bad luck, but with 3 consecutive defective products, I can without a shred of doubt say, "Nike, as a brand, stinks"!
I had a horrible experience with Pumas - tore under warranty. In 2 months, the soles were literally falling to pieces. They replaced it under warranty with a different brand and I paid the difference. 3 months into the new Pumas and same story. Having said this, it must be noted that I play 3 hours of tennis on weekdays, 4-5 days a week so I go through shoes like a hot knife through butter. But I realized I'd rather spend 1500-2000 on Lottos and Filas than spend 6k on the Nikes.
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I had a horrible experience with Pumas - tore under warranty. In 2 months, the soles were literally falling to pieces. They replaced it under warranty with a different brand and I paid the difference. 3 months into the new Pumas and same story. Having said this, it must be noted that I play 3 hours of tennis on weekdays, 4-5 days a week so I go through shoes like a hot knife through butter. But I realized I'd rather spend 1500-2000 on Lottos and Filas than spend 6k on the Nikes.
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I've had very very bad experience with Nike. Maybe I just have bad luck, but the past 2 pairs of shoes I have purchased from them have had the bottom part of the shoes coming off.

Considering one of these shoes cost me Rs.8000, that kind of quality/finish is absolutely inexcusable.

This happened 1 1/2 years after buying the shoes, so they weren't even replaceable under warranty.
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I recently got Reebok Trail running shoes.
This was my second pair in the series.
The first one I purchased from the US for 40$, and it has an AT tread pattern.
Due to trekking, walking, and basically using the hell out of the shoe, the old shoe sole had totally gone bald, like old tires, and now even rubber was coming off.
But not once did the adhesive which holds the two part sole together even showed a sign of coming lose.

Finally, I had to purchase new all purpose shoes, and due to such wonderful experience, I thought I will look for same tread.

After lot of search I found one, and it was very similar to the one I got from US. Cost was higher(3000), but then shoes are more expensive in India.

After 1 month, the sole started coming off from front.
Gave it to a reebok showroom, and they refixed the adhesive.

2 months later, the sole came off from the middle, and the entire adhesive started giving away.

so that can mean only one thing. Reebok shoes in India are of inferior quality. Flea market sneakers last longer than 3 months.

I feel that Reebok is actually getting factory seconds or QC failed stuff to India.
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I had the same experience with Adidas and stopped buying it. In my opinion, Nike is much better than Reebok and Adidas.

I am currently using Puma shoes and it is very good. Puma apparel is not good - The fit and finish is pathetic and it started fading soon.
Well, based on our combined experiences, we've successfully eliminated all 4 major sporting brands, Nike, Puma, Adidas and Reebok.

Time to start going barefoot.
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Well, based on our combined experiences, we've successfully eliminated all 4 major sporting brands, Nike, Puma, Adidas and Reebok.

Time to start going barefoot.
Hmm not exactly. From my experience, the bigger the brand the harder they fall.
I have been extremely happy with my Asics, which is not a well known brand in India.
Reliance footmart carries them, and at 3500 approx for their good running shoes, they are a good value for money.
In the casual space, I have had good experience with Liberty and Power.
The four major brands, Nike, Reebok, Puma and Addidas are all show and no go.
They do not bring their technical innovations to India immediately.
For example, reebok. in 2010 they started harping about gel tech, when everybody, including relatives unknown brands had gel tech for years.

I don't know whether Nike as brought their Lunar Glide running range to India.

And even when they get the tech to India, they price it silly. 5000rs for a simple running show with latest tech?

Good running shoes have 50-60 USD MRP in US, and with discounts, you can often get the best for 30-50$
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