These Nike Free Inneva Woven Shoes Are All I Need to Be Happy

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I've never wanted anything more in my life than these Nike Free Inneva Wovens. Okay, that's probably a lie. I'm pretty sure I want to wake up tomorrow morning more than own a pair of shoes. And I'm probably more thankful that I get to eat tonight. But pure stuff-wise? I'm looking at my new iPhone 5 and I don't have that same primal, tunnel desire of "I want you now now now" than I do with these Nikes.

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It's just a pair of shoes. Yes. I get that all the time when I go bananas and gaga and ha-ha-happy over footwear. WHATEVER. And I understand. Sort of. But then I take another look at the black on black hand-woven upper and I shed happy tears. It's beautiful, like a time-worn basketweave that's more considered and thoughtful than just slapping on synthetic materials on a sole. It'll be snug like a Chinese Finger Trap for your little piggies. And placing that upper on a Nike Free sole that's perfectly speckled? Have my babies. Or maybe I'll name my baby Inneva.

The Inneva Wovens are supposed to go on sale at Nike Sportswear stores tomorrow, September 22nd. It's the best thing launching this weekend. Just bear with me as I gawk at these shoes one more time:

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[Nike via High Snobiety]

DISCUSSION

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redwingfan19

I live in Beaverton, OR. I drive by Nike HQ every day, twice. I quit buying their shoes years ago because they are so ridiculously overpriced. Even their employee outlet store is absurdly overprice (if you aren't an employee). My wife used to work for Columbia Sportswear (also HQ'd here). She went to several of the factories over in China for business. Nike, Columbia, adidas (also has N.A. HQ here) are all made in the same buildings by people earning pennies. Their cost to manufacture pretty much any pair of shoes is like $20. Now I realize that there is design costs, shipping, import taxes. But even with that all figured in only puts the cost at like $40. So, I refuse to buy anything from them until they start selling a decent shoe for under $100.