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    pretty cool thrift store find

    Out cruising a local thrift store this morning, I found this NOS pair of Adidas Eddie Merckx Comp shoes from 2003. I think they're trainers, as other E.M. Comp shoes I've seen have been perforated leather.





    They may not be anything overly special but I thought it was cool to find them in a random thrift store, especially considering they've never been worn.

    Does anyone know anything about them (maybe carleton or TT)?
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    Very cool
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    Ah yes... Adidas' ill-fated, ill-advised foray into the bowling shoe market.

    I'm not sure why they thought an Eddy Merckx collaboration would be an appropriate choice.

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    Very patriotic. No, I've never seen those shoes. Long before 2003 I was fully committed to clipless. The closest I have seen / owned are these much older touring shoes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Ah yes... Adidas' ill-fated, ill-advised foray into the bowling shoe market.
    When I first saw them I thought, "I didn't know Adidas made bowling shoes" and once I picked them up I realized it was the E.M. shoe.
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    there's no other word for it... those are awesome!
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    Wow, Go beverly, MA thrift stores.

    I feel like in Los Angeles the real hipsters hit the thrift far before I ever think of it and snag all the cool stuff like that :/

    Then they eBay it for 100 bucks for PBR money.
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    Recently, I found a pair of unused Specialized size 38 women's mtb shoes w/spd cleats. For 6.00! My wife wears 36s, so she didn't need them. Gave them to a friend whose wife has a friend wanting to get into riding clipless. I got my 6 bucks back and the friend is rockin' it clipless. Ever since I peruse the shoe section w/every visit of my local thriftstore(s).

    Btw, very cool find. Congrats!

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    Awesome. A while back I scored a pair of vintage Duegi shoes with slotted cleats for free because I bought some MTB shoes from this guy and he just threw em in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    Then they eBay it for 100 bucks for PBR money.
    sig'd

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    If it says "Eddy Merckx" on them somewhere, I am sure you can $50 for them on eBay. That a nice new leather seat or some good clips or you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    Wow, Go beverly, MA thrift stores.

    I feel like in Los Angeles the real hipsters hit the thrift far before I ever think of it and snag all the cool stuff like that :/

    Then they eBay it for 100 bucks for PBR money.
    I agree. I've had more luck finding cool stuff in my hometown of Burlington NC than Los Angeles thrift stores.

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    Sweet shoes Scrod. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    If it says "Eddy Merckx" on them somewhere, I am sure you can $50 for them on eBay.
    +1
    On another note; where do they say it? On the inside of the tongue?

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    And what is wrong with pbr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
    And what is wrong with pbr?
    nothing if you're into drinking piss.

    I prefer Tecate if i'm drinking cheap beer, Belgian ales if I'm drinking for flavor.
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    sweet find
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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    nothing if you're into drinking piss.

    I prefer Tecate if i'm drinking cheap beer, Belgian ales if I'm drinking for flavor.
    Hipster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
    And what is wrong with pbr?
    Life is waaaay too short to drink ****ty beer
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 01-20-11 at 09:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higher Class View Post
    Hipster.
    OH NO YOU CAUGHT ME!

    I best banish myself from the forum for this shame.

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    Genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Very patriotic.
    Sure, if you're into riding around with the french flag on your feet.
    Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    I feel like in Los Angeles the real hipsters hit the thrift far before I ever think of it and snag all the cool stuff like that :/
    Well the real hipsters work at the thrift stores just so they can get first pick of the goods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    Life is waaaay too short to drink ****ty beer
    its also too short to sweat that.

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    that's an awesome find, which shop did you score them in? I was just in bootstraps the other day.

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    That's where I got 'em!

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