Today’s video is a recent pick up Chris bought via a reseller. Luckily, it’s not the type of reseller you’re thinking of. He was able to buy these from a friend who’s really good at finding thrift store gems. The Nike Shox VC 3, released in 2003 and 2004, is Vince Carter’s 3rd signature shoe. It’s a polarizing design that’s not for everyone (to say the least). But, if you’re like Chris, you can appreciate its early 2000s aesthetic and rock them with pride.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- The VC 3 was designed by Eric Avar
- How to tell if an old shoe is wearable
- The VC 3 doesn’t have a midsole. What?
- But it’s got a sprint frame. Huh?
- Polyurethane-filled pillars
- Leather upper that feels synthetic
- Performance sockliner
- Very heavy
- Lack of branding
- Sizing recommendations
As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing compares the old Nike Flight logo to Wolverine’s claws. Do you think that’s where Nike got the idea?
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the Nike Shox VC 3
The Nike Shox VC 3 are available on resale marketplaces such as eBay.
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