I just got this pair of x squared xmetal/ruby in the mail today. they were labeled as BNIB in the add, but they have OEM Ducatti red rubbers swapped on (came with the OEM rubbers in the box that look brand new as well). i am not sure if they were a shelf whore or just sat in the box but they are flawless. i actually like the colorway more than i thought i would, and i think they are my new favorite pair. these really stand out quite a bit more than the other pair of x squared i have which is carbon/BIP.