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#1 bigfetz

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 01:04 AM

After a day full of buzz, the $300 LeBron Nike shoe might not be that expensive.

The Wall Street Journal reported in its Tuesday editions that the LeBron X shoe, scheduled to hit stores this fall, would retail for $315.

But one analyst, Matt Powell of SportsOneSource, later told ESPN that price was for Nike+ tech version of shoe, which would be limited in run, and would likely cost closer to $290.

Tuesday evening, Nike spokesman Brian Strong called the Journal's reported price "inaccurate," while clarifying that the main version of the shoe would come at a significantly lower price point.

"The LeBron X will be launched in the fall at a suggested retail price of $180," Strong said, in a statement. "The initial introduction of the LeBron X will be the red, white and blue Nike+ enabled version and that price is still being set, but will be at a higher price to reflect the Nike+ technology embedded in the shoes."

The company, apparently sensitive to the reports of it crossing the $300 barrier, said it still offers signature shoes at value price points, including the LeBron Zoom Soldier, which has a suggested retail price of $120.

Between its Nike, Jordan and Converse Brands, Nike owns roughly 95 percent of the US basketball shoe market.

Despite a rough economic environment, Nike has been able to pass on the rising costs of materials to its consumers with little resistance due to the premium associated with its high-end product.

SportsOneSource reported last month that sales of sneakers that retail for more than $100 were up 30 percent on the year and sales of basketball shoes that cost more than $100 were up 50 percent.



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Posted August 22, 2012 - 04:04 AM

That is alot the shoe looks like the lebron shoe.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 06:52 AM

it aint 300 its 290..... :laughing:
that is [expletive]ing ridiculous. 300 bones you can buy lots of [expletive] that will help you make money, or train you to make money.
You buy some kicks for 3/10's of a grand and your either young and dont care or dumb as can be.
Bron can kick rocks with his kix foo.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Out of those 300 bucks probably 2 cents go to the children who made it
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Well, around 300 bucks is what Kobe Zooms cost where i live. And from what i've heard about LBJ's bball shoes is that you can throw them away after 1 pickup game.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Only reason they cost so much is because they are coming with the whole Nike plus package I believe. That would run you about 150 itself so in reality the shoe is only 150, which is about on par for what a big name ball player shoe goes for.

it aint 300 its 290..... :laughing:
that is [expletive]ing ridiculous. 300 bones you can buy lots of [expletive] that will help you make money, or train you to make money.
You buy some kicks for 3/10's of a grand and your either young and dont care or dumb as can be.
Bron can kick rocks with his kix foo.


If your buying his shoe your either a huge fan or a sneaker head. I hate balling in brons, way to heavy of a shoe to me.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:21 AM

That shoe better make me play like Lebron for that much

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:13 AM

The biggest scam in sports history.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 04:11 PM

Regular one is 180. Nike+ 300

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Can't imagine reseller's price
only Kobe can stop Kobe.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 03:01 PM

What exactly is Nike+?

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Only reason they cost so much is because they are coming with the whole Nike plus package I believe. That would run you about 150 itself so in reality the shoe is only 150, which is about on par for what a big name ball player shoe goes for.



If your buying his shoe your either a huge fan or a sneaker head. I hate balling in brons, way to heavy of a shoe to me.

thats different then. it didnt say non of that.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 06:58 PM

What exactly is Nike+?


It calculates how high you jump, how much calories you burned and stuff like that

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 02:25 PM

What exactly is Nike+?


Just gimmick stuff really. Helps you see how high you jump, how much you run, amount of calories you burn etc. I mean to a regular person its not needed or necessary, now if your an upcoming college or high school star it might be worth the money, but other than that its a waste really.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 01:02 AM

What kind of idiot buys shoes for more than $60?

Various synthetic garbage.

Imagine an strange child who's punching you and your expecting to beat that if you will get serious


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Posted August 30, 2012 - 05:41 PM

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:50 PM

I don't like LeBron's shoes. Most of the ones that I've actually held in a shoe store have been too heavy for my liking. I'm usually the guy that sprints back in transition and runs all around the court so I generally buy shoes that are lightweight. I also wouldn't shell out any more than $65 for a good basketball shoe.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 10:13 AM

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I think 30 years is kinda being nice lol

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