The Decision: To Buy or Not to Buy Lebron James $315 Shoes

lebron james shoes 2012Once upon a time, paying $100 for sneakers was a big deal.

Heck, for some families it still is!

But shoes fit for a king should be priced much more than that, right?

Well, in this case, they are.

But this isn’t any ordinary king.

This is “The King” Lebron James.


Lebron James Shoes are How Much?

I just happened to catch an article over the weekend that announced that Lebron James new shoes are being released. It wasn’t the release that caught my attention, though.

Not at all.

It was the freaking price!!

Lebron James new shoes are set to cost $315.

Just in case that wasn’t clear enough, that’s Three Hundred Fifteen Dollars.

For a pair of shoes.

That you wear on your feet.

Only when you play basketball.

Seriously?

Would You Buy Lebron’s New Shoes?

Okay, I got to know.   Would you pay $315 for a pair of basketball shoes?

 

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Comments | 16 Responses

  1. Agatha says

    H-E-L-L to the no! I’m not a dude so maybe I’m missing something here but $315 for sneaks sounds a little cray cray. I’m not one of those women that pays $300 for a pair of hot pumps either…

  2. Rhona Marr says

    Nike announced last week that the shoes will be $180 – not $315. The Nike+ Basketball version of the shoes (fully bundled) will be $270.

  3. says

    Jeff,
    I won’t pay more than $40 for a pair of shoes, except for special cycling shoes that more functional than fashionable. I’m just not into spending a bunch of money on something that’s going to be between my skin and the asphalt. Seems silly, right?

    I could buy groceries for five or six weeks with that money.

    -Christian L. @ Smart Military Money

  4. says

    No, no I would not buy those. Unless I was ap rofessional basketball player and those were the best of the best. As it is I spend $200 every couple years on top quality work boots and that seems ridiculous to me….and I wear those every day!! So $300 for shoes that you wear only sometimes is nuts. Totally nuts. People are crazy.

  5. says

    This reminds me of the section of The Millionaire Next Door that talks about the amount of money millionaires pay on shoes and suits. Statically it is not the millionaires or future millionaires that buy this stuff. Spending that money is absolutely crazy to me!

  6. says

    The thing that makes me the most frustrated about it is that the kids that Lebron should be a mentor for are the ones who would do anything for those shoes, and they will NEVER be able to afford them. Shame on Lebron and Nike.

  7. says

    Your rant/commentary has great timing. Yesterday I was driving to the grocery store when I say a sign that said “WAYNE GRETZY WINE.” Being Canadian, we still love Wayne but there is a line and it has been crossed.

    Really Wayne? You are an endorsement whore. How much &*#$@ money do you need? What the hell do you know about wine? You are turning into Krusty the Clown when it comes to endorsements, quite willing to slap your name on anything to make a buck. It’s kind of sad.

    Lebron makes a very good living with that basketball thing, he does not NEED a second job with Nike. Sigh.

    This is a funny video about shoe collectors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzE5_fKkeww&list=PLA247C61287C1A26C&index=8&feature=plpp_video

    Rant is over. Thanks for listening.

  8. Roldham71 says

    I also had a pair of Air Jordans back in the 80’s!!! I used to spend ALOT of money on shoes when I was young and dumb! Once I had kids that all stopped. I can honestly say I will not spend that amount of money on a pair of shoes!! Thats a car payment for crying out loud!!!! LOL

  9. says

    Wow, those kicks are definitely too expensive! Don’t get me wrong, I would definitely love to get my hands on those new Lebrons, but shelling out $315 bucks is crazy.

    Now the $180 / pair… maybe, if I actually played basketball!

    I don’t know why non ball players walk around in basketball sneakers… they are ugly and too bulkly.

  10. says

    Hecks no I would not pay that much. I’m not a big bball fan to begin with.

    I just recently got some Nike freeruns where I could have got a pair in the store for 100 bucks but I decided I wanted to customize mine instead and ended up paying 150. I haven’t spent that much money on a tangible item in a long time. At least these shoes are super comfy and are good walking around shoes.

    Id definitely go for the ones pre designed if I ever got another pair.

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