Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Sneaker Forum

Sneaker Forum Sneakers message board - basketball shoes forum board, basketball gear forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
eliteballer
Very good NBA starter
 
eliteballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8,184
Default Sneaker Prices Out of Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbxKDfuLAgw&nohtml5

I was watching this and the guy goes "$125, at it's price point you really can't go wrong"

....wtf? Why are we being charged these amounts for a bunch of plastic mass produced in a factory that cost 5 bucks to manufacture?

I see these "Jordan retros" come out every once in a while going for 170 bucks....wtf? Limiting quantity on decades old shoes to give off the image that they are some exclusive commodity like a rare painting or some sh!t...

It's just ridiculous that every halfway decent performance bball sneaker is coming out for 140+ bucks when these things are no harder or more expensive to make than box of tissues.

Last edited by eliteballer : 04-09-2016 at 06:20 PM.
eliteballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
01amberfirewv
Serious playground baller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 487
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Agreed but until people stop buying them it's not going to get any better. I wish a brand like and1 would come out with something that performs as good as the leading brands
01amberfirewv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 03:26 PM   #3
Lebron23
2nd Greatest Player
 
Lebron23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Land of 6 NBA titles
Posts: 54,084
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Last time I bought an over priced shoe was the Kobe Nike Dream Season X. It costs almost $200 dollars.
Lebron23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 06:19 PM   #4
HylianNightmare
The Magic are a trash
 
HylianNightmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16,022
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Outlets
HylianNightmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
SamuraiSWISH
Banned
 
SamuraiSWISH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 11,451
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

It's getting worse, and worse. Specifically from Nike. Plus the quality is going down, no more leather, all cheap synthetics / plastics. Then they go charge $100 or more. It's absurd. Even at the outlets they're over priced. The Nike one by me isn't even a big step down from retail prices the way they were in the old days. Even the premium performance shoes now aren't as good as you'd imagine.
SamuraiSWISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 10:46 AM   #6
Meticode
Cavaliers Fan 1997
 
Meticode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 33,621
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Don't buy expensive shoes.
Meticode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
9erempiree
Banned
 
9erempiree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California of America
Posts: 20,427
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Sneakers in general have been up. I was just at Dick's Sporting Goods and every shoe's price was on display. You didn't have to pick it up and look. All were at least $100 for Nike. It is also their new wired stuff therefore, they won't last as long. I saw a pair that I liked but didn't think it would last so I passed.

Sadly this is what is happening.
9erempiree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
Bless Mathews
454 Dumper
 
Bless Mathews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the underground
Posts: 11,049
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Cheapest Muufuccas on the planet ... Smh. Smh.
Bless Mathews is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 06:18 AM   #9
Real14
2Willd & 2Fresh est.86
 
Real14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 14,582
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

I never understand why Jordan charge us so much for sneakers. Especially when people die for them shits all of the time. Jordan is that dude basketball wise but come on man, have a little heart.
Real14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 12:30 AM   #10
bagelred
Stare
 
bagelred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27,139
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBYQ-P4bdco
bagelred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 11:41 AM   #11
nzamcdza
Not airballing my layups anymore
 
nzamcdza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 85
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

The D Rose 5 Boost OG's will be $220!!
nzamcdza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #12
RightTwoCensor
Banned
 
RightTwoCensor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,281
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

I don't see why sneaker heads never go all out for the holiday sales?

I got 3 new pairs of shoes that in total cost me less than $200 from Finish Line.

1. Red/Black Nike Lunar Hyperquickness (Trevor Ariza/ O.J. Mayo shoes)

2. Red Nike Prime Hype DF

3. Black/Grey Nike Air Max Stutter Step 2 (Vince Carter shoes)
RightTwoCensor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 03:26 AM   #13
Rondooooooooooo
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Celtics-Suns Broncos-Cardinals
Posts: 1,308
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Quote:
Originally Posted by RightTwoCensor
I don't see why sneaker heads never go all out for the holiday sales?

I got 3 new pairs of shoes that in total cost me less than $200 from Finish Line.

1. Red/Black Nike Lunar Hyperquickness (Trevor Ariza/ O.J. Mayo shoes)

2. Red Nike Prime Hype DF

3. Black/Grey Nike Air Max Stutter Step 2 (Vince Carter shoes)

Sneakerheads are picky, and wanted limited releases. If it isnt limited, get it outta here. I havent bought jordans in awhile tho, but there are maybe 1 or 2 releases I am going to get this year.
Rondooooooooooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2015, 09:36 PM   #14
NBAplayoffs2001
One of the Goodfellas
 
NBAplayoffs2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Am I here to amuse you?
Posts: 4,613
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rondooooooooooo
Sneakerheads are picky, and wanted limited releases. If it isnt limited, get it outta here. I havent bought jordans in awhile tho, but there are maybe 1 or 2 releases I am going to get this year.

Honestly, if you are spending more than $125 on a baseketball shoe, you are just paying for a brand name or a superstar's sneaker.

Can easily buy a nice set of bball shoes for $60-$80
NBAplayoffs2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015, 08:29 AM   #15
dunksby
NBA Superstar
 
dunksby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,925
Default Re: Sneaker Prices Out of Control

I bought my KD III's for $85 and KD VI's for $120, I like both pairs the III's are more comfy but have less traction and a bit heavier while the VI's look better and give better performance. Overall the VI's are the better basketball shoes but not by a $40 margin.
dunksby is online now   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 PM.




NBA BASKETBALL FORUM KEY LINKS:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
Search Site

FOLLOW US
Twitter
Facebook


















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy