April 19, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 28
The 2012 NBA Playoffs begin on April 28th, and that’s the day you’ll be able to stand alongside Nike Basketball’s superstars when the new ultra-premium Elite Series hits select retailers. Key among these is the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Away’ in black with Metallic Gold accents, a design that represents the pinnacle of technology as well as a new high water mark on the MSRP scale. The Zoom Kobe VII Elite and Hyperdunk 2011 Elite are both scheduled to drop in both ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ colorups along with the ‘Home’ LeBron 9 PS Elites next Saturday; with each pair over $200 and these LeBrons topping the list at $250, will you be able to make the pair pictured above part of a complete of this year’s playoff sneakers? Photos: Dunk
Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Away’
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You think these are priced crazy. Next yrs elite Lebron is 299. Already seen the handout.smh I was done when they did price hikes this yr. it's funny that they have a RSVP system now, but it's just a scheme to get more of ur $$. You want tackle this reselling riot problem?? Make more shoes ,charge less and for gods sake start pulling dudes accounts for violations. sick of this BS.
the Elites are nice but 250 is crazy. For me to get all the elites that i want, i will have to spend 750 this year ust on these only . That is crazy and then on top of that we have jordans, foams, sb, air force, and whatever else is coming out to buy. Nike is really sucking us dry
Win a ring , take charge in the 4th, then you will be considered ELITE imo...$250 for this aint worth it
they should of released the Christmases,cannons,chinas,big bangs colorways in the elite instead of the rugulars imo
This nigga aint even worth ELITE status.....win a ring, step up and take charge in the 4th when it matters...then my friend your worth ELITE staus
They are $250 because of the materials that was used to make the shoe. I heard that the carbon fiber used on the shoe is pretty expensive and as you can see there is quite a bit used. I do hear you tho $250 is kinda steep. In my opinion the only ones that might be worth it, is the south beach color-way and that's a big MIGHT.
A pair of redwings costs $250 and lasts 20 years, these cost $250 and are built to last until the next model comes out
way too expensive. these aren't $80 better than the standard 9s, which were overpriced to begin with
Personal opinion these are last on the list of Elites... 1. Taxi 2. Mint Candy 3. Home 4. Away Hope to see an incredible MVP colorway once Lebron gets that award...then the BULLS win the Championship!!!
I definitely feel you on the materials. Even in pictures they seem to be top-notch. But personally I'm feeling the 'Home' and 'Aways' a whole lot more. Those have a more sophisticated look.