April 20, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 10
Much has been made of the Nike Basketball Elite Series $200+ MSRPs and particularly the LeBron 9 P.S. Elite’s $250 pricetag, but did you know that New Balance, too, is no stranger to prices in excess of two bills? In fact, the New Balance 2040 is one of the most expensive models on the market with prices ranging from $265-275, but shelling out that cash comes with a ton of benefits. This shoe is made in the USA and features a red stitch throughout to symbolize its journey to market, and features the new Ndurance cushion as a follow-up to the NB2002’s full-length Nergy. These are built of suede like NB’s OGs rather than modern synthetics which means they should be a bit more durable if slightly heavier, but stability shoes like this graphite plate-equipped model tend to focus more on their suspension than curb weight. Check them out after the jump in additional images and let us know if this combination of classic and cutting edge is worth the asking price at Eastbay.
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