Air Jordan XI + IV ‘Bred’ – Increased Prices For Holiday 2012
One of the most stirring topics of 2011 was our report on Nike’s plans to increase prices ‘across the board’, measures that were immediately put into place once we welcomed the New Year. Some of Nike’s heritage models like the Air Force 1 and Air Max 95 were bumped up a few bucks, while higher-end shoes like the LeBron 9 raised itself to $170 and eventually $250 with the Elite. This tidbit of information from TSG shows that Jordan Brand will take part in yet another increase, as the upcoming Holiday releases of the Air Jordan IV ‘Bred’ (November/Black Friday) and Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’ (December) will see significant leaps in price. The baseline MSRP of Retro Jordans have reached an astounding $160 already, but the Bred IV will eclipse that mark by $20 to the $180 mark, while the Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’ will occupy the same jump from the $180 MSRP of 2011′s Concords to $200 flat. Is the slow but steady increase of Nike’s prices on its products just a way to stay consistent with inflation and rising costs of pretty much everything from oil to bubble gum, or is this a way to capitalize on the global popularity of sneakers?
UPDATE: Jordan Brand has informed us that the Air Jordan XI will retail at $185 and the Air Jordan IV at $160. Read more about it here.
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Yo they need to stop dis yo ..not saying jb is dieing but shit like this is gonna make jb die ....it's dieing slowly Smh all these fake ass sneakerheads and campers fukin dis shit up ...now nike are removing Jordan's from there online store which means longer lines 4 Jordan's 2 and I ain't even a camper so I don't know what I'm going to do like shit b..what the fuck is happening yo I can't even get som js for ma youngen dis shits really messed up I'm tired of this shit.
Son nike and jordan brand is wildin first nobody couldnt get any concords because of the hype but the price going up for shit quality shoes i should go pay these niggas ah visit
Well aint no damn way Im paying that for the low quality Jordans they been putting out...Ima jus stick wit the retro 9s for the holiday cus this price increase jus made my decision a whole lot easier and maybe I can cop a couple more pairs of air max 95
RIDICULOUS!!! This will be my last year for J's.. If im goin to pay that much the quality better be worth it! Nevertheless, The Bred 11's are my favorite shoe and i missed out on the package cuz i was deployed so this isnt a bad way to finish my 'retro" colection.. But this is outrageous to say te least.. smh
Why are people complaining about a $20 price increase on something they were already going to spend $160-180 on? If you have $160, you have to have $20 lying around somewhere...
Thanks to all the resellers. Nike saw that people are willing to pay more than retail price so this is what happens. Fuck resellers!!!
What sucks is that even if people boycott these and stop buying them as some people here have suggested, eBay resellers will still buy all of them up and Nike will still make $$$.
Well, I need to put some more cash away. Like everyone else thats complaining, I don't like the price increase either. But what that will do is stop all these cats that are not true sneakerheads from getting them and more of an opportunity for me. I want them both and I will get them both. Just sayin people!
This is why y'all shoulda bought them Bobcats tickets. Better hope they win the lotto this offseason, Mike needs a new jet, and they're killing his profit.
Instead of increasing the price Nike/JB should produce a couple 1000 more of each of these so people that actualy want to buy them can get them in the stores and not off some eBay resellers. That puts the profit in Nike's/JB's pocket and would kill the reseller market. Basic economics, right ?? But rarity = hype = profit so guess that's out of the question.
2012 - $200 BRED 11's 2013 - $220 Aqua 2014 - $250 Green Bean 2015 - $275 Carmines 2016 - $300 Space Jams
not thrilled with the price hike but it will kill the reseller..with an iv at 180 we better get nike air back and a $200 xi we better get patent leather quality as in 1996 style but i will get both!
If ya negros would stop buying every Jordan that comes out just so u can wear em the same day then nike wouldnt be able to up there prices...Ppl campin out for the ugliest shoes just cuz they J's or Lebrons...i laugh at u clowns
If ANY you f a g s continue to buy these shoes @ these new prices and the quality is still s h i t you are f u c k i n g SHEEP and you should kill yourself A$AP! F U C K JB and there communist tacticts. best player ever=greedy scumbag
Dumb it only costs them less than $25 bucks to make them , cheap materials like replicas . In the words of 2 chainz " Imma start a riot ! " Boycott dease bitches !
I'm sick of hearing all the bitching. You all complain about the lines, this will slim down the line. You call Nike greedy, yet people in here either have these shoes already and are gonna cop another or people are gonna cop multiples. Sneakers are a WANT, not a need. If you really want these shoes, you will find a way to make it happen. Live within your means people. One of the reason that sneakers are so special is because there is always that shoe out there that you want and can't have. If Nike makes it possible for you to cop every shoe that drops, it would be no fun. Part of the fun of the hobby, at least for me, is picking and choosing which shoes to get and which shoes not to get, within my budget. If everyone had every shoe, there would be no point. The same people on here that pay resell prices on the regular are complaining about these prices. You are the ones that created this market. Blame yourselves.
Let me be real, I love jordans since I was younger and could never get them because my parents thought anything over 100 was crazy. I vowed that when I would get older I would go back and get everything I missed, but now as a husband of 2 this increase hurts. What the real tragedy here is the toddlers starting at $80 so everything from there up is going to be over $100.....sad day
The Price for Producing those shoes are around 20 USD and the Material is not even real F/G Leather.... KISS MY ASS NIKE...thats too much money --> maybe people shall boycott those shoes <--
Stop complaining about the cost of a luxury item, you don't need every colorway of every Retro that comes out. When these were OG's people were happy to buy a pair or two and the wait for next years new Jordan. Now people bitch that they can't afford to buy 10-20 pairs a year, most of which are probably never worn. If you want to spend your disposable income on them, that's cool, but don't bitch about the price like they put your rent up.
Business 101: when cost exceeds value, people leave. However when the demand of a product exceeds its value, keep selling to the consumer. I respect Nike as a business, but its not worth the quality of the product. The shoe game is being exploited. Can't knock the hustle doe.
YEAH! Price increases will officially put me out the game been collecting since 2000-01 and I pretty much got everything i need. So if Kids gone pay let em pay. Will probably get back into forces and sb's if they step there game up.
LOL @ all the people who are saying they won't buy these. I think MAYBE 15% (at most) of the people who claim they won't buy it, won't actually buy it. As if these shoes are necessities for life. If you are willing to spend money on materialistic goods, be prepared to pay the price. It's really isn't even all that bad. Ya'll Americans think you got it bad? Us Canadians have it sooooo bad. We'll be paying $220-230 for the IVs and $240-$250 for the XIs. On top of that, my province has a 12% tax. Amazing how we are just north of the border to USA yet we pay the same, sometimes even a higher price than the people from New Zealand do! A user from New Zealand said they pay $240 for theirs. I guess our government can be blamed for the customs charges causing the CAD MSRP to increase. However, I know for a fact some retailers here in Canada just use the "customs charges" excuse to raise the MSRP when, in fact, they dont even pay a customs charge (well not all the time) on the item they are selling. To hell with big box Canadian retailers!
I think im done with jays. I like the shoes but now is the time to invest in a house and no sneaker news gas prices are based on a different market. Its because of the problems in the middle east that drives up prices of oil. Jordans are based on supply and demand the faster they sell out the higher the prices will go. The only way for the price to go down is to stop hyping every release and stop paying stupid prices.
Give me BIN 23 quality an I won't complain. But don't make them sh!tty and ask for more money. Nike you suck!!!!!!!!!
Wrong if I got it I'm going to still get it for cheap. Just because you have doesn't mean you have to spend it all. My motto is I like to play also and not go broke over cheap made J'S lol. Like others said there are way better quality made kicks then J's nowadays. Please folks expand your horizons.
This is crazy man...my dad told me these bad boys retailed for damn near ONLY $120 and the quality of them were perfect...now look at the prices...$200 and horrible quality...its crazy man...
here is why jb keeps going up on us.. they see that people are willing to pay high re sale price why not up the original price since people are willing to pay more just too buy from re sellers .. prices won't go up if we stop buying from re sellers point blank period