August 21, 2012 BY Brendan Dunne / 8
Now that the cat’s out of the bag you’d think LeBron James would be going around everywhere showing off the upcoming Nike LeBron X on feet right? Well not exactly, as there are a few peripheral models in the Nike LeBron line that will get some burn for the summer before he switches over. As is generally the case when either him or Kobe head across the Pacific for an Asian tour, LeBron has laced up in an Asia exclusive pair; the forthcoming Nike Air Max Ambassador V. Click through with us for the on feet angles of Bron while he signs a pair of the ‘Gold Medal’ Nike LeBron X’s during a television appearance and let us know if you’ll be trying to get your hands on the Nike Air Max Ambassador V when it does release.
we are all here acting like this is big news 300 dollar pair of shoes. this is nothing new. at least these shoes have some sort of advanced technology in them and will be worn for a purpose. i invite any of you to step into the dress shoe section at nordstrom and take a look at the prices. better yet go to barney's in new york where you can buy $700 loafers. this is just mens shoes. imagine all the women out there with $300+ heels that have been worn a couple times. these shoes will sell and it isn't really a big deal. again, expensive shoes are nothing new.
ESPN just did a piece about the kicks costing $300 but its the Nike plus pack version that tacks a bunch of parameters about your vertical, running, how fast you go and a bunch of other gimmickry. I personally don't think the price is koo. however it is interesting and would benefit athletes more so than the casual sneaker head. The regular version w/o the electronics will cost about the same as the IX's, $175 or so.
Yeah everyody is talking about em because, putting a 300+ dollar price tag on a shoe at retail price is insane! and if the masses go out and buy it gives Nike the green light that it is okay to raise prices.
But i do agree it is getting crazy when there is a lower priced non Nike+ Lebron around