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Nike LeBron X EXT “Cork”

February 8th, 2013 by / 61

Since the LeBron line was first introduced in 2003, the retail price for each successive model has increased by small margins. Model by model, the increase might be easily overlooked, but if you compare Air Zoom Generation to LeBron X, that’s an 82% jump – and we’re only comparing the base model. In comes the Nike LeBron X “Cork” – a visual spectacle that has no other practical purpose than being laced up on feet, but pretty much breaks the mold of what a basketball shoe is supposed to be.

Supported by an incredible ‘cork’ material upper and accented by fine brown leather on the tongue and inner lining, the Cork LeBrons come in at a jaw-dropping $305 MSRP – that’s roughly an increase of 173% in dollars needed. Obviously the increase in price is proportionate to LeBron’s status as arguably the most popular player int he NBA, but is $305 stretching it? We’ve got a detailed gallery that’ll sway your decision towards “yes”, so take a look through the gallery and give us your opinion on the matter – they’re releasing in just two weekends.

Nike LeBron X
Classic Brown/Classic Brown-University Red-Hazelnut
580890-200
02/23/13
$305

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61 comments
SeanJohnson
SeanJohnson

Gonna be on my feet. One to sell+one to rock=free shoes.

WavegangOnlyoneRico
WavegangOnlyoneRico

Really interested in getting my hands on these... i will actually plan on keep them... unlike most... 

vphili
vphili

So dope... but I would never pay that much. 

GNRLTRZ
GNRLTRZ

coppin and rockin em

thatdudeJB
thatdudeJB

anybody have any info on how and where they will be released.

kicktioner
kicktioner

hopefully they do these like they did the freegums, release the first release with the fancy box for 305 and then release the shoe with a regular box for 170.

Nike_wat_irock_94
Nike_wat_irock_94

these are pretty dope... but wait $305? a 173% increase?? i wanna see who cops these... really. anyone think these are gonna stay on shelves like the elites did??

npt
npt

 if you're saying you dont like them really most people just know they wont be able to get them..

angellolxxxix
angellolxxxix

I've had my pair since last month, tell you, they are a real clean sneaker. - I didn't pay rape price either, my connect is just direct to Nike Elite

Colonel146
Colonel146

Are you guys sure it is $305 by themselves. Sure this ain't including the nike+ pack like with the first lebrons?

 

Cut Up
Cut Up

So, is it safe to assume that folk are excited about paying over $300 for this and this shoe will sell out? And probably fetch a few more hundred dollars on ebay and what not? Really! lol, well to each his own. It ain't my money. I'm enjoying the show. I watch shoes on ebay just to see how much they re sell for. I can't wait to see what this one does.

DanniBsneakerfreak
DanniBsneakerfreak

this shoe is a disater waiting to happen.. honestly ppl how well do u think cork is going to hold up as a shoe? its going to crumble as you walk

arfresh1
arfresh1

if 305 is too much what does that say about the people who payed +1000 bucks early..SMH

TheNatural
TheNatural

If you fucks will stop buying from "above-retail" re-sellers on eBay, this $$ shit would stop.

1. eBay search "Jordan retro 88" (in all sizes).

2. refine search to "Auction only"

If you don't get sick to your stomach, you have a different respect for the value of the American dollar than I - or u jus got hella bread lol. Those bids mean that those shoes are DEFINITELY SELLING, keeping this cycle going smh.

Facsimile
Facsimile

these are beautiful. anybody saying otherwise needs to shut the fuck up.

i_taughtyeezy
i_taughtyeezy

follow me on instagram  :  _carlitooos  i follow back asap!!!!!!

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

I like the idea, but they just don't look good.

BKE420
BKE420

this shoe will sell out in seconds. hype is created by the cork and the high retail. nb keeps jacking prices, while lowering quality. people still keep buying. sounds like a win/win to me. plus nb knows how to market/advertise goods.

wcwktb
wcwktb

this shoe may look good, but this is definitely not a 300 dollar shoe. considering the time of how long these shoes may last with the cork material, this shoe needs to be under 200 if you ask me.

caseyflinders
caseyflinders

Its like when you guys made a post about the WC3 88... is 'Nike Air' on the heel worth the extra "$40" ...well, if eBay is anything to go by... they are worth an extra $400! I.e LIMITED! If these were a GR, in ANY cw, then you could talk about the price point. But these will be limited... so talking about a MEASLY(apparently), $305... when these guys are gonna go insane on eBay bidding some ridiculous money like up to $1000, or MORE, for these... when they inevitably go straight up for re-sale... makes this argument null and void. Imo.

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

Nice pics wish I could say that about the shoe dont get me started on the price tho

harrisonwhatley
harrisonwhatley

 @thatdudeJB I know its 2/23/13 on sole collector it said Nike retailers. Im not sure if it will release online or not.

TheMacLikeRoni
TheMacLikeRoni

@Nike_wat_irock_94 no, since there is a handful of people with a large amount of disposable income spending 2gs on early release. They bait the trap for hypebeast resellers. I think more resellers will cop hoping to make their wildest dreams come true on a 1000 dollar profit. That in turn along with people who really like the shoe, like myself, will have the shoe sold out in mins.

f211s
f211s

 @angellolxxxix how do they fit? TTS of the other lebron x's or size down since theres no padding?

khari998
khari998

 @angellolxxxix  so you wanna help me out and i can cop a pair from u through your connect? i'll pay above retail. i just dont wanna be stranded and surrounded by rape prices

ChazzoCromartie
ChazzoCromartie

 @Cut Up  They're pre-selling in the neighborhood north of 2g's right now, and the retail release will be very exclusive so you can expect that to be what it is.

 

DominicD
DominicD

@DanniBsneakerfreak The dynamic fly wire takes a lot of stress away from the sidewall of the shoe, as long as you aren't playing ball in them I'd imagine they'd be fine.

JacksonTysonJordanGAME6
JacksonTysonJordanGAME6

@arfresh1 lol and predorders were going for 450 and the shoe is 305 . Does that mean they're fake or really good replicas

a215m30
a215m30

@TheNatural defiantly I agree, and its going to get worse if u can imagine.....

JacksonTysonJordanGAME6
JacksonTysonJordanGAME6

@TheNatural you right , I'm not rich but I do have money and I'm still mad that people are trying to sell them for and they not even in their hands

ballaj2001
ballaj2001

 @caseyflinders Exactly ... People worrying about quality and how long the kicks are going to last don't really understand what's driving the price ... It's High Demand (See Hype) and Low Supply (see "Quickstrike" or "Select Retailers") ... 

"C.E.O."
"C.E.O."

 @devious1212 I was thinking the same awhile back but the other way around though. Imo, Nike has been inspired to become in the mind/view of a "re-seller" hahahaha... Even though, they'll still SELL OUT and then double or triple the resell value on eBay smfh. Nike should just increase the shoe supply and unfortunately its never gonna happen.

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

@devious1212 of course they get swayed by nike to keep people talking about them

npt
npt

 @f211s  who said there was no padding..

kck77
kck77

 @"C.E.O."  @devious1212 ...if Nike increased the quantity of shoes, nobody would want them. Its the feeling of being in that "special" group of people who got the shoe that drives peoples desire to acquire them; and as a result pay 2, 3 or even 4 times the retail price...... hence the more limited the shoe, the greater people will pay. 

pippowz9
pippowz9

 @angellolxxxix  @f211s looks like the difference of padding is just on the ankle area, but the shoe should fit like other X ..if I can find these at $305 I 'd be happy considering  reseller will try to rape

f211s
f211s

 @npt what i meant is that there is significantly less padding. theres some photos that show it from the top and the collar is very thin, unlike the other lebron x's



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