February 8th, 2013 by John Kim / 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