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Air Jordan Retro Prices To Increase in 2014

July 17, 2013 BY / 125

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We’ve already started to preview upcoming Retro releases for 2014 like the Air Jordan VI “Infrared” and the Powder Blue X, but here’s another update that you probably didn’t want to hear;bBased this early product sheet for Jordan Spring 2014, the retail price for Retros will jump up $10 to a base price of $170. Rising prices in sneakers in general is a climate change that consumers have had no choice but to adapt to, and it looks like the demand for Air Jordans is only following the upward slope in prices. Your thoughts on this price increase? Will that slow down your weekly Jordan pick-ups, and will you start looking for shoes sitting at a lower price-point? Let us know in the comments below.

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ryanpricethinks
ryanpricethinks

Except for the fact Nike MAYBE makes $50 off these people claiming Jordans raping. You can thank the shitty ass economy for the raise in prices

fadejay23
fadejay23

i think its bad because some kids dnt  have money 2 cop lucky i am not 1 but i also dnt have a job so its harder and re-sellers going 2 sell it for even more so i am just going 2 try 2 find better prices from friends or something

s_singh
s_singh

Nike is deliberately making terrible quality jordans.  They know kids are going to buy these shoes regardless of price or quality.  By selling low quality shoes they are saving more money for their greedy asses.  Also since the quality is low, the shoes  are gonna get worn out faster therefore kids will be buying faster.  Sad to say, but this is a really good business tactic.

YungSosaBased
YungSosaBased

Its called inflation how did yall not see this coming lol the economy is shyty everything is going up in price and will continue and dont forget about supply and demand lol what do you expect 

kshaun12
kshaun12

they going go up every year....aint shyt change

HarlanCharlery
HarlanCharlery

yea i thinking i shud switch my sneaker game to air forces,air maxes anything that lower than jordans cuz sooner or later shit is gonna go down fall.. even tho sneakheads goona be hyping shit up ppl shit going to buy jordans no matter what but for me i think i will be slowing down a bit after 2014 cuz theres some serious heat coming that i willing to cop...

Foots230
Foots230

Nah dont sell em. Kep em for sentimental value. Neva knw they might come in handy lol. But word they might be made with betta quality. Aint neva hear a payless shoe increase in value lol

David Brennan
David Brennan

Look like I'll be getting a lot more kd vi's and kobe 9's if they're still around $140 or $150. I already wasn't going to get lebron xi's besides maybe one pair because of the $200 price point, but now jordans are going to be more now, which won't help with me adding to the few pairs I have, but I'll still get the pairs I really want. 

Whosdatswing
Whosdatswing

in near future well built jordan replicas will outrun "original retros" in quality and quatity.

if so, would there be still a (besides of beeing a f ing snob) point about showing loyalty to a exploitive billion $ empire which gives a s"§$ about people?

days are gone man...

metaleggman
metaleggman

I just hope Nike's bubble bursts and they go back to quality shit.  Because right now, they're just an image company shitting out low quality products.

RT5
RT5

I don't even buy retros like I use too. I think I've only bought 2 pairs this year (compared to getting them every month a couple of years ago). But hearing this news really turns me off. 

Js aren't even that important. It basically comes down to: if you want to pay more, then go ahead. It's your own money. If not, then it's cool too. like I said, its not even that important. 

billspinigan
billspinigan

Fact is the kids will continue to pay and not only pay for retro releases but pay reseller prices as well. As long as there are people scooping the shoes up and paying reseller prices like nothing, all the shoes are going up. Not just J's either, look at the LeBrons...

bravesoleshoes
bravesoleshoes

I agree with alot of you. alot of people are on the "retros" and that's cool. But the quality has decreased. i first saw it with the VIII;s Bugs. But People are still going to cop, hike up the prices, and people are still gonna buy. Same thing with the foams. No disrespect I think it's a genius idea from a business stand point to some degree, but there is a site where you can make payments on retros and foams. But we're talking a whole new ball game.

Fernand62053217
Fernand62053217

FUCK JORDAN BRAND PERIOD. There's better heat like Reeboks, Ewings, Filas and Adidas, these are all classic shoes for a GOOD price and the quality is the type you get for what you pay for. THANK YOU!

bboychevy
bboychevy

after i scoop the fire red threes, glow fours, and fear fours. im fuckin done. i wouldnt even mind paying the extra money if the damn QUALITY OF THE SHOE WASNT SO SHITTY. I got a pair of the thunder fours and by the second day i wore them, not even eight hours into it, the sole had a fucking 2 inch crack and paint peel. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???? These are now officially my every day junk pair. so sick of this. Im going back and sticking my AIR MAX 1 obsession. fuck J's man....and fuck all the hype ass ego filled douche bags that hate on anything that isnt a fucking RETRO. 

primetime3000
primetime3000

Yep. Goes up every year. $150, $160 and now $170. Remember when everybody wanted Nike Air on their shoes? Jordan says ok, lets give them what they want. Air jordan retro 1 without nike air... $110. With it and no jumpman logo on the back? $140. Nike air jordan retro'3 88... $200. Lol... expect retros 3 4 5 & 6 to come out next year... all with nike air and probably going for $210. And of course they'll still sell out smh

ImUnb3lieveable
ImUnb3lieveable

i got my Main Pair i wanted i wont be paying 170 for them looks lik KD and kobes going to be my new every day shoes.....

MaxPabloWatson
MaxPabloWatson

in the UK jordans have gone up £30 over the last 2 years!

bravesoleshoes
bravesoleshoes

We're gonna change that if we can. www.bravesole.com

rockdapump
rockdapump

reebok shaqnosis...adidas mutombo....reebok kamikaze....reebok blacktop battleground....

jordan for $170? no, thanks!!!...

)))

jeremy_mmg
jeremy_mmg

sadly enough the only people to blame is ourselves. were the ones giving into jordan brand, and we are the only one that can change it. its hard but just stop buying new retros and go afterthe older releases

MartinD44
MartinD44

And of course they'll wait till the price is $200 to drop the carmine 6s. There's no justice in the world. Get some power quickly so you can abuse it as long as you got it. That's the rule of the world.

2Saintz
2Saintz

Nike, improve ur quality before u raise the price! Nowadays, AJ retros aint good quality...sigh...

iMarcusAura
iMarcusAura

I love how Nike will spend 20$ and make a shoe and will sell it for 160$.I understand the business but damn I'm sorry but Jordan's are getting over priced.And the thing is nike can rise the prices Because they know there's all the brain washed fuckers who will go out and buy ever single retro that comes out because they thing it's makes them cool or have swag.Kids are buying shoes just because they cost a lot money but don't know anything about the history or the man that made them famous

HustleUSA
HustleUSA

$10 fucking dollars..... its okay.... but if I buy 16 pairs (which I will), that's another pair of shoes.

$10 turn to $20, $20 to $40. Then soon enough, Imma be paying $500 shoes for a pair and I'm going to

End up wondering why I pay more for shoes than rent. See my point.

ScoopDreams
ScoopDreams

I got a pair of Jordan 4 Toro Bravo size 13 for sale hit me up nbollinger07 at gmail

LxrdLeon
LxrdLeon

Im sure we can all afford 170 and 180 for shoes but thats not the point its the fact that they keep fucking us every year and we allow it.

Otto_Rocket_III
Otto_Rocket_III

All i see is ppl talking about its only $10 dollars, or "if u can't afford $10 then dont get em"...the problem is that JB been raising there prices every year to see if ppl gonna buy them...J's used to be 135 then 150, then 160, now 170...its not that its $10 extra dollars its the in the next 2 or 3 years Jordans gonna be 200 dollars retail, Lebrons gonna be 250 basic and 500 for Elites, and Foams gonna be a smooth 300...but ya don't hear me tho...one of ya ignorant niggas gonna comment saying "stop crying" lol

StupidFleeBILLS
StupidFleeBILLS

Well I'm a SNEAKER head not just a Jordan guy so with me picking my JB releases I cop, an extra $10 is nothing seeing how most of the ones I buy have an OK quality. Lebrons are more but my homies and girl wear em and they hold up way better. I balled in my KD V's on the black top with gravel and dust and once i cleaned em they look new still and this year they were $45 cheaper. I assume Kobes have the same quality. JB is really hustling the game wish more would take my approach and be very choosy on the Jays they buy instead of going bonkers for every retro. Wake up and be wise about how you buy shoes.

Foots230
Foots230

This is gonna suck big time for people who get there kicks online like me. Thats gonna be and extra 15. Then for resellers like on ebay or pther sites are gonna hike up there prices big time. So nex year isnt gonna be a big year for REAL SHOE COLLECTORS. Its funny thats everything goes up in prices but not your paychecks. This is a big thumbs down if jb does this.

diegoz95
diegoz95

Foams and lebrons are more and those are real plastic and yall still cop them so stop complaining you cop or you don't simple as that

kicktioner
kicktioner

it's really 20 dollars extra. the 10 dollar increase and another 10 dollars for tax.

Frxshh
Frxshh

If you're complaining about a price raise, then your priorities aren't in order and you shouldn't be buying Jordan's anyways if you can't afford them.

RomeoRedJr
RomeoRedJr

@s_singh Jordan to over from Nike when it comes to making his, notice dey took of the NIKE AIR & thw swoosh off the shoes. Since then the quality of the she as been going down.. look at a pair of lebron, KD, & Kobe dey last longer cus Nike still ave ave a seh

Rhenkel9
Rhenkel9

@Foots230 I know that the quality has gone down though. The retro 5 oreo's look like really shitty quality in person. I've got a buddy who is a manager at Finishline and he said they look like they were made at Wal-Mart.

LxrdLeon
LxrdLeon

@bboychevy same i wore my thunder 4s once and they creased, and i bought them a halfsize smaller so they wouldnt.

bboychevy
bboychevy

@2Saintz i completely agree homie. i got the thunder fours, and no joke i wore them twice for four hours each. by day two the crack on the inside sole just below the arch of my food is almost two inches long and peeling. complete bullshit for a shoe that cost me 165 dollars. absolutely bullshit 

Born2fly
Born2fly

@iMarcusAura also it doesn't matter who knows about jordan... i really dont give a damn what jordan wore or did in his sneakers. The sneakers a traditional and they hot, im not gonna sit in study the history on sneakers.... al that is well and good but its petty as fuck

Born2fly
Born2fly

@iMarcusAura lol the fuck is wrong with you, you understand business yet complaining (facepalm) you answered your own statement. too many damn fools out here so they gonna raise. I havent copped since the grape 5s... my next jordan cop will prob be holiday season

bboychevy
bboychevy

@iMarcusAura homie im so so sick of all the HYPE around kicks now, and especially J's too. people hate so much on any J if its not a highly sought after retro. "oh i wont wear a J if its not retro, fuck the spizikes and fuck the son of mars, them shits wak as fuck" man..... if you love the shoe and its style then just fucking wear it. who gives a shit about what other people think. not to mention everyone for the most part has such a MASSIVE  ego when trying to make trades or sales amongst private sellers/buyers. so so sick of people.

s_singh
s_singh

@LxrdLeon sure we can afford that but then once it hits the $200 mark, it is just gonna be exclusive to brainwashed swagfags who get too much money from their parents.

ToonGriffeyJr
ToonGriffeyJr

Thank u!!!!!!! At least somebody gets the big picture

StupidFleeBILLS
StupidFleeBILLS

@Otto_Rocket_III I wouldn't mind dropping 300 (If I had it) on a pair of foams because they last. I don't buy Lebrons but they last longer than Jays. I buy more KD's than anything and they last a good bit also. I feel you on the price raise though but it's a business I'll just buy things I know will last years if the price is steep and that doesn't include Jays.

StupidFleeBILLS
StupidFleeBILLS

@calladito95 My metallic reds shit on every retro jay i have in quality. Lebrons are not plastic either as they have a shit load of better materials in them.

TripleOG
TripleOG

@Frxshh GTFO! It's not about $10 you self righteous jackass. The complaint is that the prices keep going up and the quality keeps going down. You're exactly the kind of person that JB loves. Such a fucking hype that you will buy it as long as it has a jumpman on it. Keep playing into their plan. Keep telling other people about their priorities when you mom is coppin your J's. 

s_singh
s_singh

@LxrdLeon @bboychevy I agree that the quality of jordans have definitely gone down but I bought my thunders when the came out in December and I have wore them 4 or 5 times they don't have any cracks on them and there is only some very minor creasing.  Compared to the other jordans, thunders did have better quality in my opinion.



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