Sneaker Packs – certainly a gift, and unfortunately a curse. We’re talking about all the releases comprised of two must-have sneakers attached together by an oversized box and slyly priced higher than if the shoes were individually released, but as they say, a sum is larger than its parts. This weekend’s coveted sneaker release by Nike – specifically the Nike LeBron Championship aka Celebration Pack – will be priced at a whopping $500, totaling up to the single most expensive sneaker pack release ever put together by Nike or Jordan Brand. Regardless of the price, you’d better believe that droves of LeBron fans will do what it takes to get their hands on a set (based on Foot Locker and Nike’s release procedure, it’ll be all luck), but there really was a time when you could walk into a store and pick ‘em up without much of a hassle.
The original Sneaker Pack was the 2006 release of the Air Jordan Defining Moments Pack, which honored the Championships that Jordan won in ’91 and ’96. That started a trend of several more two-pair sets from Jordan and Nike arranged deliberately to recite a significant story, so in light of this week’s celebratory Nike LeBron release, let’s take a look at some of the more significant releases that continue to be heard today. Some of the volumes listed here might even be beyond your memory or maybe have risen in status since their initial release, so check out what we’ve detailed below and stay tuned for the official release of the Nike LeBron X Championship/Celebration Pack this Saturday.