12 Of Your Favorite Bloggers React To The $300 Nike+ LeBron XEd The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear — By E. Maisonet, III on August 22, 2012 at 3:00 am
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Nike Basketball and LeBron James will release their latest shoe, The Nike LeBron X with Nike Plus technology. The Nike Plus technology embeds motion sensors in the shoe to track various metrics including a player’s vertical leap, distance ran, etc. Of course, the news of the day wasn’t the evolution of one of the best basketball shoes (from a technological, materials, support standpoint) of this generation, but more for the price tag.
Some people are up in arms at the price tag, saying that Nike’s driving up the cost on a demographic that might not be able to afford such a lofty retail price. Sneakerheads and basketball connoisseurs make the case that those who invest their time into the culture will willingly spend the money on the things they love.
TSFJ decided to round up some of the brightest minds on basketball, sneakerheads and culture critics to get their takes on the $300 shoes. Read through their thoughts, then give us yours in the comments. Let the debate begin.