New Nike Shoes Being Sold On eBay For $60,000 | Business
UPDATE: This eBay listing has been removed from auction.
It's long been rumored that basketball abilities are linked to what kind of shoes players wear.
From my experiences, though, that is incorrect: I was 5'9" and couldn't jump before I put on the old school Allen Iverson-inspired Reebok "Answers", and I was also 5'9" and couldn't jump after I put on the old school Allen Iverson-inspired Reebok "Answers".
These days I stick to soccer.
Anyway, you get the point: People love basketball shoes and we all know some people are willing to pay a hefty pricetag to get their hands on the brand new Nike Whatevers.
It's all well and good to spend a hundred or two hundred bucks on your favorite shoe...but $60,000?!
That's seems to be a bit much.
Enter a special pair of the brand new Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes that are up for auction on eBay, with the leading bidder as of Friday morning standing pat at $61,100.
$61,100...this might be even worse than $11,000 for a Wizards necklace.
The new style of footwear has taken the nation and region by storm, presumably because they have an exterior that looks like outerspace and also a name fit to be worn by Team Monstars in the 1996 classic "Space Jam".
This specific pair of Foamposite Galaxys, pictured above, is especially expensive because they were supposedly the first model previewed "on the feet of Gentry Humphrey at the Sole Collector x Penny Hardaway event in Las Vegas."
The full description of the $60,000 gems on eBay reads: "This is the Nike Foamposite One "Galaxy". This Foamposite model was first previewed on the feet of Gentry Humphrey at the Sole Collector x Penny Hardaway event in Las Vegas. Once rumored to never release but now we are lucky enough to anticipate the release of the most anticipated Foamposite model ever. This is the first time that Nike prints on the Foamposite material. These shoes will be releasing for the NBA All-Star weekend. Nike Store is releasing very limited quantities and many who go hunting for these will be disappointed."
So $61,000 for shoes, huh?
I guess "if ya got it, flaunt it"?