John Starks is selling $200 sneakers

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 8 years ago '08        #1
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Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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John Starks is selling $200 sneakers
 

 



Former New York Knicks guard John Starks is ready to launch a new basketball shoe – one he’s claiming is designed to prevent one of the biggest injury bugs suffered by basketball players, the sprained ankle.

Called Ektio – Greek for “to protect and defend,” the sneaker is designed as a bootie within a shoe for form fitting, both laces and straps, along with bumpers on the soles to guard against ankle rolling. The Ektio was designed by Barry Katz, a New York doctor and former college basketball player who’s playing career was hampered by ankle injuries. The shoe goes out on November 1, exclusively on d!cks Sporting Goods website. Talks with other stores are ongoing.

The shoe is a gamble – expensively priced and not s3xy. At $199 retail, it costs more than LeBron James’ and Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes. Starks and Katz are betting that functional will be able to compete with fashionable. The company’s Facebook site is filled with links that document ankle problems among NBA players. One big sports shoe chain, Foot Locker, has already taken a pass.

Starks isn’t laying out any cash in the venture, nor is he being paid – he gets an equity stake in exchange for being pitchman, according to his publicist. Taking stock instead of money for from a startup can pay off: New York Mets star David Wright reportedly took home an eight-figure haul for his endorsement of Vitamin Water after the startup was bought by Coca-Cola.


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dude is bitin the hell outta nike/lebron

45 comments for "John Starks is selling $200 sneakers"

 8 years ago '05        #2
GUNIT-FINEST 
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even if this was the best basketball show in the world and said u could fly like mj n*ggas still wouldnt buy these s**t f**king john starks are u serious kids dont even know who the f**k u are

and its not really about the show its who it is and that n*gga dont mean s**t to today youth
 8 years ago '10        #3
#JewLife 111 heat pts111
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Starks is doing nothing but telling people to buy the shoe.
 8 years ago '08        #4
Main Event 55 heat pts55
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The f**k outta here aint nobody droppin 200 for those payless shoes


Atleast Jordans 200 dollar shoes came with a suitcase :disdain2:
 8 years ago '06        #5
eLLz 1 heat pts
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@ FL passing. They already know the deal.
 8 years ago '10        #6
Deelo Deniroz 20 heat pts20
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no ankle roll :hmm: mite cop i got cake to blow
 8 years ago '08        #7
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269 OP
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s**t probably just f**ks your knees up instead
 8 years ago '04        #8
Mista Mizatti 5 heat pts
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 Main Event said:
The f**k outta here aint nobody droppin 200 for those payless shoes


Atleast Jordans 200 dollar shoes came with a suitcase :disdain2:
Be real, throw a Jumpman symbol on it and half of these kids would be looking for it in their favorite color.
 8 years ago '09        #9
TriniSoldier 69 heat pts69
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lol it aint for y'all n*ggas. out here copping jordans for the hoes to look at and s**t, this is for the people who buy bball shoes to actually go out and play basketball in.
 8 years ago '04        #10
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obviously those that said no way in hell dont play ball. Think about it, u play high school or college ball, and these shoes prevent ankle sprains, Why not wear them???? one bad ankle injury can ruin a career, might as well prevent it if u can. Them 200$ Jordans aint gonna do it
 8 years ago '98        #11
ronnie|A 10 heat pts10
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Wear John Starks sneaks and you'll be the streakiest shooter on the playground
 8 years ago '04        #12
erickonasis 21 heat pts21
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 ronnie said:
Wear John Starks sneaks and you'll be the streakiest shooter on the playground
 8 years ago '07        #13
KnicksLost 17 heat pts17
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Starks you my n*gga for life but u cant repackage starbury's and pass em off for 200 cash like me not slowly movin outta recession....this s**t got fail written all over it
 8 years ago '09        #14
McmasterlockPt2 42 heat pts42
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Starks is about lose just like he did in the playoffs all those years
 8 years ago '06        #15
beantown 74 heat pts74
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dude need to k!ll himself
 8 years ago '07        #16
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 McmasterlockPt2 said:
Starks is about lose just like he did in the playoffs all those years
Cavs fan talking bout losing the playoffs??
 8 years ago '08        #17
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 Crookz said:
200 for a pair of kicks ur actually gonna ball in is too much.. he need to lower the price a lil and try to get an ncaa team to wear these or something. people might start seeing them as innovative sports equipment instead of ugly kicks


this....


and John Starks is a nobody these days.
 8 years ago '06        #18
beantown 74 heat pts74
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 DylanSpitsFiya said:
n*ggas k!ll me running out to buy the latest fusions thinking they're clean after the get 'em to. I just look at their feet like.....:jay: "You thought you were official when you stepped out the house this morning didn't you?" If it's not OG Jordans you can miss me with that s**t. I almost died when like 10-20 people at my school ran out to cop these


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Those s**ts are hideous.
I wouldn't buy them s**ts either but what makes you think ppl are tryna impress you
 09-28-2010, 09:38 PM         #19
Old Man Quillis 
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 Mista Mizatti said:
Be real, throw a Jumpman symbol on it and half of these kids would be looking for it in their favorite color.
This^^^^

 DylanSpitsFiya said:
n*ggas k!ll me running out to buy the latest fusions thinking they're clean after the get 'em to. I just look at their feet like.....:jay: "You thought you were official when you stepped out the house this morning didn't you?" If it's not OG Jordans you can miss me with that s**t. I almost died when like 10-20 people at my school ran out to cop these


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Those s**ts are hideous.
Finally somebody with some sense.

Drop em to $100 I'll cop dem Starks when east bay has their 20% sale:D
 09-28-2010, 09:39 PM         #20
TheBallDontLie 
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Brenda: Yes, I'm looking for clothes so expensive only an idiot would buy them. [walks over to a skirt] Oh, there they are! [saleswoman walks away angrily]
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