i know i havent posted anything in a while, but maybe some of the older people around here may remember my name. im not no big name or anything but i did contribute. but i want to have a convo about sneakers.
over the past 2 years or so i havent really been buying sneakers, just regular every day shoes ect. but i recently been looking for some good workout/basketball shoes, cause ive worn out. trainers/90's/ 95's ect.
ive been looking at some of the newer kobes/lebrons sh*t even the barkleys and sanders. barkleys and sanders which i owned the OG as a kid. now both shoes are under $150 and its not about money but these are GR shoes and i KNOW the quality aint what it was in the 90's
like for another example those lebrons posted above...those aint worth $170 (i would wear them though)
why as a sneaker community are we letting these brands r*pe us with prices over quality?
You gotta look to updated models of the Barkleys. They recently dropped that hyperfuse pair in black with orange/purple accents, and it's unbelievable. Stay away from retros of those old trainers and such. That's all Nike Sportswear now and not intended for any kind of strenuous activity.
As for the value of the LeBrons... you really can't say. the hyperfuse/flywire b;end makes it so that you gotta be a real animal to crease the toe box. Both the LeBron 8 and 9 did a great job making sure you get some longevity out of the shoe with the construction.
I can't speak for hyperdunks or anything like that, but Nike's BB Max has been really good. The AJ2011 was top notch in terms of comfort.
EDIT: Another note on that price point to consider: As long as Nike keeps seeing prices go up in the resale market, they'll keep boosting their prices $5 and $10. If you think a shoe isn't worth $170, tell that to the clowns spending $250+ because they're too lazy to hunt a little bit more. How many people online cried when the foams went up to $220? And how many people still
camped for every release since?