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 12 years ago '04        #1
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Aug 17 - Marburry new shoes, $15 ...they look aight 2...
 

 
Knicks star Stephon Marbury is putting his name behind a pair of $15 basketball shoes that he's hoping will give underprivileged kids the chance to wear sneaks fit for the pros.

The black high tops drew rave reviews yesterday from the critics who matter most - young hoopsters.

"They're comfortable," said Mylique Owens, 13, a seventh-grader from midtown, after he tried on a pair of the sleek kicks at the famed basketball court on W. Fourth St. yesterday.

Owens couldn't believe his ears when told the price of the lightweight sneakers.

"Fifteen? Not 5-0? 1-5?" he asked, incredulously. "This shoe could easily go for $70 to a $100."

The groundbreaking sneaker, the Starbury One, is Marbury's attempt at combating the trend toward astonishingly high-priced basketball shoes.

Air Jordans, the sneakers that revolutionized the industry, now go for as much as $180.

The Starbury Ones are far less expensive than even the second-tier Jordans.

"I paid $130 for these Air Jordans that I bought four months ago," said Lenart Williams, a 20-year-old from Harlem. "To get them for $15 from Marbury, I think these shoes are fly."

The sneakers, which will be sold only at Steve & Barry's sports apparel stores, will go on sale tomorrow.

Produced in China, the shoes are constructed using the same materials as the other top-end basketball sneakers on the market, said Howard Schacter, chief partnership officer for Steve & Barry's.

"[Marbury] had a vision. We had an expertise. And together it became a match made in heaven," Schacter said.

Marbury has vowed to wear the shoes he's hoping will enable disadvantaged kids to feel like stars.

The mercurial guard's benevolent intentions were not lost on the young players a.ssembled at the W. Fourth St. court yesterday.

"I feel him for doing something like this," said Mamadou Harvey, 18, of the lower East Side. "Not everyone can afford $80 or $90 shoes."



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134 comments for "Aug 17 - Marburry new shoes, $15 ...they look aight 2..."

 12 years ago '05        #2
DMT|B 3 heat pts
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i hope more ball players follow marbury

 12 years ago '04        #3
ItAlY2BkLyN 240 heat pts240
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sh*ts crazy. I just posted in the dress code section about this brand. Starbury. I've never heard of it until today. It's a good idea. Props for the post.

 12 years ago '04        #4
ItAlY2BkLyN 240 heat pts240
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 dmtrack19 said
i hope more ball players follow marbury
Shaq did it. He got his joints in payless, k mart, etc.:applause:

 08-17-2006, 05:53 PM         #5
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thats wassup!!!! after reading that black people dont read article...this article gives me hope. i never owned a pair of jordans cuz them joints was too high, everybody had they, and dudes was getting k!lled over them... but i would support these shoes cuz they so low in price even if everybody got them.

 12 years ago '05        #6
champlain 63 heat pts63
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good on marbury, make these kids feel fly for cheap

 08-17-2006, 05:59 PM         #7
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that's a good look them joints not bad for 15 i aint gon get em but it's a good thing him and shaq doin

 08-17-2006, 06:01 PM         #8
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fools in the hood wear expensive shoes even if you are broke.

are they shoes?

or prizes at coney island?

they look like some bust down converse....


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 12 years ago '06        #9
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hopefully they sell it online or a store that's actually more popular

 08-17-2006, 06:05 PM         #10
yoyoyoyo1 
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it cost like 3 dollars 2 make a pair of jordans..

 08-17-2006, 06:06 PM         #11
Skillz.ONE 
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Glad Hes Doing That...

 08-17-2006, 06:08 PM         #12
Lungs 
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good for him

the sad thing is that ignorant motherfu*kers will still clown the hell out of anyone caught wearing them

 12 years ago '05        #13
McLaren 
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they sold out in Steve and Barry's

 12 years ago '04        #14
soulof585 12 heat pts12 OP
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I might cop the black ones tomm they look decent...

 08-17-2006, 06:20 PM         #15
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thats good cuz i used to have mad sneakers but now that i older and live alone i aint got no $115 to blow on something frivilous like Jordans....I stick to the $45 adidas shelltops...but now i can get some Starbury's

 12 years ago '06        #16
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marbury isnt goin to even play in these...how cowardly...u want someone to buy your cheap bball shoes but u wont even wear them on the court...this is a marketing scheme and he thinks he is doin the right thing by sellin them so cheap...what about the broke ankles and knees that are goin to be caused by these shoes

 12 years ago '05        #17
klew 229 heat pts229
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LOL "I broke my ankle wearing starburys"

I always thought shaqs were at payless because they were so fu*king weak. Not because he wanted to sell shoes for cheap.

 08-17-2006, 06:40 PM         #18
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They're ok lookin but if you buy em it's like admiting you're a cheapass.

 12 years ago '06        #19
davon4204 34 heat pts34
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Thats kool that he's doing that more players need to do that because it don't make no sense for shoes to be so expensive these dayz

 12 years ago '04        #20
soulof585 12 heat pts12 OP
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 dagrimest said
marbury isnt goin to even play in these...how cowardly...u want someone to buy your cheap bball shoes but u wont even wear them on the court...this is a marketing scheme and he thinks he is doin the right thing by sellin them so cheap...what about the broke ankles and knees that are goin to be caused by these shoes

Does the price determine if there gonna break on you? I dont think so....im sure you can hoop harder in these than in some airmaxs with the bubbles that cost 144 dollas for no reason.

 12 years ago '04        #21
pimppoet 2 heat pts
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 foshomoney said
shaq sh*t was ugly as hell though

They always been imo. Same for some of kobes,jordans etc. Just alotta hype. Some shoes just 2 ugly high priced or not.

 12 years ago '05        #22
Nyse03 16 heat pts16
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ima cop em just 2 have em...every once in a while ima keep it hood a throw em on like yo i gots da starburys on...an since im already da sh*t aint nobody gonna hate really

 12 years ago '05        #23
darulersback 
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no comment. they are alright. it would beat buying jordans. but i wouldnt do it to make a name for myself

 12 years ago '05        #24
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 soulof585 said
Produced in China,
...there you go...

 08-17-2006, 08:06 PM         #25
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I saw that on the news and while I'm happy that Marburry is doing this I know there will be some kids clowned for owning a pair of his shoes. They look nice and hopefully this will lead to other ballers lowering their prices.

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