Originally Posted by redrum3281
so how bout them spike lee joints huh anyways nah man $230 isn't a bargin, 7734 $200 isn't a bargin, i feel that we get so use to pay these crazy prices that we forget that they ARE crazy prices, inflation is a mf'er espc when you compare to what i would call bargins or reebok/adidas/fila re-released shoes for the most being $125 or less, that's a bargin and 50% of the time the materials are better or closer to the og than Nike/JB ever comes to on their own products vs original, so yeah even when i get a shoe at a discount i don't quite feel like i got a bargin
It's all conditioning and short term memory of consumers.
I recall people (not necessarily here) saying that $200 was the cutoff for shoes 2-3 years ago, now copping over and close to 250.
It's all uphill as price is concerned once Nike saw that people are willing to pay +200 for a shoe. Until people stop buyin, Nike gon' keep "raising the bar"
Hypothetically, we can say that $300 will be the cutoff now....but I'd hate to look back 2-3 years down the road and see people are paying over that.
It's not that I can't afford, I just don't think these should be +200. After all, these are made out of foam not some precious metal...even if it does say copper.
But hey, "you have to pay to play".
I just want the price bubble to burst like the housing market.