Originally Posted by lynchpin33
Will be interesting to see if the Elite theme continues, with Bron opting for the soldiers or the regular version during the playoffs. And if it does, what will the pricing look like? This has to be the first time the regular and Elite retailed for the same price.
I think Nike had wised up, even with amazing tech, today's non professional athletes did not want to shell out sometimes $250+ just for a pair of sneakers by their favorite player. It was evident in their findings from their earnings report not too long ago. A lot of current models of LBJ, KD & Kobes have been showing up at outlets very early lately, and for the budget conscious consumer, why break your neck to have something on release day if you can wait a few months and save over $100 on the same pair?
Would be interesting to see the post season approach as mentioned above. PEs are nice, but is a price hike necessary for just a skimmed down version? Not like the tech is that different.