i think it was around jan or feb 2005, the hype for these were insane especially around my area. i was trying to get a pair that day but plans didn'tfall through surprisingly the price value on these have stayed the same. i've seen auctions end at 200-275 at the most. even fake altitudes were surfacing on ebay. Anyone else agree on the altitude 13's? I think they're a nice colorway, but poorly made imo.