$300 for sneakers: is there something wrong with me?

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    So I already have a pair of Adidas Y-3 Field in brown suede, and I like them so much that I am considering another pair in black leather, unfortunately they are $300 a pop. Is there something wrong with me spending that much money on a pair of sneakers?

    They look like this, but are ALL black:

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


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    weirdnjfan1 Senior member

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    No, there is nothing wrong with you. There are some shoes in the Nike SB line that go for over $300+ and yes, there are people who are paying that much for them.
     


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    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    If having disposable income is wrong, I don't want to be right.
     


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    Someone on Ebay just paid $71 for a pair of SB Jedi shoelaces...so there's nothing wrong with you, or there is something extremely wrong with both of you[​IMG]
     


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    Is there something wrong with me?
    Jon.

    Is this a poll? If so, I vote yes.
     


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    cheapmutha Senior member

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    what sb are 300+ retail? the most ive seen them for in a skateshop is 100, for the get help dunks i think they were. most sb are around 70 where im at.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Is this a poll? If so, I vote yes.

    Ah, but do you mean in general or just regarding the shoes? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


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    Flame Senior member

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    I think we should at it not as an adidas shoe, but a Yohji one. And you know how his prices are.
     


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    I think we should at it not as an adidas shoe, but a Yohji one. And you know how his prices are.

    Well, I did mention it was a Y-3, thus I thought it was indicative...but yeah, I probably should have posted that it was the "˜designer' Adidas brand.

    Jon.
     


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    There are people on this forum paying $70,000 for a watch, I think you can pretty much justify any kind of spending here.
     


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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I'll spend a lot on something I really dig but $300 is beyond my cutoff for trainers. The most I spent was $165 on a pair, and even then I thought I was insane. Altho last fall I did see a Neil Barrett/Puma trainer for $265 that I seriously considered, but passed on.
     


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    There are people on this forum paying $70,000 for a watch, I think you can pretty much justify any kind of spending here.
    Word----like asking a Delaware crackwhore if you can smoke a cigarette in your own damn car.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    As for the initial question,
    of course but we like you anyway. Well generally. Sort of. At least occassionally.
    [​IMG]

    P.s. what exactly makes those so much more expensive than other Nike lines? The material or that they are limited runs (no pun intended)?
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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    For those shoes, yes, you're crazy. IMO, they just look like ordinary suede Pumas but by Adidas and they say Yohji down the stripe.

    IMO, I wouldn't buy them even if they were $50. There are other y-3 shoes I would get, but not those.
     


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    I'd spend that on a pair of shoes that I liked. Probably wouldn't think twice.

    But not on those.
     


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