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

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  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I think any sneakers over a hundred bucks or so are pretty ridiculous. They wear out. Seriously.
     


  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I think any sneakers over a hundred bucks or so are pretty ridiculous. They wear out. Seriously.

    That's true; I really like them though. I've been rationalizing the purchase...I would jump on them if I could resole them, because my uppers tend to last, it's the soles that get worn out eventually.

    Jon.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sure, $300 sneakers are ridiculous, just a little above the scale of $235 hoodies (I hit that mark with a Belstaff hoodie - nice, and very cool futuristic design, but still ridiculous) and $500 jeans (though not as ridiculous as $800 jeans.) All this things are luxuries, and particularly frivolous ones at that, although not as extravagant as 100K watches (what the hell is that all about!)

    I think that as long as you are generally responsible with your money, you should be allowed your frivolities. But seriously, let's not say that the "quality" makes a luxury a non-frivolous expense. You can wear a $20 Lee hoodie (actually, my The Cast hoodies, costing about $130 apiece, are actually just printed on Lee 50/50 hoodies) and $30 jeans, and they will be just as serviciable as a Spruce or Loopwheeler hoodie and a pair of Jomons, or 5EPs, or Dior x Eternal 811s, or whatever takes your fancy.

    As for the Y-3's in question - I've seen them, and they are definitely a step above usual Adidas quality, but not worth between three to five times the price of regular Adidas. Nor am I particularly impressed by the design or colorways, although they are nice. I would pick them up for $100, maybe, but would definitely not pay full freight.
     


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    If you have enough sneakers in your rotation they should last a long while too. I keep all mine in the original boxes and rotate between around 6 pairs and most look almost brand new still with the exception of my new balance's runners which get the most abuse. I haven't had a sole go on any of mine since I was a child, and that was only because as a child I had 1 pair of sneakers that I would wear everywhere.
     


  5. Renault78law

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    I'm curious what your HLs and D&Gs look like. Have any picture links or anything? I really like HLs shoes, and although it's odd I really dig the white patent leather ones.
    Here's a pic I posted earlier:
    [​IMG]

    I'll try to take a pic of the HL's later.

    btw, Brian, while searching for my posted pic, I came upon this little gem:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...9&postcount=34
    How's that coming along?
     


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    If it's a pair that I'd enjoy, I'd pay $300 for sneakers. That said, I haven't gone over $150 and don't plan to.
     


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  8. visionology

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    For $1200 they should be made of real money.
     


  9. imageWIS

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    For $1200 they should be made of real money.

    Yeah, what he said.

    Jon.
     


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    You clearly like them, and if spending $300 will make you so happy, why not?
    Have you ever wanted any other pair of shoes that badly?
    Life's too short to deny yourself something you can clearly afford and like so much. Don't rationalize what you like.
     


  11. Renault78law

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    well, these are $1200 at fred segal. my friend, andre trenier, hand paints them. carmelo anthony has a pair . . . .
    Pure class.
     


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    Here's a pic I posted earlier:
    [​IMG]

    I'll try to take a pic of the HL's later.

    btw, Brian, while searching for my posted pic, I came upon this little gem:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...9&postcount=34
    How's that coming along?


    Actually, still doin okay on that front. I maxed out at $90 and haven't gone above as of yet.
     


  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I paid 335 for LV sneakers many moons ago and 230 for prada americas cup in nero and I'm saying there were worth it, well the pradas yes, but yamamoto I consider to be similar to bathing ape. You're just paying for the name but there isn't much more correlation of the price vs quality as with regular adidas. However, if you like them that much and it'll make you happy then I say get them. I pay 400 a pop for gucci loafers that aren't flashy and I don't regret it one bit.
     


  14. drizzt3117

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    you have prada and LV shoes and you're accusing someone of buying something for the name?

    pot kettle black?

    btw yes i'm back.
     


  15. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Reading comprehension is your friend. Go back to jail and don't pass go. FYI those are $300 adidas tennis shoes.
     


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