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People forget one of the main reasons why kids buy shoes in the first place. It's a status symbol. It's a trademark of our society that if you buy expensive stuff you want to show that around. And that's where I see the flipside of Marbury's global mega marketing campaign. Everyone knows now that this shoe costs 14,95$! And everyone knows how they look like. Therefore if you walk on the court with these shoes, people will know "Hey he's wearing those cheap ass 15 bucks shoes!". Kids that age wanna be cool, they wanna sit at the popular kids' table during lunch break. If you send your kid to school in those shoes, you can be sure no one is gonna steal his sneakers, but he's not gonna make too many new friends either. You can demonise this early and superficial pressure to be cool and hip all you want, but that doesn't stop it from being true. 14,95$ shoes won't change that.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2006 on Starbury One Review at The Association
Funny! Someone says 130$ and everyone just figures he must be right because of the unbelieveable math skills that are required to type a number on a computer! It's 108$, folks! Pretty decent price for a good pair of basketball shoes, if you ask me (or doc k from kicksology!). Even if you're not a Ron Artest fan, you can buy this shoe and still enjoy the fact that you can't get these shoes at the footlocker next door and therefore your ugly neighbor's kid with the running nose and dirty hair can't wear the same shoes like you are. It's a kinda exclusive shoe for people who want stuff you can't get everywhere.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2006 on K1X Ron Artest Chiefglider at The Association