Charting the Forever Rising Cost of Basketball Sneakers

They expect us to pay HOW much?

paul-ulaneby paul-ulane

LeBron James’ 10th signature shoe is coming out soon, and rumors are swirling about the kicks commanding a price tag north of 300 bucks. While Nike has denied those rumors and made claims that a special version of the shoe will cost only $290 (what a deal!), that’s still a lot of money to drop on a pair of shoes. So how did we get here? This handy chart tracks the prices of the most popular b-ball sneakers since the dawn of the Air Jordan (with a little Starbury thrown in for good measure).