Take a look at the below list of top 10 best selling, most expensive basketball shoes in the world 2016-2017. We are talking of shoes whose manufacturers are never in a hurry to manufacture because most people cannot be able to buy. Did you know that at $65, 000 you can buy a car(s)? Well, the Reebok Question shoe also goes for the same amount. Most of these most expensive basketball shoes are designed for style and comfort. Basketball is a sport renowned for flossy and cozy accessories and mannerisms. It is one of the ‘clean’ games we know of where players wear baggy funky pairs of shorts, baggy vest and highly shiny and flashy shoes. The shoes discussed below are worn by a few because the majority cannot afford them. The funny thing is that the highly profiled players sometimes given free samples as a marketing strategy by the manufacturing company. The truth is that some pairs are only manufactured by order.
List of top 10 best selling, most expensive basketball shoes in the world 2016-2017:
10. Nike Air Force One – $2500
This shoe is a product of the Nike shoe company. The shoe was made for LeBron Jame in 2004 ESPY Awards just before it was introduced into the public market in 2005. The prizes of some of this shoes are hiked because of their association with famous basketball players and big company names. Since they are pricey, they are rarely found in regular shops but are sold by either special dealers or in auctions. The quality of these shoes is superb. With the company only producing 12 such pairs a substantial amount of attention to detail was incorporated into their production.
9. Air Jordan XI – $2700
Some of the features that are associated with this particular pair are carbon fiber plates and cordura nylon. They were designed to be light and have a good torque. The Air Jordan XI were introduced to the market in 1995 to be used in the NBA and they were a big deal then and still are. This professional pair is much cheaper compared to most of the other Jordan basketball shoes. From the reviews it will suffice to conclude that the Jordan ‘kicks’ are one of the most comfortable and best selling basketball shoes 2016-2017 one can ever lay their hands on.
8. Adidas Golden KB8 – $3000
Adidas Golden KB8 were produced for Kobe Bryant to use in a Slam Dunk competition in 1998 and their price at the time was $3,000 a pair. Being a competition made for the great, this particular ‘kicks’ were made for the one and only all-time Kobe Bryant. He continued to make appearances in the NBA in this shoes until they were named KB (initials for his name) and 8(to represent his jersey number); KB8. In 2004, the shoes were renamed Crazy 8 when Kobe Bryant changed to Nike. A limited number of pairs was made and only sold in auctions. This joggers colors are well blended to give it the sophisticated look that it deserves.
7. Air Jordan V – $10,000
The strap and the rubber sole are some of the features that make this basketball jogger stand out. Being the first model of comfortable joggers with sported lace lock it had to be worn by one of the greatest. They were worn by Michael Jordan in a match and the special version has the digits ‘23’ at the back. This joggers have never seen the inside of a shop and the price of a single pair is $ 10,000.
6. Nike Air Mag – $12,000
Just by looking at them you can tell that the Nike Air Mag are no ordinary shoes. They not only claimed their position in the top ten most expensive, best selling basketball shoes in the world 2016-2017, but they have also earned their respect on the media. They were worn by Michael J Fox in the movies ‘Back to the future’. Whereas Fox is not an NBA player, due to his popularity and the high quality of the shoe, their prices skyrocketed. While their performance on the court is inconclusive, they are most definitely one of the great looking basketball joggers ever made.
5. Air Jordan I – $25,000
The Air Jordan I are claimed to be not only the most scares but also the most stylish basketball joggers ever made. They were designed by Tinker Hatfield. It should also be noted that all editions signed by Michael Jordan are permanent and water resistant. Although the boots were suspended from NBA since they did not meet NBA’s guide a pair still goes for a staggering $25,000.
4. Nike Air Zoom Kobe – $30,000
The Nike Company decided to make 25 pairs of these shoes as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. Since they were signed by a player these shoes have grown to be famous worldwide. With 10% of the sale going to charity, the value of the shoe stands at $30,000.
3. Air Jordan VI – $35,000
Claimed to be the best selling basketball shoe in the world 2016-2017 it is hard to tell why it is not the most expensive. Maybe we will discover as we continue to explore. The shoes heels are specially designed to protect the players from damage to the Achilles’ tendon. They have incorporated other features in the shoe to increase comfort and enhance performance. During a past Bulls championship against the Lakers, Jordan used this joggers. Bulls won.
2. Air Jordan III – $50,000
This joggers were displayed for the first time in the market in 1998. In term of leather joggers, they are the best in the world. They offer both comfort and style. Designed by Peter Moore this joggers were sold for $50,000 and only sold at auction. They are the best quality leather basketball joggers ever!
1. Reebok Question – $65,000
Comfort; check. Style; check. Class; check. We could go on and on but make no mistake, there is a reason it is the most expensive basketball jogger in the world. It is not just because it 246 diamonds on the laces but it is also because it is the best selling and most expensive basketball shoe in the world in 2016-2017.
All the shoes named above are awesome, most expensive and best selling basketball shoes 2016-2017. Some of the differences in their designs are due to different taste and preferences. Should you win a jackpot any time soon, there is most definitely a pair for you.