Buying expensive sneakers/trainers. Is it even worth it?

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Jun 28, 2013
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Someone I know is into sneaker reselling. Some of the prices for sneakers are ridiculous. Some can be sold for 10x-20x the retail price. I find that absolutely staggering. The reason I find it baffling is because footwear, especially sneakers, can be easily dirtied and damaged. Would you personally feel confident walking around outside with £1000 ($1500+) sneakers on your feet?
 
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That's entirely up to you. I don't find a ps5 to be worth it. If someone else finds it to bring some return in joy or utility upon what vs what that amount of money means to them, then it is worth it to them. This forum has a thread on watches. I couldn't begin to imagine why I should give a fuck about those, but it is worth it to plenty of people. Same for super expensive kicks.
 
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I bought the Manny Pacquiao trainer from Nike.

It lost its cushioning. It’s red and black and it was the one where Pacquiao beat Hatton in under 6 minutes. That was years ago.

It’s brand new since I only trained with them inside of a gym and didn’t go outside.
 
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I never spend more than $50 U.S. now for sneakers. The only exception to that being when I was really into running and bought good trainers designed for long distance running. Back in the 70's I was paying damn near $100 a pair for running shoes and going through 2-3 pair a year.

And Fuck Nike. Those woke fuckers will never see another penny of my money.
 
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Someone I know is into sneaker reselling. Some of the prices for sneakers are ridiculous. Some can be sold for 10x-20x the retail price. I find that absolutely staggering. The reason I find it baffling is because footwear, especially sneakers, can be easily dirtied and damaged. Would you personally feel confident walking around outside with £1000 ($1500+) sneakers on your feet?

I will occasionally watch "Pawn Stars" and I remember one episode where Chum Lee, the Village Idiot of the show talked Rick into looking at a shoe collection that was all tennis shoes. The guy had thousands of pairs and some of the "rarest" ones he had were in the $1,500-3,000 range======FOR FUCKING TENNIS SHOES.

He was asking over a million dollars for the complete collection--------------------------------Rick passed and Chum was disappointed......
 
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Johnstown

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I never spend more than $50 U.S. now for sneakers. The only exception to that being when I was really into running and bought good trainers designed for long distance running. Back in the 70's I was paying damn near $100 a pair for running shoes and going through 2-3 pair a year.

And Fuck Nike. Those woke fuckers will never see another penny of my money.
I doubt Nike is sweating the loss of the 60+ white guy demo.
 
May 22, 2013
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I wouldn't be spending $1000 dollars on a pair of sneakers.

Majority of the time the ones I do get are around $100 to $150 AUD.
I got a pair of running/gym shoes for xmas that are about $260. Most expensive pair of shoes I've ever had.

I am looking to get my hands on a couple pairs of Yeezy's though.
From a small amount of research I've done, if I can get them close enough to retail price it's going to cost me around $400 each. Though I have seen them consistently reselling down under for around $800+... So for a total of $800 spent, If I can get them I can theoretically keep a pair for myself and resell the other to cover the cost of buying both.
 
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I never spend more than $50 U.S. now for sneakers. The only exception to that being when I was really into running and bought good trainers designed for long distance running. Back in the 70's I was paying damn near $100 a pair for running shoes and going through 2-3 pair a year.

And Fuck Nike. Those woke fuckers will never see another penny of my money.
Tbh you should be worrying about what brand of adult diapers you should be wearing instead of shoes
 
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Jack

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I can't think of a pair of really expensive trainers which look nice anyway. Whether it's brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Yeezy's or whatever, they just always look ugly. I don't think you can go wrong with Adidas Originals for trainers/sneakers, things like suede Gazelle or whatever. Things like Converse are nice too, just a simple, classic design.
 
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Johnstown

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Tbh you should be worrying about what brand of adult diapers you should be wearing instead of shoes
Ouch!!!!!


That was a bit cruel....

But yeah gumbo does seem like when the type of old white dude who seethed with rage when he saw Colin take a knee.


Lol
 
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Ouch!!!!!


That was a bit cruel....

But yeah gumbo does seem like when the type of old white dude who seethed with rage when he saw Colin take a knee.


Lol
And just what's that got to do with incontinence???? Yeah, I have no respect for anyone who bends a knee when the National Anthem is being played, and I'm not alone in that sentiment.


But you know what-------thousands of young men died on this day on the beaches of Normandy and many more thousands have died since then to preserve the right of our freedoms, with one being freedom of speech. So, yes, the knee benders have that right, but I, and many others don't have to agree with it.
 
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