From athletes to fashionistas, there are a ton of sneakerheads out there. So many loyal sneaker fans that there are sneaker conventions, hyped releases of new models and entire news outlets dedicated to following the latest goings on in the world of sports shoes. If you still don’t understand how crazy people are about their sneakers, realize that people were trampled midnight sales releases and others fought shirtless in stores, all for the privilege of buying shoes that cost close to $200.
While most of us won’t go that far, it’s safe to say that tons of us have a passion for this multipurpose footwear. We can all admit to paying more than we probably should for sneakers at one time (or frequently—but who’s judging). When you find your perfect fit, or look, or the ultimate impeccable combination, who wouldn’t splurge?
The question then becomes how much is too much?
If you’re looking to score some game-worn kicks from the feet of Kobe Bryant or Lebron James, you’ll be spending anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 and in some cases even more. While those are hefty prices for a pair of shoes the novelty is inherent.
The price is also steep for the Nike Air Mags released in 2011. They run at about $8,000 on Ebay right now but were not included in our list because they were made to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. An argument can be made that no amount of money is an absurd amount when it is being spent for anothers benefit, so the Air Mags were cut from the slideshow.
What puzzled us, though, is how the sellers of the shoes in our slideshow charge as much as they do.
We haven’t included any shoes worn by NBA stars or that were encrusted with actual diamonds—and they’re out there. We wanted to put together a sampling of the most absurd sneakers you can actually buy right now. If your current predicament is that you have too much money and can’t spend it fast enough, look no further.
We have 14 ways you can lighten your wallet, check out these absurdly expensive sneakers.