Check Out This $950 Pair of SNES Themed Air Jordans

Look, a good quality basketball shoe is often overpriced, especially the Air Jordan line. That being said, my last pair of Jordan’s lasted me nearly 7 years before they wore out, much longer than many other pairs of basketball shoes I have had (I’m 30, so the fact I have had many other basketball shoes besides those 7 years is a pretty good testament to the investment). Does that justify the price? Maybe not, but you can typically get a new pair of Jordans for under $300. Not this pair, however.

For $950, you can grab a pair of these custom SNES themed Air Jordans, created by FreakerSNEAKS. This company creates some of the very best custom sneakers on the planet, giving you your own unique flavor. That being said, such a high quality service comes at a high quality price, as this isn’t a mere “coat of paint”. Here’s the full description:

After releasing the European/Japanese Super Nintendo IV’s, it was only right that love was shown for the US version. Featuring lighter greys, with hints of lilac and purple and of course, pressable D-pad and buttons from official SNES controllers. Classic NBA Jam ‘Finals Edition’ tongue tags were added to complete this custom. Limited to ten pairs.

Whoa, pressable buttons? That’s slick. Only 10 pairs will be created and they are supposedly on sale right now. Of course, you could argue the shoes a little out of date given they have Cleveland winning the title… as Golden State just won it this year. But so? They have them available with just the Super Nintendo logo too. Ordering them is… a process, as you have to submit a form and wait for an email reply – but when you’re talking about a premium price like this, you want a that one on one customer service.

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.