Seriously Serena Williams looked amazing at her appearance the other night on Letterman. She deserves to look pretty before the US Open starts on Sunday and she has to spend her days sweaty. If you were curious her shoes are Christian Louboutins that cost $4,000. It pays to be good.
Nike is releasing a new LeBron James shoe, LeBron X, the newest from the most expensive shoe line ever. Already Nike had released the LeBron South Beach 9 which began retailing at $250. The LeBron X is expected to retail at $315 making the Southbeach shoe look more like a bargain. So what could possibly make a shoe worth over $300? Aside from the fact that LeBron wore them while winning Gold at the Olympics this summer, which let’s face it he probably could have done wearing Jordon’s from the 90′s.
The LeBron X is not just a shoe but a vertical leap tracker. Yes it is equipped with Nike+ motion sensors that can track your jumping. Aside from professional basketball players I can’t see why you would need this. It has all the same perks shoe construction perks of a normal LeBron 9 shoe. Oh yeah and the sole lights up so you can match little kids with their light-up sneakers. I have always wondered if adults could pull off light up shoes.
You better move quickly because Nike is only going to make 50,000 of these shoes. For those of you who are pinching pennies you can pick up a pair minus the vertical leap technology for $180.
It is really tough being an Olympic athlete of sports that people only care about every four years. Whenever I see an athlete crying because they came in second or didn’t qualify, I think they just lost a lot of money. I mean don’t get me wrong I am sure part of their tears comes from pride but I think for the most part it is the pressure to earn big bucks. These athletes only get one chance every four years to earn your attention. And losing by fractions of a second can cost them millions.
Take for example the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. He has secured his place in history along side Carl Lewis as an Olympian who has consecutively won the 100-meter race. Not only that but he has likely increased his annual earning to around $20 million. Bolt and his signature “lightning bolt” pose will be racking in the dough from sponsors like Puma and Visa. The Olympics are the kind of international exposure that smaller sports companies like Puma dream of. And with NBC(despite its lack of “live” coverage) pulling in top numbers from US audiences, Bolt can be assured to get the exposure he needs.
So basically Olympics competitions have become the ultimate in reality television with everyone vying for their time in the sun. I mean just looks at fellow Jamaican runner Yohan Blake who had previously beaten Bolt in trails. While the other athletes were claim and collected at the block, he was dancing. Why? Because Blake knows if you can’t beat Bolt you can at least still a little of his fame.
The media seems to be pretty upset that swimmer Michael Phelps is only doing 7 events at the London Olympics. At the Beijing Olympics Phelps swam 8 events and won 8 gold medals. And the media was salivating at the chance for a repeat. Today Phelps dropped the 200 freestyle from his list. That means he will have four individual races and 3 relay races.
My message to the media is don’t worry about what Phelps is doing and focus on our favorite Ryan Lochte. Okay so Phelps has beat Lochte in three consecutive head-to-head finals so far. That doesn’t matter because what is really important is that Lochte is hotter and more interesting.
Lochte owns over 130 pairs of shoes. Now that is a man I want to hear more about. It is pretty amazing that he has shoe contract and he is a swimmer.
I am totally in love with this website Herstar. They have sports themed pumps. And I have to say I’m not a Oklahoma City Thunder fan but I definitely feeling these shoes. The site has special edition pumps for the final four teams, which makes me even madder that the Lakers couldn’t make it that far. They still have Lakers pumps but not as bedazzled. I think as a girl it is hard to express your fandom without looking like a boy so I’m all for some sports themed pumps. You can pick a special edition pair for $274.99 (so just slightly more than the LeBron South Beach shoes but at least these sparkle).
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In case you didn’t mark you calendars for this- the LeBron South Beach 9 shoe was released today. Yes the shoe I am still claiming seems a little
girly metro for men has finally been released. I guess if Dwayne Wade is going to sport hot pink pants than LeBron James can released a shoe with pink laces. If you are not broke after spending $250 on the shoes than you can also buy the matching t-shirt that says, “I keep the heat on my feet.”
In honor of this very reasonably priced shoe I have made a list of things you could have bought with the $250.
1. 2 tickets to actually watch the Heat/Celtics play. Depending on your seats you could also through in some popcorn and beer.
2. A plane ticket to South Beach.
3. 2 and half pairs of Lebron 9 regular edition shoes.
4. A bluray player.
5. 2 Xbox Kinects.
I wonder if these shoes cost more because they have the word elite in the title. Can I charge more for stuff if I just call them elite?