OtherGround Forums Most you'd pay for athletic sneakers?

8/14/19 9:27 PM
6/26/06
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My running ones can get up to 120ish.  I don't wear Nike but the vaporfly next are 275 bucks and supposedly worth it if you are serious.  Heard one running coach say it might need to be looked into as a performance enhancer that could be banned.  And that was last version.  

 

8/14/19 9:30 PM
9/23/07
Posts: 79393

I have a 400 dollar pair of yeezys on the way.

8/14/19 9:49 PM
7/24/16
Posts: 4991

For excellent running shoes I'd pay $300, possibly more. Anything else I doubt I'd be willing to break $100.

8/14/19 9:52 PM
1/1/01
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I only wear BBB so that's like 1000. 

8/14/19 9:59 PM
2/13/07
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I've paid 130ish 

8/14/19 9:59 PM
10/20/10
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Tree Fiddy

8/14/19 10:04 PM
1/20/08
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hooke -

I've paid 130ish 

Same. Wouldn't pay more

8/14/19 10:21 PM
11/20/12
Posts: 431

$70 for classic KSwiss

8/14/19 10:28 PM
5/29/19
Posts: 9
Girly -

My running ones can get up to 120ish.  I don't wear Nike but the vaporfly next are 275 bucks and supposedly worth it if you are serious.  Heard one running coach say it might need to be looked into as a performance enhancer that could be banned.  And that was last version.  

 

You might also want to look at the hoka carbon x 

the nike shoes biggest knock is that it doesn't let long if you are using it for training. If you use just as a race shoe it will probably do ok. 

Personally for running I would use what works best with your mechanics.

 

8/14/19 10:32 PM
12/10/11
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180 for ultraboost when they first came out.

8/14/19 10:35 PM
5/29/18
Posts: 2512

150 max, but thats rare and usually nike air max of some sort

8/14/19 10:36 PM
5/29/19
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Just got a fresh pair of Voits yesterday. 

8/15/19 12:02 AM
2/5/05
Posts: 48021

I think the most I've paid 

$125 - running shoes 

$150 - approach shoes (hiking) 

$170 - cycling shoes 

$300 - snowboard boots 

thats all I can think of. 

 

8/15/19 12:23 AM
7/12/06
Posts: 609

I've spent over $100 on my work boots. Other than that no more than $75.

8/15/19 7:13 AM
11/21/15
Posts: 3269

I spent $100 on several pairs of running, basketball, and golf shoes.  I would go as high as $120.

Edited: 8/15/19 2:10 PM
8/4/11
Posts: 2857

I just got some yeezys because i never spent that much on shoes before, less you count mephisto matches as athletic shoes, thats more of a walking shoe

8/15/19 2:35 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 113696

$100-$150

I forgot what New Balance models I'm wearing. I have foot/ankle problems and they're the best I've found so far that look like normal shoes.

8/15/19 2:36 PM
11/13/14
Posts: 4464

The best shoe (Hoka) will run you $130.

8/15/19 2:38 PM
11/17/10
Posts: 49475

all my Nikes are from the outlet an dalways under $40, but im not a serious runner or anything

im not opposed to paying top dollar when i need performance from footwear, id never skimp out on footwear quality when it is needed and matters

ill gladly spend $150+ for good trail shoes

Edited: 8/15/19 2:44 PM
4/13/12
Posts: 28056

$700 for ski boots

$150 for running shoes

$75 for oly lifting shoes

$125 forr cycling shoes

$175 for hiking boots

that's all i can think of

recently i've been buying cheaper running shoes just because i go through 2 or 3 pair a year.  definitely less comfortable, but only slightly and i'm only in them for 45 minutes.  i also don't notice a huge drop in performance from my $125 brooks.

8/15/19 2:48 PM
9/10/13
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Doublevision -

180 for ultraboost when they first came out.

I think that's how much mine were too. I've bought more expensive shoes but not sneakers. 

8/15/19 2:57 PM
4/27/15
Posts: 12424

Whatever the price is for the most expensive Altras

8/15/19 3:12 PM
6/8/10
Posts: 15613

Around $200 is the most I've ever paid for tennis shes, $300ish for boots and probably $200 or so for dress shoes. 

8/15/19 5:04 PM
12/29/06
Posts: 14558

I like the Merrell trail glove but after the TG 3 they started mucking about with it. The TG-4 is a different shoe and the TG-5 is total Cr*p!.

They redesigned the last and made it more rectangular and used glue which dissolves in water in their water running shoes, and others I suspect to cut costs. Everyone hates the new designs and says stick with the originals (which you can't find anymore) and the versions from 2016 back.

The TG-3 is about $99.99 but I got mine at Gandermountain in 2016 for $35 on sale, so they are really hiking up the price. Retailers are making $50-$70 a shoe on these I think. If they can sell it on sale for $35-$55, they're getting them in at $30 from the dealer. They weigh about 8.1 oz per shoe.

8/15/19 5:05 PM
2/2/08
Posts: 12166

I begged my mom to buy me the Jordan 13's back in 99.

$120