The Economy Must BE Goooooood,

United States
March 2, 2012 6:26am CST
because on the news the other night I saw a riot in a mall over $200 tennis shoes! That's right, Niki came out with special tennis shoes with limited distribution, priced at $200 a pair. Lines were huge waiting for a chance to buy them, with many people wanting several pairs, or waiting in line for someone else who wanted to buy as many as possible. Why? Because online they can resell them for up to $4500 a pair! Are you flat kidding me? With all the griping about the economy, there are people paying $4500 for a pair of glittery tennis shoes????? Whatever happened to a good case of common sense? I know everyone willing to pay this ridiculous amount is not limited to the wealthy; these are, in large part, people who might not be able to put a meal on the table if they shell out this kind of money for shoes! The riot got so bad, and Niki feared they would spread, so they took the shoes out of the stores. Or, maybe they decided to make the $4500 a pair. Why settle for a measly $200 when, as one entertainer once said, "There is a fool born every minute." Would you put out this kind of money for a pair of sneakers? If so, why?
9 responses
• Lenox, Georgia
2 Mar 12
Holy geez! People are crazy. I wish I had THOSE kind of money problems, lol. I have never spent more than $20 for ANY shoes! I find the cheapest pair possible that I like and go with it. I have no need for expensive shoes, I have no one to impress... I would never spend $200 on shoes and I darn sure do not have $4500 to waste and if I did have that kind of money to waste I would go on vacation, not buy shoes!!! Lol. Absolutely ridiculous!
• United States
2 Mar 12
I might balk at even a vacation. More than likely I'd try to fix up something in the house like new flooring or painting. More than likely even after that, I'd still have a few dollars for shoes. If I want super brand names for shoes, I check out the better second hand stores. It's amazing what I've found there. Hugs, Maggie
• Lenox, Georgia
3 Mar 12
I have never been on a vacation so it sounds kinda nice. I don't have a house right now so I don't have that to think about...
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I know things like that is crazy. I don't see how they have the money to spend $200 for a pair of shoes. I don't see how they can riot for shoes. It's just so crazy. My shoes are really cheap and I prefer to keep it that way. It would be nice though to be the people behind the shoes. Now the economy is really good for them. Rioting though is serious. People can get really hurt. It's not worth it for me.
• United States
2 Mar 12
Rioting for the chance to vote? Maybe. Voting because there isn't enough food in the stores? Yes, I can see that. Rioting over a pair of glittery shoes? Puhlese, my life is worth too much to waste on such foolishness. Hugs, Maggie
• United States
6 Mar 12
I agree with you life is too precious to get injured or killed over something like that. They all should have just called it a night and went home. When they saw how many people were in front of them, that should have been that.But no that would have been to responsible and mature.
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
3 Mar 12
Hello, mysticmaggie. I live about 1 mile from the NIKE world campus, here in Beaverton, Oregon. I never liked their shoes before I moved here, and nothing will get me to pay $200 for a pair. But, that is classic lunacy. I tell you, I am happy with my K-Mart brand shoes for $25 and will continue to go to either Walmart or K-mart for them. A fool born every minute...that is so true. I just hope I could resell my K-mart shoes online for $200. That would be great. :) Hope that you have a great day. :)
• United States
3 Mar 12
I would never buy a sneaker for $200.00's. I work hard for my money and I don't want to give my hard earn money for sneakers that's crazy. That is far to much money. I try to spend wisely as I am not rich.
• United States
3 Mar 12
You may not be rich, but you are very smart. Thank you for joining the conversation. Hugs, Maggie
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
Nope! That is costly if I will buy a pair of shoes at $4500. I am not that stupid enough to do so. There are a lot of shoes which can be better and have good quality in the market. Such kind of buying are only for those elite people who doesn't have anything to do with their money. But still, if I am wealthy enough not knowing what to do with a lot of money, I will still not buy a pair of shoes for that kind of price. But I can say that I can definitely go after the $200 price tag too.
• United States
3 Mar 12
No, the buying is not strictly for the wealthy. There are kids, who might have to go to bed hungry because they've found enough money for the shoes (at $200) and decided to buy a status symbol (the shoe) instead of food. There are also the parents that don't have enough sense to say "NO" to their children when it comes to stuff like these Nike's. Hugs, Maggie
• China
2 Mar 12
it's cazy. $200 tennis shoes?if i need tennis shoes just buy foe me right.
• United States
3 Mar 12
Yes, liyuan5665, it is crazy to spend so much for a pair of tennis shoes, but crazy seems to be what's happening all over the world. Hugs, Maggie
• Canada
2 Mar 12
Never would I ever buy a pair of sneakers at a price like that. That's crazy. I would spend a little more money on a nice pair of classy shoes, or boots but running shoes not a chance. Did you buy a pair?
• United States
2 Mar 12
No way. You wouldn't catch me buying something just because everyone else does. I prefer what looks good instead of what's in style this particular second. lol Hugs, Maggie
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
2 Mar 12
you are right, people have seem to have lost their common sense because of greed. that is all it is.
@maezee (34546)
• United States
2 Mar 12
Ha ha, no way would I ever dole out that much money for a pair of shoes. I have before, I've spent $180 a few years back on a pair of Uggs because I really wanted some. Having them now, I still can't believe I paid THAT much for them. I don't think ANY shoes are worth that much, not even if they are 'high design'. You could find a good pair of tennis shoes for $30, why not put that extra $170 to something a little more productive?
• United States
2 Mar 12
At least if you bought them for $200 and could resell them for thousands, it would make a little sense, but the folks paying the thousands? They have to be out of their minds. lol Hugs, Maggie