I don't remember how much the first Air Jordan sneakers cost when they went on sale in 1985. Chris T. had a pair and let me wear them. Sometimes.
These days, Air Jordans cost $180 per pair.
Earlier this year, Stephon Marbury of the New York Knicks partnered with Steve & Barry's University Sportswear to unveil a line of basketball shoes that sell from $9.98 to $14.98.
Marbury has been wearing his Starbury Ones all season long, and so far he has sold more than 3 million pairs. Granted, Marbury's NBA contract is worth $104 million, but this shoe venture is pretty unselfish.
Anyway, how are the Starbury One shoes so cheap?
They are made in China.
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