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The Nike LeBron X “Cork” Will Cost $250, Not $305 As Originally Reported

Submitted by on February 22, 2013 – 10:43 am2 Comments
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Are you planning on trying to get your hands on a pair of Nike LeBron X “Cork” sneakers this weekend? If so, GOOD LUCK. The sneakers have been all the rage for about three months now. And, now that they’re finally hitting stores on Saturday, you can expect long lines if you’re trying to cop a pair. In fact, if you’re just now thinking about buying a pair of these, you’re probably too late. In an effort to try and avoid any problems on Saturday, Foot Locker implemented a new system for selling the LeBron X “Cork” sneaker. Rather than have people camp out all day and night, they handed out tickets on Wednesday and Thursday for a special sweepstakes drawing that they were planning on holding. And, the winners of the sweepstakes were to be notified on Friday whether or not they’d be able to line up to buy a pair of “Cork” sneakers. It’s that serious, folks!

There is a bit of good news with regards to the LeBron X “Cork,” though. Originally, reports had the sneaker selling for upwards of $305. That’s crazy when you consider that even the recent Air Jordan XX8 was sold for “only” $250. But, Foot Locker has announced that the $305 price tag is not what you’ll actually have to pay to get your hands on these. Instead, the LeBron X “Cork” is going to go for $250 in stores. So, if you’re going to pick up a pair on Saturday, you can leave an extra $55 at home when you do so. You’ll only need $250 to buy the “Cork.”

With that in mind, are you going to do whatever it takes to get your hands on these? Something tells us that, in 10 or 20 years, these things are going to be super valuable. They are, after all, a sneaker designed to commemorate the first NBA championship won by LeBron James. But, does that mean that you’re going to pay $250 in stores—or waaaaaaay more on eBay—to get your hands on these? Let us know in the comments section. It should be interesting to see how quickly these things sell out on Saturday.

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