It’s no secret that Nike’s basketball division has been struggling as of late. Signature shoes just haven’t been selling and even the LeBron line has failed to gather any interest. The brand has even resorted to retroing some of their iconic silhouettes, but to no avail. However, the upcoming Nike LeBron 20 Time Machine might just be the saving grace the division needs.
The LeBron 20 Time Machine comes in Barely Green, Multi-Color, and Medium Soft Pink. The Mint knitted upper of this Nike LeBron 20 is accented with double-stacked Swooshes on the lateral and special “XX” lace dubraes and insole branding. The design is completed with a graphic print on the forefoot area of the midsole and a multidirectional rubber outsole. This shoe looks like a throwback to better times for the Nike LeBron line and might just be what they need to get back on track. The clean and simple design is reminiscent of early 2000s Nike sneakers and might resonate with longtime fans of the brand.
The price tag is set at $200, which I think is utterly blasphemous.
Is the Nike LeBron 20 Time Machine really worth the hefty price tag?
The first thing you notice about the LeBron 20 “Time Machine” is the knitted upper. The multi-colored yarns give the sneaker a unique look, there’s no doubt about it. But does this justify the high price tag? In my opinion, no. The knitted materials do not necessitate that much resources to produce. They are not luxurious or innovative, and therefore do not justify such a high price tag. There are plenty of other sneakers on the market that use similar materials but don’t cost nearly as much.
Another thing to consider is the cushioning. The LeBron 20 features Zoom Air in the forefoot and heel, which is pretty standard stuff these days. Again, there are plenty of other sneakers out there that offer similar cushioning for a fraction of the price. So, what does this all mean? It means that you’re paying a lot of money for a relatively average sneaker.
Do I think the Nike LeBron 20 Time Machine sneaker is a bad sneaker? No, I actually think it’s a decent sneaker. However, I do not think it’s worth $200 because of the materials used, it being a low cut sneaker, and because of the standard cushioning used. If you’re a diehard Lebron James fan or are looking for a specific type of low cut sneaker, then maybe this shoe is worth purchasing. But if you’re looking for a quality pair of sneakers that won’t break the bank, I would recommend checking out some other options i.e. the Puma MB.01 or the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 4.
But if you insist on buying the Lebron’s, refer to the details below.
Where To Buy The Nike Lebron 20 Time Machine
- Release Date: 2022-09-29
- Style Code:DJ5423-300
- Color: Barely Green / Medium Soft Pink / Light Bone / Multi Color
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Lebron 20 Time Machine: Resale Value
The chart above gives us a breakdown of the average sale price of the shoe by day since September 22,2022. As you can see, the resale value has rapidly dropped within a 6 day period. It went from $524 down to $268, decreasing at an average of $38 per day. This isn’t a good sign for anyone looking to resell it. At $268, you’re looking at a profit margin of +$32, a 15% mark up ( average). But this might potentially drop by 5% leaving you with a margin below average. So if you’re thinking about capitalizing on this silhouette, I’ll strongly advise you to save your capital for something else.
Is the Lebron 20 Worth The Price?
I already gave you my opinion, but I wanted to get an objective, factual review of the shoe, and what better breakdown to watch than Zach Foot Doctor’s?
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