Xbox/Nike foot protectors fetch $4,000 on eBay marketplace

Xbox foot protectors fetch $4,000 on eBay marketplace

That's a spicy meatball. Jeantastic/eBay

As a reformed sneakerhead, I understand the mentality behind getting the latest gear, but my mind was officially blown after seeing a pair of custom Xbox Nike Dunks sell for $4,000 on eBay this weekend.

Glow in the dark sneakers: toddler tested, fully-grown-man-approved. Jeantastic/eBay

It should be noted that this isn't an official collaboration between the two companies, but rather a special one-off pair made by Sole Junkie, an online company specializing in custom sneakers.

The sneaker is a hi-top version of the popular Nike Dunk basketball shoe, but Sole Junkie snuck fiber optic wiring into the patent leather in the shape of the popular Xbox logo that glows or strobes, powered by a battery sewn into the tongue. The toecap is also custom painted with "Tiger Camouflage" with lime green sneakers to match the laces and accents across the shoe.

The auction for this one-time-only, super collectors edition Dunk officially closed at 6:13 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 15, for an unbelievable $4,000.99. Four-thousand dollars and ninety-nine cents. Although they strike me as a glorified LA Lights, the shoes are certainly well done, but four grand? For that money, I think I'd rather buy an Xbox 360, an HDTV, a set of model paint, and a full semester of art classes instead.

Think they're worth it? Would you pay this much for a set of foot covers? Or are you going to wait for the Nikes sewn together with Dodo bird feathers instead? Check out the slideshow and let me know in the comments.


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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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