Nike is the largest sports brand in the world, worth over thirty-four-billion dollars, and it's not hard to see why. They literally have sneakers for every occasion, and people clearly can't get enough.
But when Nike's limited-edition range gets thrown into the mix, people are willing to spend thousands just for the privilege of owning them.
You'd assume that anyone willing to pay top dollar for these, would make sure they're investing in an equally efficient cleaning service for them, but that wasn't the case for one man in China, and the result will leave you squirming.
Nike is known for more than just it's footwear nowadays.
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Using influential athletes, Nike is determined to motivate its fans to follow their dreams.And we're all here for it.
But they also have some pretty awesome footwear too...I mean, as mainstream as these trainers may be, they're actually very stylish and comfortable. If I were you, I'd definitely invest in a pair. Let's have a look at the most popular pair right now.
Introducing "Nike Air Max 97 Premium."
via: NikeIf you haven't seen a pair of these yet, you probably reside under a rock. Everyone that considers themselves "trendy" owns a pair of these. This colorway is one of the more popular ones, so if you want to get your hands on a pair, you might have to wait until they're re-stocked.
They're available in a range of different colors if pink isn't really your thing.
via: NikeNike has a range of colors to match every single outfit. They've always got your back when it comes to finding the right pair for you.
And these bad boys glow in the dark too!
via: NikeCool, right?
Of course, you've heard of these...
via: NikeThe "Air Jordan 1 Mid" are a classic. They definitely rule the whole trainer scene.
So you get the gist, right?Of course, they could make some improvements to the system, but we'll always defend Nike and their designs. They're literally the whole package.
Nike shoes have undoubtedly become the ultimate wardrobe staple.
Nike's limited edition range, however, is a completely different ball game, and one that many of us don't have the funds to invest in...
Apparently the Nike 420 Skun limited edition of 420 units will be released only by the Familia skateshop and for th… https://t.co/si4PNJTwnT— Rafflebox13 (@Rafflebox13)1587393159.0
For many out there, collecting every pair of weird and wonderful sneakers isn’t just a hobby – it’s a lifestyle.
Unboxing a Time Capsule of Vintage Running Shoes https://t.co/V9VwPJYQDb— shoezeum (@shoezeum)1577978514.0
Take these for example...
JUST SOLD: A pair of never-worn Nike “Moon shoes,” made for the 1972 US Olympic Trials, sold at @Sothebys for $437,… https://t.co/jC1jEjJkmI— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell)1563908207.0
Sneakers can be an expensive vice.
Dior and [Nike] Jordan Brand's limited edition "Air Dior" collection is confirmed to release at select Dior shops a… https://t.co/fFzpRff0EG— XXII Records (@XXII Records)1583246135.0
So you'd think that people spending this kind of money on sneakers would at least invest in keeping them looking their best.
Went into Nike town to get my Air Max's cleaned today (thanks @jason_markk) :D Saw soooo many buff trainers- all those years without them 😍— LOZZAH'S THOUGHTS. (@LOZZAH'S THOUGHTS.)1427391087.0
And the results speak for themselves...
via: GettyThe shoe cleaner in question has been taken to court over the damages done to the sneakers and is being forced to pay over six hundred times his wage after accidentally defiling his customer's beloved trainers.
Mr. Liu appeared in court on April 22, after Mr. Wei accused him of ruining his limited-edition sneakers.
via: GettyDespite them originally costing just $265, Wei bought the trainers for the equivalent of $5,156 in July 2019.
The Off-White x Air Jordan 1 trainers featured the color scheme of NBA’s Chicago Bulls where Michael Jordan played.
https://t.co/LjsgcmA823 The Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG marked the first time Virgil Abloh, founder of t… https://t.co/IPbr7Nfyry— Cape Kickz (@Cape Kickz)1587393171.0
According to official documents, Liu had taken it upon himself to replace part of one shoe because it was too damaged.Understandably Wei was upset, he demanded Liu pay the full cost of the shoes as compensation, even filing a civil suit against the cleaner after months of negotiating the reimbursement price. Take a look at the damage below...
Liu was willing to pay the retail price of the shoes, but couldn't understand why he would have to pay the extortionate price Wei paid for the shoes.
via: TwitterThe court came to a conclusion, considering not only the retail cost of the shoe but also the inflated market price due to them being limited edition.
The court decided Wei’s losses amounted to $3000, which Liu could pay in installments.
via: TwitterChina's social media site, Weibo has blown up since the case went public. Users just couldn't understand why anyone would pay that price for a pair of sneakers, and then get them cleaned for such a small amount. It really is baffling. Keep scrolling for the sneakers that are quite possibly Nike's craziest collab ever...