By Craig Kwasniewski
Set to release on April 1st at a
Neil and Bob's Steve and Barry's near you, the Starbury 2's. Just like the Starbury One's, they will retail for a stunning $14.98. I've done my share of Starbury One jokes, but the concept of a top NBA player endorsing low-cost shoes is brilliant. Stephon Marbury not only maintains his street cred, but also helps improve his mainstream image. And the kicks continue to fly off the shelves:
Steve & Barry's President Andy Todd told ABC News that the chain sold out two month's inventory in just three days when the sneakers debuted last August. Seven months after the sneakers' debut, Todd said, they continue to sell well.
The 2's look nice, they kinda remind me of the Wade 1.0's (minus the flopping). For $14.98, I'll buy a few pairs, but this time I'll make sure to use insoles. One last thing, couldn't the Starbury people release the shoes on March 31st instead of April 1st just to avoid the expected rash of April Fools jokes from sportstalk radio? Come on!
Anyway, here's a few pics of one of the colorways (check out starbury.com for other versions):
Editor's note: Click here to view the unboxing of the Stabury Two's I bought on April 1st.