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Lil' Ballers: Luxury Kids' Shoes Are Officially A Thing

Posted by Ross Dwyer at

 

Luxury. 

It's the only word that can be used to describe Don C's collaborations with Jordan Brand on their iconic Jordan II through his Just Don label. Quilted leather, premium detailing, and a refined aesthetic have made all three of Don's collaborative releases a great success.

The most recent of the three releases, the "Arctic Orange" II's just hit shelves this weekend ... and sold out faster than you can say "premium Italian leather". This isn't any different from the previous Just Don releases, the "Bright Blue" and the "Beach" colorways, but what IS different is that they were available in grade school, preschool, and infant sizes (men's sizes will be dropping soon).

And the prices were steep. The grade school sizes retailed at $350, the pre-school sizes were $250, and the infant's sizes were $150 (a whopping amount for a shoe your tike will grow out of in a matter of months). That's a solid chunk of change for any shoe, let alone a grade school sneaker.

This isn't the first time we've seen a steep retail price tag on a kid's sneaker in 2017 either. The infant Yeezy 350 Boost V2's retailed at $140 when they dropped in the "Core Black" and "Cream" colorways (and last year's infant V1's were not cheap either, retailing at $130). Sneakerheads around the world made somewhat of a stink ... and then copped them anyway because they were dope (come on, who wouldn't wanna outfit their tyke in some fly-ass Yeezys? 

So it's time to admit it: luxury kids' shoes are really, truly a thing. The same heat pairs that are available to adults are now available to young children ... and they're spendy too. Only time will tell if luxury kids shoes will have the staying power and the collectability that the men's pairs do, but at least for the time being, the kids will be able to get just as fresh as their steezy parents. 

 

What do you think of luxury kids' shoes like the "Arctic Orange" Just Don II's and the Yeezy 350 V2's? Are you a fan, or do you think it's a little overboard? Hit us up and let us know on Twitter, check our Facebook page for updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire pictures you can handle.

 


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