Knicks star Stephon Marbury is putting his name behind a pair of $15 basketball shoes that he’s hoping will give underprivileged kids the chance to wear sneaks fit for the pros.
The black high tops drew rave reviews yesterday from the critics who matter most – young hoopsters.
“They’re comfortable,” said Mylique Owens, 13, a seventh-grader from midtown, after he tried on a pair of the sleek kicks at the famed basketball court on W. Fourth St. yesterday. Owens couldn’t believe his ears when told the price of the lightweight sneakers. “Fifteen? Not 5-0? 1-5?” he asked, incredulously. “This shoe could easily go for $70 to a $100.”
Produced in China, the shoes are constructed using the same materials as the other top-end basketball sneakers on the market, said Howard Schacter, chief partnership officer for Steve & Barry’s. [READ MORE]
Gotta love this! Hopefully it can go on sale around the country, so more kids can get them. Thanx for e-mailing this Andre!