This Sneaker Would've Never Hit Outlets For This Price in 2012

G-Roc

Things change with time because this shoe would be long gone.

If you were connected to sneaker culture in 2012, you remember how sought after the Nike KD 4 was. Thanks to the hype of Nerf and Weatherman colorways, the KD 4 was one of the hottest shoes of 2012.

I refuse to give all the credit to hype because the $95 retail price and design also played a huge role in the shoe's success. As we all know, the KD 4 is still the best KD model to date. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

With all that in mind, it's crazy to see the KD 4 hit the outlet in 2018 for $79.97. Personally, I don't recall ever seeing a pair of KD 4s at the outlet back when they dropped. I don't even remember seeing a pair on sale.

A lot of that had to do with the retail price and demand. I know 2012 was years ago, but it's still weird seeing a shoe with so much respect make a surprising return, only to hit outlets.

I'm aware this has a lot to do with the colorway, but it's still odd to me. It's definitely a new day. In the event you had your eyes on this Battle Tested KD 4 Retro - heads up and happy hunting!

Would you cop for this price, and how many KD 4s do you own?

This Sneaker Would've Never Hit Outlets For This Price in 2012

Source: Outlet Hunters

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C Brown
C Brown

How quickly we forget.....In 2012 the JB hype was pretty much at the presipest....we were not really in raffle mode yet...and Bots (thanks Nike Destroyer..lol) was just about to get going....At that time KD'4's (with the exception of the Nerfs, Gold Medals, and All Star's) wasnt really on cats radar.....I mean I grabbed the CreamSicles (aka the Knicks) for $60 at my outlet....N7's was retail....Like a year later we all saw how TERRIBLE the 5's were and the hype got real for the 4's...but before that...wasnt that hard....plus at $90 or $95 shit why not???

G-Roc
G-Roc

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Has anyone seen this shoe at their outlet(s)?