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Reports: Nike’s LeBron X Sneakers To Cost $315 A Pair

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: LeBron James #6 of the United States reacts during the Men's Basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: LeBron James #6 of the United States reacts during the Men’s Basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – What would you buy with $315?

How about a pair of Nike’s new LeBron X sneakers?

The new sneakers, named for basketball star LeBron James, are expected to be released later this year with a possible price tag of more than $300, according to published reports.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

James apparently wore a version of the sneakers at the Olympics during Team USA’s gold medal winning game against Spain.

The kicks will be equipped with motion sensors measuring vertical leap and running distance. A lo-tech version of the shoe is expected to cost about $180.

The LeBron X is inspired by the diamond — both aesthetically and metaphorically — and will have Nike’s Flywire technology, Hyperfuse construction, Nike Plus functionality and the first full-length visible Zoom Air unit, according to NikeBlog.com.

If the $315 price tag sticks, that would make the LeBron X Nike’s most expensive shoe to date.

Some New Yorkers found the cost absurd.

“I wouldn’t pay more than $40 for a pair of sneakers; if they’re comfortable, they fit, they look good there’s no reason to pay anything ridiculous like that,” one man said.

“Do you need a mortgage to buy that?” another man said.

Others however said the sneakers are worth it.

The company has yet to set a price for the shoe.

Would you spend more than $300 on a pair of sneakers? Let us know below…