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Lonzo Ball introduces new shoe retailed at an absurd amount of money

It turns out Lonzo Ball didn’t need Nike or Adidas or Under Armour after all.

The former UCLA star and soon-to-be NBA lottery pick introduced his first signature shoe — the ZO2 — on Thursday and it’s a pretty good look for fast food employees, referees, security guards and mailmen.

Have a look:

Sneaker aficionados will see a blatant ripoff of Kobes and Adidas Boost technology, but that’s not the craziest part about them. The craziest part is the cost. Big Baller Brand is asking for an INSANE $495 per pair for the shoe.

FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS! GTFO!

Let’s hear your thoughts. I know you got ’em…

 

UPDATE!

 

Big Baller Brand wants $220 for its ZO2 sandal.

I’d pay $220 to get a live look inside the Nike offices right now.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

37 Comments for Lonzo Ball introduces new shoe retailed at an absurd amount of money



  1. myhandd
    4:10 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Are Fox shoes worth $1000?



  2. Mathlete
    4:11 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    $495 is a small price to pay for a piece of history, Lonzo is going to be the greatest point guard in history (whose last name is Ball… until his youngest brother gets to the NBA)



  3. Booby Petrino
    4:11 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Those look as good as his face. I’m sorry, that was mean. I’m a terrible person.



  4. Catcasey1
    4:12 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Wtf



    • dballrb
      11:16 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

      The first 450$ goes toward your co-pay,MRI at the E.R.



  5. meeksfor3
    4:13 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I would pay $500 to never hear the name Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Lavar Ball and Baby Ball again.



  6. theWilkman
    4:13 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    They are designed to help facilitate a fake limp after you get your ass handed to you on the court



  7. jkell
    4:14 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    First the shoes are hideous, and the family is nuts. I hope his draft stocks falls so far he’s barely in the first round​. It would serve them right. His father is straight greedy and needs to told to just shut up.



  8. kentuckycat15
    4:14 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I invite you to read the grammatical errors throughout the shoe’s description. Maybe they should use some of that money to hire Drew to do the writing.



  9. CarltonBanks
    4:19 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Those $495 shoes are for peasants. Starting November 24, 2017, I will ONLY wear ZO2: WET ‘THE AUTOGRAPH’ by Lonzo Ball. At a mere $995, they are a no-brainer. I hope you are all smart enough to join me. Welcome to the future.



  10. ClutchCargo
    4:26 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I think I’ll wait and buy a pair at T.J. Maxx for $10 in a couple of weeks.



    • dballrb
      11:18 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

      TJ Maxx is toTop Shelf for those things..Goodwill-$3.99



  11. Bluebloodtoo
    4:30 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    So they’ve targeted the upper class market with a sylish tennis shoe? I can totally see my CEO cruising the office in those kicks. They’ll look great with his black dress pants and yellow shirt. I’m guessing that high price is because they didn’t have the money to pay their development costs and don’t forecast high enough sales to get a business loan. That’s assuming they actually have a business plan….



  12. jaws2
    4:35 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    They’ll sell these for the same reason $200 ‘basketball’ shoes are sold; Americans are stupid!



  13. Realme
    4:36 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    There will be some idiots that buy this garbage, because some people like to spend way too much on things so they can feel important and impress the rest of us.



  14. Sentient Third Eye
    4:45 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    An overpriced shoe sold with no major company to distribute it and endorsed by a non-household name?

    What could possibly go wrong?



  15. devotedsoles528
    4:47 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Guess LaVar Ball doesn’t know much about copyright laws. He will have a cease and desist served to him from Nike, and Adidas before EOB today. Blatant rip off of boost technology on outside, and total ripoff of a Nike Kobe shoe design. This guy is a joke



  16. mikeintn
    4:48 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I wouldn’t be interested in them if they gave me a 475 dollar coupon.



  17. timbo
    4:50 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    See?!?! The dad’s not the only nut, he just doesn’t have to woo NBA execs. The kids will be just as nutty after signing with some gosh-awful franchise (get out of LA, Julius!). Big Blowhard Brand wants $40 for the KID-size Hanes T-shirts screen printed with three tiny B’s in his living room! You can’t pretend to be this nuts, you ARE this nuts.



  18. bigtaters6957
    4:59 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    That design looks like the Payless version of the Nike Kobe 8’s



  19. 72uksprinter
    5:41 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Drew,
    You had me at GTFO!



  20. Double 00 Tony Delk
    5:42 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Please stop giving this clown free publicity



  21. LAMAR003
    5:45 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    They’ll be discounted and have nice fashionable velcro straps instead of shoe laces by the And1 shoes at Walmart after next season.



  22. Luether
    5:53 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    The Balls are greedy [email protected]??? Must be Democrats…



  23. chris43
    6:08 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    FUGLY! 😂



  24. ZRZynda
    6:14 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Pre-ordered both ✔️ 🔥🔥🔥



  25. Big DAWG Loggin
    6:30 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Greedy bastiges.



  26. dballrb
    11:14 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Those are an high ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis,and torn MCL just waiting to happen when the heel and arch blow out 2nd trip down the floor.



  27. plumloopy
    11:20 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah, I can see whatever team drafts Lonzo saying, “You’re not wearing that crap. Don’t even wear it in your off time, much less playing basketball.”



  28. dballrb
    11:28 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Oh,man I could run with this topic,but I’m not gonna!!!



  29. dballrb
    11:29 pm May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Those are 🐃💨💥



  30. Bboy
    6:47 am May 5, 2017 Permalink

    LA gear and pony were fighting over the rights



  31. kfwa
    9:23 am May 5, 2017 Permalink

    I heard he planned on debuting them at the Fyre Festival.