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What’s your price ceiling when it comes to buying sneakers? If you’re a Nike fan, you may need to set the bar a little higher -- and if you’re a collector of LeBron James sneakers, prepare for sticker shock. At $270, James’ new shoe, the LeBron X, will be the most expensive in Nike history – and a cool $100 more than its predecessor, the LeBron 9.

The pricey basketball shoes come with the highly touted Nike+ technology that tracks data like vertical leap and distance run. The shoes don’t have an official release date, but enthusiasts have probably already seen a pair on the court: James wore the new shoes during the gold medal game at the 2012 London Olympics.