Part of the holy grail for professional athletes in addition to a championship, is being awarded their own signature shoe. Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and more all have shoes out in the market. But whose shoe is making the most impact with consumers?
Forbes complied a list of the top signature shoe sales for 2014.
Signature Shoe Sales 2014
LeBron James: $340 million (Nike) – That’s twice the amount of the number two on the list
Kevin Durant: $195 million (Nike)- KD 7’s were a big hit with women because of the expanded colors
Kobe Bryant: $105 million (Nike) – Black Mamba times FlyKnit technology
Chris Paul: $32 million (Nike/Jordan)
Derrick Rose: $32 million (Adidas)
Carmelo Anthony: $30 million (Nike/Jordan)
John Wall: $8 million (Adidas)
Dwight Howard: $1.5 million (Adidas) – Big men never sell a lot of shoes
Up and Comers
Kyrie Irving: $7 million (Nike). Shoe released in Dec.
Damian Lillard: $1.8 million (Adidas). Shoe released in Jan.
Both Kobe and LeBron’s shoes have crossed into the $200 pricetag.