SHOE BUYERS NOT TAKING A PASS ON BALL HOG’S SNEAKS: The phenomenon of Stephon Marbury’s “Starbury” shoes continues. NEWSDAY reports that the shoes are the hottest sneaker on the market, and have been selling out in stores.
Steve & Barry’s President Andy Todd: “That’s been our only problem. They’re sold out, coast to coast. We wish we had more product. The shoes have held up well, but the supply hasn’t. Customers are buying them too fast.”
HBO’s “Real Sports” this week also had Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, who wore a pair of Starbury Ones at a recent game against the Knicks in New York, saying the shoe was “one of the most ingenious business moves ever. It’s rare that somebody takes the initiative and takes on a business that not only might be profitable, but can change culture.“