5. Nike LeBron X "Crown Jewel"
Basketball shoes simply don't get more advanced than this - at least, not until 2013. The Nike LeBron X in its NIKE+ enhanced guise is at once a spectacular shoe and a high-tech research lab all rolled up into one. The initial price met with shock and outrage from the usual shock-and-outrage crowd, but perhaps they should have held off until they saw what that money was buying.