Head coach Michael Vick and his staff wear an array of new Nike gear during practice at the Philadelphia Eagles facility.
AP Photo/Ben MargotThe NFL is a big believer in wearing the right shoes, but not everyone has the time or inclination to pay the same price for a new pair of sneakers, according to a new survey.
In a survey of 1,200 NFL coaches, retailers, and endorsers, the survey found that only 13 percent of respondents said they could afford to pay $200 or more for a Nike product.
The survey, commissioned by the NFL Players Association, polled more than 1,000 coaches in the first week of October and found that most coaches are still in the market for a shoe that is comfortable, versatile, and comfortable to wear.
That includes the majority of NFL teams.
In fact, of the top 10 players in the league, just three have said they’d consider paying $200 for a sneaker, according the survey.
So why would many coaches still prefer to buy shoes at a price tag of $200?
Here’s what they say.NFL owners are willing to pay more for new shoesThe survey found there was a clear preference among owners for more durable, comfortable shoes, and it appears owners are in on the action.
When asked whether they’d be willing to spend up to $200 more for the latest Nike shoe, 49 percent of owners responded that they would.
Only 10 percent said they would pay $400 or more.
When it comes to the cost of sneakers for college players, the answer is different.
Just 17 percent of college players surveyed said they were willing to shell out $200, $300, or more to buy a pair.
That’s not surprising given that players typically earn far less than college players in salary, and many are ineligible for scholarships.
The survey also found that college players are willing pay a premium for shoes that are designed for their height.
Only 18 percent of surveyed college players said they’re willing to buy $400 shoes for a taller player, and 28 percent said the same for a shorter player.
College players aren’t as willing to splurge on shoes for college athletesIn the survey, respondents were asked how much they would be willing pay for shoes made for the players on their team, whether they would go to the store and purchase shoes at the lower price point, and how much of their team’s income would be saved by the purchase.
Most of the responses said they wouldn’t spend more than $200 on shoes, which is a number that many players are unwilling to shellout on a pair that costs a few hundred dollars.
The most popular answer was to go to a store and pay $100.
Fifty-six percent of coaches said they think players should be able to spend as much as they want on sneakers, with only a small number saying they wouldn\’t want to spend that much.
The average purchase price for new Nike shoes in the NFL is $190.
When you add up all the costs and expenses associated with the purchase, it can easily add up to more than half a million dollars.
When asked if they’d spend $200-$300 for a single pair of shoes, 71 percent of NBA players said no.
Thirty-six were unsure, and only four said they thought players should spend that amount.
The NFLPA also has a stance against paying players more for shoes.
NFL players don’t get paid as much for their time, so it\’s up to them to make the most of their time and be responsible for paying the right price for shoes, according a statement from NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.