Starbury, Inc. is an American brand of sneakers and clothing endorsed by CBA player Stephon Marbury, and was marketed by Steve and Barry's. The line was launched in September 2006, as a pair of $14.98 basketball shoes to compete with higher priced products endorsed by celebrity athletes. Stephon Marbury and retail clothing chain Steve & Barry's claim that the products are of the same level of quality as more expensive alternatives. Marbury remembers growing up in Brooklyn, NY, and not being able to afford the latest shoes. Having been inspired by a professor at Georgia Tech, Marbury has for a long time wanted to offer high-quality, inexpensive shoes to future generations of kids and basketball players, so that they would not have his same dilemma. He took this idea to Steve & Barry's, popular for on-campus university & college focused retailing.
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