So you didn’t jump on the opportunity to snap up the latest Brand Nike or Jordan release. Maybe you were cash-strapped, had a family emergency or were too booked for the line at Foot Locker Inc. or Finish Line Inc. on release weekend.
Even at Footwear News, devoted shoe lovers that we are, we have to admit there’s been a few occasions when we’ve missed the opportunity to grab a new or limited-edition pair.
But if you’re a sneakerhead who is absolutely committed to keeping your collection up to par, a missed opportunity to nab that edition could cost you a pretty penny later.
Campless, the self-proclaimed sneakerhead data company, analyzes more than 13 million eBay auctions to provide a range of statistics about sneakers. According to the website’s tally, the resale premium for some sneakers could be as much as 4,000 percent more than the original price.
Ouch! Talk about a hit to your pocketbook.
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Still, we’d reckon that a few diehard sneakerheads would rather have their pockets front the tab than let their egos take the loss.
Whether you’re a sneaker-lover and must know just how much some of the most sought-after kicks will cost you, or if you’re just strolling by FN and are curious about how much people are willing to pay for the love of shoes, you’re in the right place.
Read on for 10 sneakers with the highest resale markups right now.
Coming in at No. 1 is the Jordan 1 OG Bred (1985) at a 4,075 percent retail markup: $2,715, versus the original price of $65. The No. 2 spot is held by the Jordan 2 Retro Eminem (The Way I Am), marked up 3,285 percent, to $3,723, from its original $110.
These bad boys from Nike land at Nos. 3 and 4: The Nike Dunk SB Low Staple NYC Pigeon carries a 2,729 percent premium, at $5,657, from the original price of $200, while the Nike Roshe Run is marked up 2,567 percent, to $2,000, from $75.
At Nos. 5 and 6 are the Jordan 4 OG White Cement (1989), ramped up 1,994 percent, to $2,303, from its initial selling price of $110, and the Air Max 1 Kid Robot (2005), with a resell premium of 1,844 percent, to $2915, from $150.
Landing at Nos. 7 and 8 are two diverse pairs: the Jordan 10 Retro Drake OVO in white (also available in black), with a 1,700 percent resell premium, going for $4,050 on eBay, compared with its original retail price of $226, and the colorful KD IV Nerf , reselling for $2,132 — 1,606 percent higher than its original retail price of $125.
At Nos. 9 and 10 are the Air Yeezy Red October, with a resell premium of 1,512 percent, bringing its eBay asking price up to$4,030 from the original price of $250, and the Jordan 5 Retro Quai 54 Friends and Family, marked up 1,511 percent to resell for $2,416, from an original asking price of $150.