Sneaker fever is taking the world by a storm. It is not only affecting the industry, it is gripping over the economy as well. The American market for sneakers has reached a staggering $1 Billion with the resell market making millions by selling rare kicks for profit. With sneakers being released everyday and prices reaching the sky, everyone wants to grab on to whatever they can get.
Highsnobiety teamed up with the sneaker wizards at StockX to list down the most valuable kicks in the market. They are sure to burn a hole in your pocket. That is obviously if you manage to get your hands on these beasts.
Top 7 Most Valuable Sneakers
Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White White @INR 1,21,800
Being dubbed as the hottest release of 2018, the sneakers have been created by Virgil Abloh. The premium leather overlays sit across a mesh crafted upper. The Nike Swoosh is sewn-on across the sidewall. The signature markings on the kicks make them very appealing.
Adidas Y-3 Runner 4D Black White @INR 1,19,900
It is the perfect combination of Adidas’ innovation and Y-3’s aesthetics. The kicks brag the signature Primeknit technology. This helps an ultra breathable and versatile fit. The shoes also use a unique lacing system and premium leather for ankle support.
Balenciaga Triple S Mr. Porter Neon Green @INR 98,500
The bright green panels add a pop of color. These sneakers are inspired by the styles seen in ‘90s America. The intentionally distressed mesh, nubuck and leather prove that the kicks are an icon in their own light.
Jordan 3 Retro Seoul @INR 89,200
The shoe was created by Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo. They mark the 30th anniversary of Seoul hosting the summer games and Michael Jordan’s 1988 Slam Dunk Contest victory. The kicks feature a white tumbled leather upper and the Nike branding on the heel.
Adidas NMD R1 Hender Scheme Black @INR 87,200
Hender Scheme known for its leather goods and remakes of classics, teamed up with Adidas to launch the NMD R1s. Each pair features the original silhouette’s Adidas Originals colorway and features high quality leather on the upper. The NMD plugs are in the OG red and blue colors.
Nike Kyrie 3 Ray Gun @INR 86,000
Boston Celtic’s Point Guard debuted these kicks in a game against Sacramento Kings. Hands down they are the best Kyrie 3s to be ever made. The sneakers take inspiration from the Nike SB Dunk Low which featured way back in 2005. They feature a black and orange color scheme which is in contrast to the white laces and outsole.
Adidas Futurecraft 4D White Ash Green @INR 84,000
The only bad thing about these sneakers is that they are not available for retail. These kicks have a white Primeknit upper with tonal and an ash-green midsole. This is made using the 4D Digital Light Synthesis process which provides athletes ease in movement and comfort.
By Abhishek Aggarwal