20 Most Expensive Sneakers for Resale 2020 – Sneaker Resale Prices
- by Nick Demaria
- October 1, 2020
2020 has been a lot of things. One thing to add to this crazy year is how big of a year it has been for the sneaker resale market. Unless you are a Nike shoe designer, celebrity, or have the thousands to cash out for these high-end sneakers, one can still dream. Check out the top 20 highest resell sneaker prices of 2020.
Average Resale Price: $6,800
In 2009, producer-rapper-fashion icon Kanye West collaborated with Louis Vuitton for the “Jasper” high-top trainer in three colorways, the patchwork grey and pink iteration being the most valued version. This collab was a marker for Kanye’s entry into luxury fashion. These trainers can be found on resale sites today for a large sum despite their more than decade-old age.
Average Resale Price: $10,000
Only 202 pairs of the SB Dunk’ Paris’ were made back in 2003, each with their own unique print of French painter Bernard Buffet’s work. They didn’t go on sale until 2005, and are still significantly valued as one of the greatest pair of SB Dunks ever.
Average Resale Price: $18,000
This shoe was gifted to the rapper’s friends and family in 2015 with these Air Jordan 4s featuring a hockey mask and Eminem’s backward ‘E’ logo on the heel panels. The trio got together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the year 2000 debut ‘Marshall Mathers LP’ i.e. 2000 plus 15 hence the 2015 release date.
Average Resale Price: $11,791- 13,695.00
First dropped for a whopping 1,000 euros. The shoes were exclusively available via raffle on November 21, 2017, with a court bailiff hosting the proceedings from a pop-up shop at Colette in Paris. The rare Chanel Adidas NMD Hu by Pharrell features ‘Chanel’ on one foot and ‘Pharell” down the other with a black Primeknit upper with white accents.
Average Resale: $8,500+
Before Kanye West created the Yeezy line with Adidas, Kanye debuted the Air Yeezy x Nike line in 2009. In 2013, chatter began over Twitter and socials for these eagerly awaited Air Yeezy 2s. West then wore the bright shoe for deep performances of “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves, and at the Governor’s Ball. In June of 2013, coinciding with his new album’s upcoming drop, Kanye ran an exclusive contest where 50 lucky people would receive a free pair of the red sneakers.
With inspiration from Eminem’s 2004 Encore album, these blue suede, and gray sneakers are some of the rarest pairs of sneakers ever made, with only 23 pairs made public. Their exclusivity comes with a high price tag.
Average Resale Price: $500-700
Nike and Sacai first collaborated on two pairs of Air Max 90s and Dunks. Creative Director Chitose Abe, who first began her iconic fashion career at Comme des Garçons, founded her Tokyo-based label Sacai, known for its asymmetric and deconstructed military styles with feminine flairs. Abe merged together two iconic 70’s Nike shoes to create the Nike LDV and Waffle Racer x Sacai.
Average Resale: $18,000+
As one of the greatest New York Yankee players ever, Derek Jeter’s retirement was commemorated by Nike in these classy navy suede Air Jordan 11’s. There is a literal handful, only five people, that own the five pairs that exist, and did so by winning a scratch-off lottery system the day of his retirement at a pop-up shop near Yankee Stadium. According to StockX, the last sale of these shoes was made at $18K
Average Resale Price: $10,000
Just 34 pairs of these SB Dunk Lows were ever made, and none of them were released to the public. Taking inspiration from the concept that finding a yellow lobster is one in 40 million, these shoes are about just as rare. Only friends and SB employees got these golden ochre and terra brown SB Dunk Lows in 2009. Who knows where in the sea a pair of these could be now.
Average Resale Price: $20,000+
Undefeated became the first sneaker boutique to collaborate exclusively with Jordan Brand in 2005 to create. One of the most limited and coveted Air Jordans of all-time. The first release of these MA-1 inspired sneakers only involved 72 pairs, most released to friends and family with others released in an online auction. While none are available to purchase at the moment, despite a revived social media surface in 2018, your best bet is to save up if you really want them.
Nike Air Yeezy 1 (Grammy Prototype)
Average Resale Price: $75,000 to $130,000
All black leather with a glow in the dark outsole was a switch up for Kanye’s first Air Yeezy with Nike. These unreleased samples made their debut at the 2008 Grammy’s and were last seen on FightClub in 2017, retailing at the jaw-dropping price of $100,000. Better save up for your next Grammy shoes.
Average Resale Price: $800
Designer Jerry Lorenzo’s appreciation of Allen Iverson led him to rework his Air Fear of God 1 in a color blocking he says was inspired by Iverson’s “The Question”.
Average Resale Price: $4,579
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the original Nike SB Dunk High Skunk’ Reverse Skunk’ 420, Familia Skateshop in Minneapolis launched the sequel in purple suede with the green accents. Only 420 pairs were released, each of them numbered, and were designed by the Nike SB colorway legend Todd Bartrud.
Average Resale Price: $6,000+
Similar to his red leather “We The Best” shoe from 2017, Dj Khaled paired up again with Air Jordan to create these “Another One” sneakers in all royal blue leather. While the “Another One” Jordan 3 will most likely never see a public drop, a near-identical version named “Varsity Blue” was just announced to be released in the states on Oct. 10 for $190.
Average Resale Price: $17,250
Only 24 pairs of FUTURA’s For the Love of Money (AKA FLOM) Dunks made it to consumers back in 2005. Almost all got assigned to friends and family, with a mere three pairs being raffled off.
Average Resale Price: $16,000
Regarded as one of the most popular Dunks ever, these 2005 Dunk releases were announced as a first come first serve for the 150 pairs available. Fans lined up outside of Reed Space, designer Jeff Staples store, to snatch a pair, as police arrived to reel in these sneaker Hunger Games. Inspired by the most commonly-found bird in NYC, the Nike SB Dunk Low NYC Pigeon started a long line of pigeon-themed kicks while also reviving Nike Skateboarding.
Average Resale Price: $70,000+
The 2016 Nike Mag is a limited-edition release of 89 pairs. Made famous by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future in the original Nike Mags, the shoes were reenvisioned with advanced Adaptive Fit technology to be self-lacing in 2016 and were auctioned off to help the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. They were last seen auctioned off at Sotheby’s for more than $70,000.
Average Resale Price: $25,000
You may not have seen these light green suede high tops as they were made exclusively for Seattle-based rapper Macklemore. Jordan Brand designed a limited quantity of these for family and friends. With only 11 pairs made, you most likely won’t be finding these at your local thrift shop.
Nike So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max
Average Resale Price: $50,000
Taking a classic Air Force 1 and making it a not-so-little step up, heads turned when Big Boi, member of Grammy-winning group OutKast, bought a pair of $50,000 Nike So Cal Air Force that included personalized encrusting of full 13 karats of high-quality champagne diamonds. That definitely bumps up the price of your average Air Force 1s.
Average Resale Price: $15,000
And to finish out the list with a legend, Kobe Bryants Air Jordan PE Pack last sold for a little over $15,000. The pe pack is actually two pairs of shoes, a Jordan retro 3 and a Jordan retro 8 making each pair worth around $7.5K.