Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman again! The most valuable sneaker of the year thus far is none other than Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost, High Snobiety reports. The lifestyle site partnered with StockX to determine the resell value of popular sneakers in 2016 Q2, which is from April 1 to June 31.
The Life of Pablo rapper and clothing designer, 39, released the glow-in-the-dark Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost Glow on June 11, at which point they sold out within one minute, according a tweet from West. Sneakerheads paid big bucks for the highly coveted shoe, which has a resale value of $1,471, a 400 percent markup from its original retail price of $350. West’s shoe tops a list of 10 kicks from Nike, Asics and Reebok, according to High Snobiety. The Yeezy Szn 2 Crepe Boot in Taupe comes in at No. 9, reselling for $610, with an original retail price of $645.
But if there was strength in numbers, Nike would take the top spot. The Air Jordan 23 Trophy Room White, with a resale value of $1,263 (original retail price: $275), is No. 2. Three other pairs of Air Jordans made the list, as well as the $819 Nike Kobe 11 Fade to Black (original retail price: $200).
While Yeezy resells for big bucks, Jordans make more money overall. According to High Snobiety, consumers spent $1,674,114 on the special edition Air Jordan 12 Wings. In fact, eight of the top 10 shoes come from the Air Jordan brand. In comparison, consumers only spent $725,332 on the Yeezy 750 Boost Glows.
Maybe West’s brand will fare better in the third quarter. In January, the dad of North and Saint with wife Kim Kardashian promised that Yeezy season would one day approach for everyone. “Yeah, we’re going to get them lower next season!” he told TMZ about the price point and availability. And it seems like he stayed true to his word. “really happy to get the quality of the products better at half the prices of last year…,” he wrote in a March 8 tweet. “bear with me guys, Rome wasn’t built in a day but I promise to keep my promises…”
For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!