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- StockX is an online marketplace for buying and selling sneakers — along with streetwear, watches, and designer handbags.
- While the sneaker resale market is notorious for having high prices that are well above retail, it is possible to find great shoes for less than retail on StockX.
- We rounded up our 15 favorite sneakers you can buy for less than retail on StockX right now.
One of the most basic rules of economics is that something is only worth what people are willing to pay for it — and when it comes to sneakers, plenty of people are willing to pay a lot. The sneaker resale marke has an abundance of shoes that sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars more than original retail prices, but being a consumer in the space isn’t reserved only for big spenders and those irresponsible enough to spend their last on a new pair.
StockX is an online marketplace for buying and selling that uses a stock market-like approaching to pricing. By leaving buyers to place bids and sellers to place asking prices, the prices reflect true market value — and in some cases, the prices are below retail.
Scattered among the ultra-rare and super-collectible shoes that fetch big bucks, there are many great shoes that the average consumer can afford. So to help you find a new pair of sneakers without spending too much money, we rounded up 15 of our favorite pairs for less than retail. With sneakers from Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, and New Balance, there’s something for everyone.
While we’ve taken the time to pick shoes that have consistently sold for less than retail and have current asking prices for under retail, keep in mind that StockX is a live marketplace and prices are subject to change.
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Hong Kong"
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Hong Kong," lowest asking price: $58 (retail: $130) [You save up to $72]
Originally released in 2001 as part of Nike’s AF1 "B" series, the "Hong Kong" Air Force 1 made its return to retailers in 2018. With a nearly identical shape and use of materials as the much rarer (and more expensive) original, this latest release is a real under-retail steal.
Adidas Sobakov, lowest asking price: $47 (retail: $140) [You save up to $93]
Since its release in June 2018, the price for Adidas Sobakovs has dropped substantially. While the silhouette is all-new, it’s black upper, white stripes, and gum outsole are distinctly Adidas and reminiscent of soccer classics like the Samba.
Air Jordan 10 "Orlando"
Air Jordan 10 "Orlando," lowest asking price: $131 (retail: $190) [You save up to $59]
Originally released in 1995 as part of the City Pack, the "Orlando" 10 saw its first re-release in late 2018. You can almost guarantee that any pairs still floating around from ’95 are now unwearable, so this is your best shot at getting a pair to wear.
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