- The global sneaker resale market is currently worth at least $2 billion, a recent analysis by Cowen & Co. estimated.
- Nike Air Jordans often sell for more than the average sneaker.
- StockX and Stadium Goods are two of the top online marketplaces for reselling sneakers.
- We consulted StockX and Stadium Goods to find the most expensive Air Jordan sneakers that the companies have ever sold. StockX, for example, once sold a pair of Jordan 11 Retro Premium Derek Jeter sneakers for $18,257.
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NBA star Michael Jordan teamed up with Nike in 1984 to launch the brand. The popularity of the sneakers has ebbed and flowed with time. But these days, the resale market for the iconic brand is practically soaring.
Resale marketplaces sell Air Jordans for thousands of dollars. StockX — a leading sneaker reseller — once sold a pair of Jordan 11 Retro Premium Derek Jeter sneakers for $18,257. Stadium Goods — another leading sneaker resaler — has sold multiple pairs of Air Jordans for $20,000.
We consulted StockX and Stadium Goods to find the most expensive Air Jordans that have ever sold on either marketplace.
Here are the most expensive pairs:
16. Jordan 1 Retro Legends of Summer Red Glitter
Highest individual price sold: $7,000 on StockX
Release date: June 1, 2014
These rare glittered sneakers are from Justin Timberlake’s and Jay-Z’s fall 2013 "Legends of Summer" tour, according to a listing in luxury resaler The RealReal. At the time of the release, only a few pairs were given to fans, Footwear News reported.
15. Jordan 1 Retro Fragment Friends and Family
Highest individual price sold: $7,500 on StockX
Release date: December 27, 2014
The black Fragment logo on the heel of this Air Jordan 1 was meant to designate this release for friends and family of the Jordan brand.
13 (tie). Jordan 5 Retro Tokyo T23
Highest individual price sold: $8,500 on StockX
Release date: April 29, 2011
This special-edition Air Jordan 5, complete with a Japanese character on the heel, was designed to celebrate the opening of the Jordan Tokyo 23 store in Japan, according to a product description on Goat.
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