The years most overrated shoe releases

The years most overrated shoe releases

It’s hard not to get caught up in all the hype surrounding limited edition shoe drops. We as humans are just drawn to want products that are perceived (and marketed) as scarce.

But in reality were these sneaker releases from last year really that good? Are they worth their re-sell value? 🤔

We think not…

Jordan 1 Retro High Dior

RETAIL PRICE: $2,000

RE-SELL PRICE: $8000

RELEASE DATE: June 2020

Jordan 1 Retro High Dior

If you were ‘lucky’ enough to get the original Dior drop it turns out you got a relative bargain as the shoes now sell for thousands of dollars above the rrp.

For us the whole concept is everything that is wrong with Hype. It lacks authenticity and doesn’t represent the origins / core values of the Air Jordan.

AND aesthetic wise you’d look a lot slicker and be better off spending a couple of hundred dollars on a Jordan 1 classic colorway such as the ‘Bred’ that was relatively easy to cop on release.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme White

RETAIL PRICE: $96

RE-SELL PRICE: $200

RELEASE DATE: May 2020

Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme White

When we saw this drop the first thing that came to mind was “are they taking the piss”. It’s 30 seconds worth of thought and designing at most 😱

It just doesn’t do Nike or Supreme justice.

Save some money and get the standard all-white Nike Air Force 1 instead, widely available.

Nike Air Ben & Jerry x Nike SB Dunk Low Chunky Dunky

RETAIL PRICE: $100

RE-SELL PRICE: $2000

RELEASE DATE: May 2020

We admit it’s a cool concept and something different. It certainly has more credibility than the last two pics BUT would you actually wear it 🤷‍♂️

ben and jerrys nike sb dunk low

Kudos for those who got it at the retail price we’d probably cop for that, they are worthy concept pieces at the very least.

For all the chumps paying thousands we are lost for words 🤯

Adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR Ararat

RETAIL PRICE: $75

RE-SELL PRICE: $600

RELEASE DATE: June 2020

Adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR Ararat

According to Complex and we quote “One of the best sneakers of the year" 🤯

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

If wasn’t Kayne & Kim wearing and promoting these, would anyone care? do we really need Crocs part 2?

Yes there’s a bigger idea of manufacturing with different materials, making a cheaper Yeezy and in the USA but there are others doing this type of thing already with better results.

If this is really the future we are happy to stay in the present... well maybe 2019 not 2020/2021 ; )

In the words of Public Energy, Don’t believe the Hype.

 


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