For most, getting shoes is a matter of looking for Quality Sneakers for Men, Women and Kids. For others, though, collecting is all about having the most rarest (and most expensive) shoes on the market. Below are 6 of the most expensive shoes released so far in 2019.
6. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1
With a resale price of just over a thousand dollars, this collaboration takes a fairly low spot on the list. With that said, it’s among the most expensive wide-release shoes that’s on the market today, making its inclusion on the list a necessity. Though it might not be quite as expensive or rare as some of the other shoes listed here, it’s absolutely one of the most expensive consumer sneakers released this year. There are some issues of quality and even collectibility, but the price tag definitely manages to speak for itself on this one.
5. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Synth’
These reflective Yeezys were not available in North America, but they’re among the most sought-after variants of this year’s shoe. The reflective Synth design looks amazing and it’s currently fetching just over thirteen hundred dollars. It’s fetching a bit more than already-pricey Black Reflective variant, and much more than any of the commonly-released versions of the shoe.
4. Nike Zoom VaporFly Elite Marathon
This is one of those shoes that are not just incredible for collectors – it’s also a spectacular running shoe. Absolutely the first shoe on this list that grabs its price from the primary market, you can easily expect to pay over sixteen hundred dollars to get a pair of these high-end running shoes. Though it’s intended for marathon use, there’s no denying that the interesting color scheme and great aesthetic make it a grail for a fair number of collectors. This is one shoe that’s as much about utility as it is fashion, and the price tag bears that out.
3. Air Jordan V ‘Trophy Room’ (Friends & Family)
Realistically, you could probably just make this a list of Jordans considering the price that some of these shoes are fetching on the secondary market. Among the top-selling variants are:
- Charlotte Hornets Foundation
- Gators PE
- Michigan PE
If you’re looking for the most expensive, though, you’re going to take a look at the Trophy Room Friends and Family Edition. Designed by Marcus Jordan, you could only pick these up for a very limited amount of time at his Trophy Room location. Amazingly, there are more than two hundred pairs of these available today – a pretty wide run for high-end Jordans.
2. Nike Air Mag Back to the Future 2016
If you were a fan of Back to the Future II, you probably remember the futuristic self-lacing sneakers. Nike made a version of this shoe to celebrate the timeline finally catching up with the movies, and did so in incredibly limited quantities. Only eighty-nine pairs were ever made and they were all auctioned off for charity, so finding these in the wild is all but impossible. If you do find them, you can expect to pay around twenty-six thousand dollars for these incredibly unique movie replicas.
1. Nike So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max
The most expensive shoe of 2019 is a true one-of-a-kind piece. The Air Force 1 line is classic and virtually unchanged from day one, so it’s kind of nice to see that this super-expensive variant keeps everything that’s charming about the original design. A unique variant from Laced Up, it actually has diamonds and gold worked into the shoes themselves. As you can imagine, these aren’t shoes that are even meant to be worn, but they’re absolutely the kind of collectors’ item that tends to make a big splash in the world of sneaker fans.
2019 is nowhere close to over, so there’s still plenty of room for more expensive sneakers to be released. Though most of the expensive shoes on this list are variants, even the base versions of each can fetch a good price. Collecting sneakers has become a big money business, and those listed above certainly give you a look at what motivated buyers are really willing to pay.