It’s hard to deny that Kanye West knows how to design sneakers. Yeezy has been designing sneakers since 2006 and his are in high demand, commanding huge resell values. The following chart from High Snobiety and StockX shoes just how insane the resell values are for Yeezy sneakers. It’s a handy price guide for for the most expensive Yeezy sneakers and we can tell you that they are not cheap. The first chart ranks the Yeezy sneakers by Price.
Hardly surprising, given that they’re pretty much one of the most coveted sneakers of all time, but the Red Octobers come way out top here with a ridiculous resell price of $5,131. ‘Ye’s ultra-rare “College Dropout” Air Max 180 comes second at $4,000, followed by the OG Nike Air Yeezys. The Louis Vuitton shoes take spots #7-13 — bear in mind that they cost a ton to begin with, though. The more recent adidas YEEZYs finish last (excluding the Mr. Hudson Louis Vs, which we didn’t get enough data for). A shoe’s availability pretty much determines its resell price, and the adidas shoes were produced in much greater quantities than ‘Ye’s Nike, BAPE and Louis Vuitton projects. That being said, nearly every one of the Three Stripes’ shoes goes for over a grand on the secondary market. That’s still a lot of money for a pair of shoes.
When ranked by percentage markup, the Red October still comes out on top — the shoe’s average resell price is almost 2,000% more than its original retail (two thousand percent!). Kanye’s Bapesta isn’t far behind at a 1,681% markup, followed by the rest of the OG Yeezy 1s and 2s. The adidas YEEZY shoes make up most of the second slide — again, hardly surprising given that they were produced in much greater quantities.