THE 10 most valuable and rarest trainers in the world have just been revealed, and they include a pair of shoes costing up to an eye-watering £20,000.
If you’re a so-called “sneaker head” (or even if you aren’t), you’ll want to check out the eye-catching shoes.
These are the most valuable and rarest shoes right now
Taking the top spot with a margin of almost £10,000 did the Nike Air Mag Back To The Future at £19,715, which were used in the movie with the same name.
They were ahead of the Air Jordan Kobe PE Retro Pack Retro Eight which currently sets you back £10,330, according to data by resale marketplace StockX.
The shoes were worn by American basket player Kobe Bryant during the 2002-2003 season.
The two had the highest average resale price from 2016 until now, according to StockX sales data. We’ve included the top 10 below.
At the end of last year, StockX had 77,000 unique listed items and processed an average of £1.56million in sales per day.
Sadly, the shoes are rare so it’s unlikely you’ll have one at home, but it doesn’t mean you can’t cash in on your footwear either.
To see if your shoes are worth cash, search for the model on eBay or StockX to check the prices they usually sell for.
If you spot a treasure, we’ve included our best tips for selling on eBay below.
1. Nike Air Mag Back to the Future – £19,715
StockX The shoes come with self-tie laces and light up soles
If you’re a millennial, you might not have heard of the classic science-fiction movie Back to the Future from 1989.
It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly, who accidentally travels back in time to 1955, where he meets his future parents and his mum then falls in love with him.
In the second part of the film from 2015, Marty wears these exact trainers – and their laces tie themselves.
The high top shoes are fitted with sensors which detect when they are being worn. Once the wearer has put their foot into the trainer, motors then pull the laces tight.
They’re powered by rechargeable batteries, which also fuel the light up soles which serve as a battery life indicator.
Nike specifically designed these for the film, and created only 89 pairs to honour the year in which the film was first released.
The shoes were released in 2016 and now has an average resale price of £19,715, according to StockX data.
2. Air Jordan Kobe PE Retro Pack 8 Retro 3 – £10,330
StockX The shoes were worn by a famous basketball player in 2002 and 2003
The Air Jordan Kobe pack included two pairs of Air Jordan PE Lakers that the American basketball player Kobe Bryant wore during the 2002-2003 season of the NBA league in the US, said StockX.
Both models come with colourful details inspired by the official colours of the Los Angeles basketball team.
Just like Nike’s Back to the Future, the shoes were released in 2016 and they’ll set you back £10,330.3. Nike Dunk Low SB Paris (2002) – £8,590
StockX This shoe sells for an average of £8,590
The Nike Dunk was born in 1985 as a basketball shoe, but it was quickly adopted by keen skaters.
It was then redesigned in 2002 to suit the to new users better, according to the resale website.
At the time of release, Nike distributed the model in small numbers to independent skate shops.
The shoes now sell for an average of £8,590.4. Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Carhartt – £7,534
StockX Eminem released these shoes in 2015
This model was created in collaboration with rapper Eminem and American casual street-brand Carhartt in 2015.
It was made to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the singer’s third studio album Marshall Mathers LP.
Only 10 pairs were produced which Eminem gave to his closest friends and family.
The proceeds were donated to the “Marshall Mathers Foundation”, a charitable organisation helping disadvantaged young people in US cities such as Detroit and Michigan.
The footwear now costs £7,534 a pair, according to StockX’s data.5. Air Jordan 3 Retro Legends of Summer – £7,052
StockX You’re very fortunate if you’ve managed to get your hands on these shoes
These trainers were designed and worn by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z for the “Legends of Summer” tour of 2013.
They come in a bright red colour, and a mix of materials such as suede, red patent leather and snakeskin.
The model was released in limited edition only among the family and friends of the two singers, so only a very small group of fans have managed to grab a pair for themselves, said StockX.
In other words, don’t expect to find these shoes lurking at the back of your wardrobe. They sell for £7,052.6. Air Jordan Five Retro Fab Five PE – £6,671
StockX The shoes were named after five basketball players
The Air Jordan V quickly became popular among the trainer community after they were released in 2017 and was given its new name “Fab Five” by fans.
The “Fab Five” were the five players who created basketball history at the University of Michigan in the US: Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson, Chris Webber and Jalen Rose.
The design of the shoe is inspired by the Wolverines, which was a successful college basketball team on the other side of the Atlantic in the 90s.
They cost an average of £6,671, according to the data.7. Adidas Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel – £6,418
StockX Rapper Pharrell Williams designed these shoes with Adidas and Chanel
These shoes are a collaboration between adidas Originals, Chanel and rapper Pharrell Williams, and they were released in 2017.
They’re black and white and come with the word “Pharrell” on the left shoe and “Chanel” on the right.
The limited edition, created together with late fashion director Karl Lagerfeld was launched in March 2017, and they now sell for £6,418.
The fashion icon died last month at the age of 85 after several weeks of ill health.
8. Nike Air Back To The Future – £6,245
StockX The proceeds of these shoes went to research for Parkinson’s disease
The 2016 edition is rarer (and more valuable), but in 2011 Nike had already sold 1,500 pairs of shoes identical to those used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
The only difference with the earlier trainers is that they don’t have self-tie laces, said StockX.
The proceeds from the sales went to the “Michael J. Fox Foundation”, created by the actor for research on Parkinson’s disease.
The actor has been suffering from the illness since 1991.
These shoes come with an average resale price of £6,245.9. Air Jordan 3 Retro Khaled Grateful DJ – £6,230
StockX Air Jordan lines are usually very popular among shoppers
Many releases of Air Jordan’s most popular lines sell out within hours, and this model from 2017 is the result of the first collaboration between Air Jordan and DJ Khaled.
The shoe was made with an elephant print on the upper part and on the heel.
Its red colour came from Khaled’s passion for the Miami Heat and for the Jordan 1 High “Bulls” model, according to StockX.
The heel of the show has the “Jumpman” logo, where the word “We the best” also appears, as well as the three hashtags #majorkey, #blessup and # jumpman23.
They’ll set you back an average of £6,230.10. Nike Dunk Low Staple SB NYC Pigeon – £6,166
StockX This shoe is inspired by pigeons
The shoe was partially designed by Jeff Ng, owner of US design agency Staple Design and streetwear store Reed Space, who thought of the pigeon as a symbol for New York.
The day the model was put up for sale at Reed Space in New York in 2005, the police had to be called in to manage the crowd.
Since then the SB Dunk has become one of the most iconic shoes in the world, according to StockX.
They sell for an average of £6,166.
Top tips for selling on eBay
Download the app: eBay has focused on making selling even easier and faster, especially when it comes to the app which benefits from seamless integration with your phone’s camera.
Think like a buyer: Fill the title with as many key words as possible, take photos and write a description that really sells your product.
Pick your price: Price for success by comparing your items to ones sold in the past 90 days – even see the likeliness of a sale for some listings
Pick your duration: You also need to consider the duration: a seven-day auction that ends on Sunday gives more time to garner interest and watchers, but if you’re selling a unique item you might want to select ‘good til cancelled’ which gives you plenty of time to get your item in front of buyers with no end date.
Consider allowing offers: To attract more buyers, allow shoppers to make offers on your listings. You can choose to accept, decline or make a counteroffer.
Use eBay delivery: When it comes to packaging up and sending your parcel, eBay has secured great prices on tracked services that can be dropped off at thousands of locations nationwide. You’ll save money, be protected and can do it all through the eBay site.
Go free: Increase your chances of selling by offering your buyer free shipping, you can always include the cost in your price.
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