The Top 10 Most Expensive Sneakers of 2017

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The hype surrounding the sneaker market is largely based on the restriction of supply, which inadvertently is the reason for the huge secondary market in the industry.

As it gets increasingly more difficult to cop a pair at retail due to the increasing demand, resellers thrive by being able to charge a premium for sneakers that are rare and hard to obtain.

With that, we explored two of the sneaker industry’s top reselling sites, StockX and GOAT, to find out what were the most expensive – and inadvertently, the most valuable – sneakers that were released in 2017 based on resale prices.

On StockX, we sourced the top 10 based on average resale value (at the time of writing), not including PEs and signed editions. GOAT, on the other hand, released its top 10 list of most valuable sneakers for the year during its interview on WWD. Let’s see how the two platforms compare.


1) Jordan 3 Retro DJ Khaled “Grateful’ 

Average resale price: US$13,250

2) Pharrell x Chanel x adidas NMD Hu Trail

Average resale price: US$10,792

3) adidas NMD HU Pharrell Y.O.U. N.E.R.D.

Average resale price: US$5,188

4) Spike Lee x Jordan 1 Retro High OG  

Average resale price: US$2,397

5) Vlone x NikeLab Air Force 1

Average resale price: US$1,789

6) Pharrell x BBC x adidas Human Race NMD 



Average resale price: US$1,744

7) Just Don x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange” 

Average resale price: US$1,659

8) Air Jordan 1 Retro Satin “Royal”

Average resale price: US$1,585

9) A-COLD-WALL* x NikeLab Air Force 1 High 

Average resale price: US$1,561

10) KAWS x Jordan 4 Retro “Cool Grey”

Average resale price: US$1,417



(Unfortunately, GOAT did not disclose the average resale value of the shoes)

1) Pharrell x Chanel x NMD Trail Human Race

2) Spike Lee x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

3) Vlone x NikeLab Air Force 1

4) Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

5) Undefeated x Air Max 97 OG Olive

6) Balenciaga Triple S Trainer

7) Air Jordan 1 Retro High EP Satin Royal

8) KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Retro “Cool Grey”

9) Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0

10) Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG NRG Rust Pink

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