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What is the Most Valuable Sneakers on Resale Market for Q3?

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Nike has been the king of the sneaker resale market for years, but Adidas is catching up fast.

Highsnobiety and the sneaker data firm StockX have teamed up to release a report of the most valuable sneakers on the resale market for Q3, collecting data on deadstock sneakers sales from eBay and providing a reference of the most valued sneakers sold between July 1 and Sept. 30.

The most popular and valuable brand during the period was Adidas, with the top six most valuable sneakers coming from the Geman brand. The Adidas NMD R1 Red Apple came out on top with an average resale value of $1,706, while the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 was valued at $819, and the Adidas NMD XR1 Mastermind was valued at $679 to round out the top three.

During Highsnobiety’s first quarterly report of resale values during 2015, Nike and Jordan dominated the resale market. Now for this quarter there is not one Nike sneaker in the top ten and only one Jordan, the Air Jordan 4 Retro Obsidian, clocks at number seven for $555.

While Nike did not make the top list for most valuable sneaker this quarter, their brand Jordan still made the list for most dollars spent. In first place with $952,148 dollars spent was the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2, followed by the Air Jordan 1 Retro Bred 2016 at $647,256 and the Air Jordan 12 Retro Gym Red at $264,135.

While Nike has historically controlled the sneaker resale market, valued at over $1 billion in the U.S., Adidas has begun to make serious inroads in the market with hyped collaborative releases like the Yeezy Boosts. That said, Nike and Jordan still control most of the market in terms of overall money spent.

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