Silicon Valley sneakerheads beat to their own drum. The sneaker resale market is usually inundated with rare Yeezys and Air Jordans, but in California’s Bay Area, it’s all about a skate-inspired Louis Vuitton high-top.
According to the Real Real’s data obtained by Bloomberg, Silicon Valley and San Francisco showed Louis Vuitton Damier high-tops as the most sought-after sneakers in the region.
The Real Real is an online consignment shop for the luxury market with experts that authenticate each and every product. The site is currently selling over 2,000 luxury sneakers for men, spanning Creative Recreation sneakers for $45 to Nike Air MAG self-lacing sneakers for $81,000.
The Louis Vuitton sneaker, made during the brand’s Marc Jacobs era, is an elevated take on Vans’ SK8-Hi, complete with a bold zigzag pattern. The sneaker also features the French luxury brand’s signature checkered pattern, which dates back to 1888. While the shoe is no longer in production, the Real Real estimates the sneakers to worth approximately $515 in recent years.
The shoe strays from other popular sneakers for the area, including minimalist styles by Lanvin and Givenchy.