Sneakers are in great demand among sneakerheads and investors alike, yielding more return on investment (ROI) than non-fungible tokens (NFTs), whose trade volume increased by more than 200% in 2022, topping $50 billion.
As collectors and sneakerheads increase their collections, limited editions and collaborations are two of the most profitable business tactics for manufacturers, with over $6 billion estimated to be earned in the sneaker resale industry by 2025.
Recent research done by DealA analysed the gap between the original retail price of sneakers and their current resale value to identify the street footwear types with the highest prices on the secondary market.
The three most valuable shoes on the resale footwear market are Nike sneakers. The selling premium for the Nike Dunk SB Low Paris and the Jordan 1 OG Bred (1985) is over 145,000%, while the Nike SB Dunk Low London’s resale value is over 41,000%.
Sneaker resale ROI. Source: DealA
As determined by the research, the shoe model with the lowest ROI is the Nike Dunk SB High Oakland Athletics, with a resale ROI of 384%.
By examining the gap between their initial retail price and their current value, DealA could identify which of the most popular streetwear and sneakers now provide the greatest return on investment.
In recent years, streetwear has undergone dramatic growth in popularity, and collectors and sneakerheads have been anxious to get brand discount coupons to purchase the newest items at an affordable price.