Perhaps you were inspired by our “Guide To Sneaker Reselling” and ready to start embarking on your reselling journey. The thrill and satisfaction of watching the prices of a rare sneaker that you own go up (whether to intend to resell it or not) is incomparable, knowing that you have something appreciating in value to sometimes several times its retail price. Ox Street has compiled a list of top 10 sneakers that have risen in value that you might want to keep on your watchlist or some lucky readers might already have in their collection.
The Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550 ‘Green Yellow’ is taken from a larger capsule collection developed in partnership with the New York-based menswear label. Reintroduced to the public by Aimé Leon Dore in 2020, the late ‘80s hoops shoe returns less than a year later in a traditional white leather build with contrasting green and yellow accents. Standard New Balance branding is joined by ALD logos on the left heel and both woven tongue tags. A pre-yellowed midsole enhances the shoe’s vintage look.
From $453 to $893 (97.13% increase)
The Nike Dunk Low Premium ‘Medium Curry’ treats the retro silhouette in a suede upper finished in warm, autumnal colors. A cream-hued base is contrasted by curry brown overlays at the toe and heel, while Fossil coloring is applied to the Swoosh and heel tab, with the latter marked with traditional Nike branding. The low-top sits on a durable rubber cupsole, featuring a grippy traction pattern virtually identical to another mid ‘80s hoops shoe, the Air Jordan 1.
From $389 to $748 (92.29% increase)
The Off-White x Air Jordan 2 Retro Low SP ‘White’ showcases Virgil Abloh’s design for the retro silhouette originally released in 1986. This pair replicates the look of the OG ‘White/Red’ colorway, featuring a white leather upper with red piping and a matching red heel overlay. Abloh’s signature touches are present and accounted for, including a plastic zip tie, Helvetica text on the medial side panel, and exposed foam tongue on the collar and tongue. On the lateral side, Michael Jordan’s signature is scrawled across a textured lizard-inspired overlay. The low-top is mounted on a pre-yellowed midsole with cracked sidewalls that simulate the sort of crumbling that commonly besets vintage sneakers.
From 864 to 1649 (90.86% increase)
In collaboration with the Atlanta-based retailer, the A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3 Retro SP ‘Raised By Women’ treats the iconic silhouette to a premium makeover. The mid-top is dressed in tumbled white leather and overlaid with soft grey suede at the collar, heel, and toe. Mismatched Jumpman and A Ma Maniére branding are embroidered on both tongues, featuring a quilted lining that’s repeated on the interior collar. A subtle cream hue is applied to the molded heel panel, decorated with an embossed Nike Air logo, and polyurethane midsole. Violet-colored detailing wraps around the heel, providing a finishing pop of color.
From 550 to 1,037 (88.55% increase)
The Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘White Oreo’ is inspired by the original design theme of the ‘Oreo’ AJ4 from 1999. The black tumbled leather upper of the older shoe is replaced by a clean white finish, while the speckled molded eyelets in Tech Grey remain unchanged. The neutral hue is repeated on the Jumpman heel logo and polyurethane midsole, featuring encapsulated Air cushioning in the forefoot and a visible unit under the heel. A second Jumpman in Fire Red adorns the tongue.
From 415 to 686 (65.30% increase)
The Nike Dunk Low ‘University Blue’ delivers a simplistic two-tone colorway of the retro silhouette, rendered in classic color blocking that recalls the sneaker’s OG slate of colorways from 1985. The all-leather upper is accented with powder blue overlays and a matching blue Swoosh. A traditional woven Nike tag adorns the lightly breathable nylon tongue, which combines with a padded collar for a comfortable fit. The low-top is mounted on a standard rubber cupsole.
From 374 to 586 (56.68% increase)
Dressed in a buttery suede build finished in contrasting tones, the Nike Dunk Low ‘Dusty Olive’ could be mistaken for the lost fourth member of Nike’s ‘Ugly Duckling’ pack from 2001. The upper combines a rustic brown base with pale green overlays and bright orange hits on the Swoosh, heel tab and laces. A woven Nike tag decorates the lightly padded tongue, featuring the same brown nylon construction used on the collar. The multi-hued build is offset by a crisp white rubber midsole, which gives way to an outsole that delivers a final pop of color.
From 344 to 521 (51.45% increase)
The Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘University Blue’ updates the classic silhouette with a suede upper in a familiar hue inspired by Michael Jordan’s UNC alma mater. The bright blue palette is contrasted by a speckled grey finish on the sneaker’s supportive wings and back heel, featuring a raised Jumpman icon in black. Secondary Jumpman branding adorns the woven tongue tag, designed to mimic a jock tag that typically appears on the bottom hem of Jordan jerseys.
From 408 to 600 (47.06% increase)
The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Sesame Blue Void’ reunites the Swoosh with the Tokyo-based fashion label helmed by Chitose Abe. Blending elements from the modern Vaporfly and vintage Pegasus runner from 1983, the hybrid silhouette makes use of a khaki textile upper with tonal leather and suede overlays. A blue leather Swoosh is joined by a larger printed Swoosh in contrasting white. Tongues are similarly doubled up, each accented with a woven Nike tag. The sneaker rides on a dual-layered foam midsole, featuring split heel detailing and supported by a classic waffle tread outsole.
From 533 to 770 (44.47% increase)
Labeled ‘01 of 50,’ this inaugural edition of the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low kicks off the ‘Dear Summer’ collection, featuring a crisp white upper built with a blend of canvas and leather. A metallic silver Swoosh cuts through the side panel, while supplemental rope laces zigzag across the upper, looping through integrated Flywire cables that emerge from strategically placed eyelets. A pre-yellowed midsole combines with an exposed foam tongue to give the shoe a vintage aesthetic. Virgil Abloh’s signature touches include a white plastic zip tie, an off-center tongue tag and lines of Helvetica text on the medial side.
From 1638 to 2269 (38.54%)
There is no better time than now to cop these hype kicks before it is too late as their values continue to rise. Want to read up more about how much sneaker prices can go up by? Check out our “Yeezy Sneaker Price Guide From OG Price To Current Resale Value”.