2020 is shaping up to be quite the year for sneaker enthusiasts and even better to start a sneaker resale business.
The release of the new Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 (reflective) just made it even better!
For those in a hurry, skip to the conclusion.
Let’s take a look at some similar models to assess how the “Mist” might do on the resale market.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 380
Retail Price: $230
Peak Resell: $1320
Release Date: 12/12/2019
On 16th November 2019, Kanye launched a brand new model called the “Alien”. It includes a brand new prime knit pattern on the upper.
The boost mid-sole is thicker, a personal favorite tweak of mine. They also chose to go without the lateral side stripes. Interesting choice! On the other hand, in my opinion they could have gone without the “sock” collar.
Moreover, the mid-sole has two different color tones that arch all the way up. On the bottom, an alien like design for traction. Overall, it’s quite a strange design, thus the fitting name “alien”.
These however do not glow in the dark, unlike the 380 “Mist” Reflective. The Mist is a continuation which shows that the new model has something going for it.
The demand must have been decent for there to be new releases. This also shows how Kanye West is willing to come up with new designs and keeping it fresh!
Coming to its resale value, not too shabby! The peak resell as mentioned above is a staggering $1320 which may have gotten you a potential $1090 in profit.
The trade range is between $397-$453 and the average price is 453$ according to StockX.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 “Azael”
Retail Price: $200
Peak Resell: $1250
Release Date: 12/23/2019
Adidas released the V3 700 as a complete reconstruction from the V1 and V2. They launched exclusively in Europe and North America for $200 retail. The pair features a reflective finish similar to the 380 Reflective.
It’s made up of a monofilament upper and fairly sturdy overlays. They also are quite snug and feature a glow in the dark tongue which look pretty nice.
Finally, the rubber out-sole is slightly improved with this model with more traction.
The resale of these have also been very impressive. You may have made a hefty $1050 in pure profits if you had sold these at their peak resale values.
The trade range according to StockX is between $471-$709, the average price being $510. That’s a 195% price premium, pretty neat!
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 “Alvah”
Retail Price: $200
Peak resell: $1250
Release Date: 02/15/2020
Possibly the most sophisticated in the entire 700 line, this pair is a fashion statement. The Alvah is a completely black version of the Azael, designed to resemble a fighter jet.
It features a full mesh base which is overlaid by a RPU cage for support. EVA cushioning is also present in a yellowish tone.
The resale value of these is just as impressive as the Azael. A $1050 profit may have been made if you had sold these during their peak resell values. The trade range is between $1125-$1375 with a price premium of 525%!
Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 Mist (Reflective)/Closer look
Retail Price: $250
Peak Resell: $650
Release Date: 02/29/2020
Originally thought to be releasing in march, these shoes made a surprise entry on the 29th of Feb.
There will be 2 versions of this model. The reflective and then the non-reflective which is dropping on the 25th of march.
The 2 versions however, slightly differ in the pattern. The upper has a tan and camo like pattern that shows a 3M reflective finish throughout the model when exposed to bright lights.
The shoe also features a thicker mid-sole (boost) for added comfort and support. And don’t worry, it also has decent elevation for all those hoping for a few extra inches.
To finish off the design, the shoe includes a rubber out-sole with the “Boost” logo. I’d say it’s superior to the 350’s due to the traction and comfort and similar to the 700s.
How to cop
The shoe dropped as a shock drop on the 29th of February on Yeezy Supply for a retail of $250. This may have been your only shot at copping one as they are sold out already.
You can now get your hands on these on websites such as StockX and through other resellers. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on these, you may have scored a nice profit!
However, if you missed the shock drop don’t worry. The non- Reflective version drops next month so stay tuned and sign up to our email for updates on the hottest new releases.
Resale Value/Hold or Sell
The Yeezy Boost 380 mist “Reflective” is possibly the better of the two versions. Their resale may reflect that in the future as history shows, the reflective versions often do better.
According to StockX the peak resale has been $650 and the cheapest being sold for $399. That’s a good amount of profit to be made, the average resale being $480.
Definitely the most profitable release of the weekend. However, be sure to go for the sizes 8 through 11 as they likely bring in the most profits.
So the pair may earn you a few decent bucks. The question however is, should you hold it or sell it? Well let’s take a look at some past reflective variants and make a more critical analysis.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static Black “Reflective”
Retail Price: $220
Release Date: 06/06/2019
Peake resell: $2500
Initially the pair had excellent resale value with a potential $2280 in profit. Over time However, the overall profit fell as shown below.
Adidas Yeezy Boost V2 Citrin (Reflective)
Retail Price: $220
Peak Resell: $1247
Release Date: 09/23/2019
Here’s another example of a pair that did extremely well post launch. However, the profits dropped for those who held it too long.
To summarize, reselling as quickly as you get your hands on them may be your best option.
So to sum it all up, these pairs retailed for $250 on the 29th of February exclusively on Yeezy supply. Today however, you can find it on the secondary markets such as StockX. Also available on GOAT so be sure to check them out.
As mentioned above as of right now, the average price on StockX is $464 so if you’re interested in reselling make sure to go for sizes 8 through 11 which give the best profit margins.
Also make sure you don’t hold on to these for too long.
The peak profit is also great at $400 and an average profit is at approximately $214.
That’s all for today folks! Stay tuned for info on more hot releases and as always, be sure to check out the highly reviewed Hypsemaster Playbook. This book is a basically a hack to get your shoe reselling game to the next level!