07/11/2020 ~ erik anson

Hi all, how’s it going? I hope everyone is enjoying their summer as much as they can be! Always love to know what you guys are up to. Time to talk sneakers. Next week, the Jordan 1 gets the drop-top treatment on a new pair. The Air Jordan 1 Low “Black Cactus Flower” will be releasing July 15th for a retail price of only $90. Please note the shoes will be available in women’s sizing. 1.5 sizes up is the conversion to men’s.

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This blog we’ll go over the specifics of the sneaker, history of the Jordan 1 Low, other popular models, and it’s resale value. Let’s begin.

Feel free to skip to Release Info and Conclusion now to get the need to know details for this release. 

A Closer Look

Always in, always fresh. The Air Jordan 1 Low “Cactus Flower” Women’s Shoe sets you up with a piece of Jordan history and heritage that’s comfortable all day. Choose the colors for your outfit, then step out in the iconic profile that’s built with a high-end mix of materials and encapsulated Air in the heel.

The color codes for this sneaker are simply white, black, and purple. My one qualm is I wish there was Nike Air on the tongue.

Take a look at the sneakers’ official images and see if they’re for you.

Image via Kicks on Fire
Image via Kicks on Fire
Image via Kicks on Fire
Image via Kicks on Fire
Image via Kicks on Fire

Jordan 1 Low Rise to Glory

The Air Jordan 1 is unquestionably one of the most popular Air Jordan retro models. If you browse Instagram or Twitter timelines you will see no less than a dozen photos or discussions about the sneaker on any given day. While Air Jordan retros of the low cut variety have never been as popular as their higher cut brethren, the Air Jordan 1 is particularly well suited for the cropped look.

The Jordan 1 Low has made itself a strong contender in the sneaker world as we know it today. When OG colorways like the Chicago, Bred, Royal, Shadow, and UNC have skyrocketed in resale value, the next best thing may be chopped in half – insert the Jordan 1 Low. Essentially, you can get the low for probably half the cost (or less) than a high. I think this is an excellent way for budding sneaker heads to get into the game, learn about the history, and still cop something they like that has some importance. Some may pooh-pooh the AJ1 Low based on looks alone but I don’t think you can argue with the logic. 

Aside from all the fire OG colorways to be featured on the low, we’ve seen some other hyped original designs on the AJ1 Low too. 

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Of recent the Dior Jordan 1 also got it’s shine in the low silhouette. Best believe these will be a heavy reseller if you’re willing to shell out the $2,000 retail price tag.

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Another iteration that really put the low on the map is Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack. After his Jordan 1 High was dubbed one of, if not, the sneaker of the year, the partnership continued onto the low canvas. These have now climbed into the $800-$900 price range for resale value.

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One of my favorites to come out in the past year is the Eric Koston SB Jordan 1 Low. This one has definitely snuck up there in resale value too. Though they’re meant to be skated, if you kept these deadstock you’re looking at a payout in the high $300 to $400 bracket now!

Resale Anticipation

While I just mentioned a handful of successful reselling lows, don’t expect these black cactus flowers to fly off the shelves and turn a profit. Based on the fact that these aren’t hitting any raffles online or having a SNKRS release, my estimate is there will be a lot of pairs released, therefore a more shallow overall demand. You still may be able to make a few bucks from reselling the right size and on the right platform but it may take some time and work.

Release Info and Conclusion

RELEASE DATE: July 15th
RETAIL PRICE: $90
AVERAGE RESALE VALUE: $105 
RETAIL POINTS: Nike and select retailers

After the release be sure to check up on the usual suspects for the secondary market – StockX, Goat, Grailed, eBay, and Reddit. Be sure to head somewhere with little or no fees.

If you’re new to reselling, this blog has everything you need and more, including the Hypemaster Playbook that is an all-in-one package to begin sneaker reselling. Over 300 pages of in-depth tips from experience. I guarantee everyone will learn something no matter your previous knowledge.

Before you go, check out the list of hot shoes to resell in July – we make lists like this every month! Even if something has already released, it still could be a good time to invest in it considering it could still increase in value over time.

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How do we feel about the Jordan 1 Low “Black Casctus Flower”? Do you like lows in general? Sound off in the comments.

Thanks all, have a powerful week. 

– Erik