December 2019’s Most Hyped Sneakers

Written by Rob Adhikari on December 01, 2019

December 2019’s Most Hyped Sneakers

All the sneaker heat that’s brewing should warm you up this winter, as we get underway with this month’s prime money-making drops.

If you have the knowledge and hustle, you can also make a large sum of money from the multitude of December releases.

Last month’s article, as well as our detailed release pieces, equipped many resellers with essential release information in order for them to grab pairs.

This month will be no different, as familiar faces from the sneaker industry attempt to conclude their year.

While this article will briefly scratch the surface, following our Instagram page will better serve you in securing all the drops.

Remember, random releases can occur without warning. 

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DECEMBER’S profitable sneaker RELEASES

1. Jordan 14 Doernbecher

Air Jordan 14 Doernbecher

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Retail: $200

Peak Projected Resell: $400

Potential Profit:$200

The partnership between OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Nike is upon us again, this time starting off the 2019 collection with the Jordan 14.

The TCU inspired sneaker was designed by one of the patients of the hospital—Ethan Ellis.

Doernbecher Hospital provides exclusive special services to children, so it’s only fair that the patients of the hospital will help to design the hospital-inspired sneakers.

Look for more sneaker drops throughout this month from Doernbecher’s partnership with Nike.

2. CLOT x Air Jordan 1 Mid Fearless

CLOT x Air Jordan 1 Mid Fearless

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Retail: $140

Peak Projected Resell: $500

Potential Profit:$360

Looks like Jordan Brand is continuing their “Fearless Ones” collection with vibrant and creative palettes on some of the most iconic Jordan silhouettes.

After a couple of colossal drops in November, look for Edison Chen’s CLOT’s contribution to the “Fearless Ones” collection in December.

As one would expect, CLOT’s signature silk design is here to stay—this time dousing the Jordan 1 Mid pairs upper while rounding out the bottom with a bright red outsole.

3. Nike Air Force x A Ma Manerie “Hand Wash Cold” (Low / High)

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Retail: $170 (Low) / $180 (High)

Peak Projected Resell: $500

Potential Profit:$320

In a crazy culture clash between the dirty south and France, A Ma Manerie is dropping a version of the Air Force 1 that is causing ‘heads worldwide to drool.

A pebbled and multi textured leather throughout shades of black and grey make for one of the classiest Air Force’s yet–luckily you’ll have 2 options and 2 chances at copping these in both high and low.

4. Nike Sb x Air Jordan 1 Low “Desert Ore”

Official Nike image

Release date: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

Retail: $120

Peak Projected Resell: $200

Potential Profit:$80

For some reason, SB’s fly under the radar yet still continue to have models that crush the sneaker resale market in terms of profit percentage.

These multi colored Desert Ore UNC/Royal Blue’s are one to go after–here’s a free full guide on them here.

5. OFF WHITE NIKE WAFFLE RACER

OFF WHITE NIKE WAFFLE RACER

Release date: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

Retail: $150

Peak Projected Resell: $200

Potential Profit:$50

Off-White and Nike’s partnership in releasing the “Queen” collection for Serena Williams was only the beginning of the women-focused releases.

Virgil will own another release day within the month of December, only this time it will continue his women exclusive collection.

The Off-White designer will take a shot at his take on the Nike Waffle Racer silhouette, scheduled to release in three colorway options: Black/Fuchsia/White, White/Electric Green/Black, and Vivid Sky/Black/Electric Green.

6. YEEZY BOOST 380 “ALIEN” RESTOCK

YEEZY BOOST 380 “ALIEN”

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

Retail: $230

Peak Projected Resell: $600

Potential Profit:$370

Fresh off of a Yeezy 350 v2 restock, Ye looks to make headlines again on December 12th with another release of his new Yeezy line—the Yeezy Boost 380 “Alien.”

The “Alien” model is appropriate in that the sneaker silhouette possesses an “outer-space” prime-knit upper on the Adidas ever-popular boost technology.

You will want to get your hands on a pair.

7. Nike JORDAN 11 “BRED”

JORDAN 11 “BRED”

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Retail: $220

Peak Projected Resell: $350

Potential Profit:$130

It’s only right we start the list off with a “Bred” colorway from Jordan Brand. The Jordan 11 in black and red came as a surprise on November 15th, however, the scheduled drop is on December 14th.

Tinker Hatfield’s creation that attempts to combine luxury with a Chicago Bull’s vibe is set to release as a general release, as apposed to limited stock.

While that isn’t the best news for most sneaker resellers, there’s always a chance to buy and hold to ensure maximum monetary potential.

8. Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 YEEZREEL

Yeezy 350 v2 Yeezreel

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Retail: $220

Peak Projected Resell: $320

Potential Profit:$100

December list, or Yeezy list?

Another addition to the list is yet again, another Yeezy. This time, coming in the “Yeezreel” colorway is another crowd-enraging Yeezy 350 v2.

The colorways on this model look like an iteration of the Yeezy 350 “Glow”, however, “Yeezreel” features a black and gray Primeknit upper and glow-in-the-dark boost.

Moreover, find the reflective and non-reflective pairs to both be available.

9. Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “YECHEIL”

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “YECHEIL”

Release date: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Non-Reflective Retail: $220

Peak Projected Resell: $350

Potential Profit:$130

Reflective Retail: $220

Peak Projected Resell: $700

Potential Profit:$480

Just when you thought Kanye was listening to his critics and abandoning anymore Yeezy 350 colorways, you remind yourself how Ye became Ye in the first place.

A black primeknit upper with hints of red and yellow douses the sneaker, while a bold black stripe runs parallel with the matching black boost.

The abstract red and yellow element is hard to swallow for many sneakerheads, however, that’s not stopping Ye from doing his thing.

10. Adidas YEEZY 500 HIGH SLATE

Yeezy 500 Slate High

Release date: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Retail: $220

Peak Projected Resell: $400

Potential Profit:$180

The December list is becoming ubiquitous with the Yeezy drops, apparently, the “Follow God” rapper is attempting to round out the year with a bang.

While the Yeezy Slate model is essentially a high-top iteration of the Yeezy 500, the dark blue suede with an adiPrene midsole is still one of a kind.  In addition, that midsole will consist of Adidas shock-resistant technology.

Critics have made their voice known that the sneaker looks all too similar to the Jordan 11s, nonetheless, that’s not stopping Kanye’s creative mind.

11. Adidas YEEZY 700 “CARBON BLUE”

YEEZY 700 “CARBON BLUE”

Release date: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

Retail: $300

Peak Projected Resell: $350

Potential Profit:$50

A part of the Yeezy 700 line, this iteration is to be a conglomerate from past Yeezy 700s, including Mauve, Salt, Intertia, and the original Wave Runners.

The leather, suede, and mesh make-up is set to release December 21st.

12. NIKE x OFF WHITE DUNK LOW (3 COlorways)

Off White Nike Dunk Low

Release date: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Retail: $170

Peak Projected Resell: $1,200

Potential Profit:$1,030

Enter Virgil Abloh, former Civil Engineer major turned top-tier fashion designer.

The alliance between Virgil and Nike has produced some major heat, and their twist on the Nike Dunk Lows is no different.

Look for Abloh’s deconstructed look on a classic Nike silhouette to showcase in University Red, Pine Green and Midnight Navy colorways on December 20th.

13. Adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 V3 “Azael”

Official image from Adidas

Retail: $180

Peak Projected Resell: $400-500

Potential Profit: ~$250

Thanks Ye!

We’ve been waiting for these for a while.

Wrapping up yet another Yeezy packed month is the long awaited v3 of the 700–it was announced last second, so this could be a rumor, a shock drop or both.

Either way this one will likely not be a brick as StockX pre-order sales are over $1000 currently (as of mid December).

14. Air Jordan 6 Washed Denim

Air Jordan 6 Washed Denim

Release date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH

Retail: $200

Peak Projected Resell: $300

Potential Profit:$100

Jordan Brand opts to design a Levi inspired sneaker, offering an all-denim material sneaker on the iconic Jordan 6 silhouette.

To further enhance the look, the tongue showcases a tan leather that is commonly seen on Levi jeans.

The sneaker will embody a light and dark blue denim texture sporadically throughout, which is sure to turn heads this winter.

Monthly Profit Totals

If you were able to grab every pair at retail, including different colors and versions, you’d be looking at a total retail cost of around $3500.

With a peak resale number of over $6000, you’re looking at a potential profit of  over $2500 if you’re able to manage just one pair each–and remember, there are people out there getting multiple pairs.

As the end of the year 2019 is looming, the releases have started to ramp up, as many companies attempt to squeeze in their new models before the new year.

Consider signing up to our email list to be notified of all the drops this winter, as well as becoming a member of the SFS Cook group. In addition, you’ll be granted a free preview of the Hypemaster Playbook for all your reselling essentials.

I hope everyone cops many releases this Month!

-Rob