May 2021's Most Profitable Sneaker Releases

Learn Sneaker Reselling
04/30/2021 ~ JVG

Hey guys, welcome back for yet another month of profitable sneaker drops. We’re looking forward to Money May–and we named it that because it is absolutely packed with the highest quantity and resale value overall of any other month to date this year!

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Alright, let’s get to the shoes!

1. Nike Jordan 13 Red Flint- Release Date: Saturday, May 1st 2021

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Retail: $190
Peak Resale Value: $250

A fresh take on an OG Flint, this red iteration is starting the month off strong.

Although it doesn’t have the beefiest profits, it’s on the radar for many sneakerheads.

Sizes in the range of 8-10 will be the quickest to sell both on the primary and secondary markets.

Full Guide Here

2. Yeezy 500 Enflame- Release Date: Saturday, May 8th 2021

Retail: $200
Peak Resale Value: $300

Despite (or maybe because of) more press about Kanye making the Yeezy brand more accessible and cheaper, the Adidas line of Yeezys is still going strong.

Here we see what is possibly the most eye catching colorway of the 500 yet, the orange splashed blue and purplish Enflame, looking like someone had fun splashing colors on a Desert Rat.

This was also a release that was pushed from April to May, helping to make this month super stacked.

Full guide here!

3. Nike Sb Dunk Stingwater Magic Mushroom- Release Date: Monday, May 10th 2021

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Retail:$125
Peak Resale Value: $800~

This first SB drop of May is forecasted to have up to a 7x ROI (return on investment), putting it up there amongst other grails of 2021.

Streetwear brand Stingwater may not be well known to most, but this trippy-clean design will sure turn heads of almost everyone.

Any size is good to go after, and having access to bots and/or monitors will give you the highest chances of grabbing some.

Full guide here!

4. Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago – Release Date: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

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Retail: $140
Peak Resale Value: $250

Given that this is a spitting image of the Air Jordan 1 Chicago (based on its colorway), this AJKO is one of the most sought after drops for those wanting an OG tribute.

Act fast on this one!

Full guide here!

5. Nike Dunk Low Michigan- Release date: Thursday, May 13th 2021

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Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value- $220~

Originally slated for a drop last month, the entire sneaker community is patiently waiting for their chance to finally to get their hands on these, making them one of the most sought after drops of the month.

Full guide here

6. Nike Dunk Low Team Green- Release date: Thursday, May 13th 2021

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Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value- $300~

These SB’s will be getting you green if you choose to resell them. Clean simple colors like this always do well.

The Spartan Green is repping the other (and to some lesser) college of MI, Michigan State.

Full guide here!

7. Nike Dunk Low Lemon drop- Release date: Friday, May 14th 2021

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Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value-$500~

A women’s only shoe, go for larger sizes. People have been paying upwards of $1000 as of early April on StockX, but expect prices to consolidate as time goes by.

Full guide here!

8. Nike Dunk Low Sunset Pulse – Release Date: Wednesday, May 19th 2021 (TBC)

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Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value: $300~
Another one. It’s Dunk szn! We’re unsure if the release date is totally set for this pair…this sunset is a hot one. But wait, there are more…

Full guide here!

9. Nike Dunk Low UNC University blue – Release date: Thursday, May 20th 2021

Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value: $300~

You can’t really go wrong with UNC inspired University Blue and white on a Nike, and we welcome the colorway with open arms on a dunk low.

Look out for these in both men’s and GS sizing–both will be profitable.

Full guide here!

10. Nike Dunk Low Laser Orange- Release Date: Thursday, May 27th 2021

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Retail: $100
Peak Resale Value: $250~

Here’s another one for the ladies to cap off Dunk szn of Money May.

This sunny laser orange will surely be a summer favorite for the female hypebeasts, and the men that get their hands on larger sizes.

Full guide here!

11. Yeezy Foam Runner Mineral Blue- Release Date: Saturday, May 29th 2021

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Retail: $80
Peak Resale: $400~

A lot like Ye himself, the amount of hate on the love/hate spectrum is doing nothing to stop the Foam Runner–which has a low initial investment (if you’re flipping them) of just $80–from posting big resale numbers on the aftermarket.

Navigating Yeezy Supply and/or Adidas is the most popular bet for getting these–although by no means the easiest for beginners.

Full guide here!

12. Nike SB Dunk Low ‘What The P-Rod’ – Release Date: Saturday, May 22nd 2021 (EU)

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Retail: NA
Estimated Resell $800+

Retail price is not confirmed but we expect it to be in the ballpark of $120 USD.

What The P-Rod is a unique Dunk Low with a special colorway, which I believe will be flying off the shelves with an extremely profitable resell tag no matter what size you can get your hands on.

Full guide here!

13. Ambush x Nike Dunk High ‘Deep Royal Blue’ – Expected Release Date: Tuesday, May 18th 2021
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Retail: $180
Avarage Resale: $400

Ambush Nike Dunk High has performed tremendously well over time and this won’t be an exception.

We expect that the Chicago colorway is up next and will probably take the lead in resell value even though this colorway is super profitable.
This is a must cop for any reseller.

Full guide here!

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This month, if you are able to get your hands on one pair of each drop (some get multiple), you would make an investment of around $1300.

At peak resale value, the total value of all the pairs would be close to $4000–meaning you’d profit close to $3000!

If you haven’t started flipping shoes yet, now is an excellent month to start in this multi billion dollar aftermarket.

Of course, this business is easier said than done, but if you’re willing to learn, you’re in the right spot.

We post individual guides on our blog here for each of the hottest shoes on our blog. For those who are ready to fully commit, our flagship Hypemaster Playbook was recently updated to keep its status as the top all in one guide on how to become a high level shoe plug.

Keep an eye out for any updates as news is always subject to change, and above all, best of luck and keep hustling–with persistence, all of your financial dreams are possible!

Thanks guys and take care
JVG