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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston Release: How to Buy for Resale

August is a hot month for hot sneakers releasing with lots of collaborations and styles. If you’ve been thinking of getting into the sneaker resell game, this is the perfect month to do so with lots of new heat dropping to test out your flipping skills–here’s a full list of the drops worth getting this month.

 One of the more desirable drops on this list is by Eric Koston. With a previous successful collaboration just two months ago, Koston has teamed up once again with Nike SB and Air Jordan to release the latest Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low model in the signature UNC colorway.

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If you missed out on the first release, you have another chance for a great shoe to flip with these that already has people waiting to buy the shoe when it’s released to the general public.

The shoe already checks off all of the boxes in our Hypemaster Playbook for a successful flip and it isn’t even expected to hit the shelves until later in August.

Brief History: Nike x Eric Koston

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From sneakerbardetroit.com, Eric Koston rocking “Purple Lobster” SB’s worth $400+ now on the resale aftermarket.

 The latest collaboration for Nike SB and Air Jordan 1 with Eric Koston, the UNC, is the second release this year in the collection, the first being in June with Koston and SB’s “Midnight Navy” colorway.

Eric Koston has long been a fan of the Air Jordan 1 silhouette and the UNC collaboration is an ode to his relationship with the shoe.

Although Air Jordan 1 is a basketball shoe, Koston is known for buying Air Jordan 1’s from Nike Outlet stores to skate in early on in his career. Now with his success, he has become a designer for the shoe, being able to transition it into more of a skate-friendly shoe thanks to the collaboration with Nike SB.

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From StockX, the Eric Koston designed “Midnight Navy” SB still going for close to $200 on StockX.

The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston shoe is designed in the classic Air Jordan 1 Low style. The shoe features the signature UNC colorway on all the details from the Nike swoosh, front, heel, and sole. The colorway is inspired by the original Air Jordan 1 UNC hightop edition that was released in 1985. The shoes also include an extra pair of laces in the University Blue color.

Collaboration details of the shoe include the Air Jordan logo on the heel and the Nike SB logo on the tongue. In the inner tongue is also Eric Koston’s signature. Nike SB features are incorporated into the shoe to make it more suitable for skating. The sole and leather softer compared to other models of the Air Jordan 1.

Air Jordan 1 Low style is the current buzz in the sneaker world after recent successful shoe collaborations, namely the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low release. With the collaboration reviving the enormous demand for Air Jordan 1 sneakers, the new Eric Koston collaboration will surely fill the void for people who missed out on other drops.

Release Date: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low x Eric Koston “UNC”

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An early on-foot look of the Eric Koston SB “UNC”, from @zxaru on Instagram.

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Look out for the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston shoe to release this month in August 2019.

The shoe will have different release dates, the first with an early raffle on Canteen on Friday, August 2nd, the next on Saturday, August 10th, and finally a worldwide stock on Monday, August 12th.

If you’re planning to resell them, you’ll want to make sure to cop them on the initial release to get a head start on everyone else hoping to profit from the release.

On August 10, the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston will be available in select skate shops in the US only. The skate shops will feature the shoe both in-store and online. Check below for store details and links.

The shoe will release worldwide via Nike retail shops on August 12th. If you miss out on the first release or not in the US, the worldwide release is still a great opportunity to make a great profit on the shoes. Based on trends, we’re expecting the shoe to have a great resell value on the secondary market upon the release, but also increase in value over time.

Retail and Resale Price

 Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston will retail for $110.

At the price point for an Air Jordan 1 shoe, it is expected to sell out for both the US-only release and worldwide release. We’re unsure whether the shoe will be restocked after the initial release, so if you’re able to get your hands on a pair at the retail price, you can look forward to an immediate profit on the shoes.

According to StockX, the current resell price is already at over $200 before the official release.

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Early pairs on eBay.

EBay prices are even higher, with early pairs being listed closer to $300 as seen above.

The sneaker community is already excited for the release and with the shoe already being sold on StockX, you can already flip it for almost twice the original price. 

Some Pro Tips

We discuss getting and selling early pairs for the highest prices in our Hypemaster Playbook.

Also, with regards to sizing, keep in mind that for the Air Jordan 1 low, there are various demands for different sizes. While the early market is skewed towards larger sizes selling for the highest values, based on trends for the shoe model, smaller sizes between 6.5-8 US are expected to have the highest resell value over the long term.

The best shoe to reference when deciding if the shoe is worth the cop is the earlier collaboration of the style also designed by Eric Koston. The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “Midnight Blue” by Eric Koston was released in June 2019. The shoe retailed at $110 but has seen a range of resell prices on the secondary market from $150-$235. 

The factor that might cause the upcoming shoe to have a slightly better edge over the first is the colorway. The UNC colorway always has high demand, especially for the Air Jordan 1 style. From the original release in the 1980s to the recent collaboration between Air Jordan 1 x Off-White UNC, the University Blue color tone has been highly sought after in the sneaker community.

With such a popular colorway and the latest buzz around the Air Jordan 1 model, it’s a shoe to look into buying for an easy flip. 

How to Buy the Nike SB x Eric Koston UNC

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Official image from Nike

You can already find the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston on secondary markets like StockX and eBay, sold by sellers from pre-releases or on pre-order from resellers like yourself who already expect to buy the shoes when they release. Resellers should wait until the official release as these are already marked up, many of which are even higher than predicted resell once they’re out to the general public.

Select skate shops around the US and overseas will be selling the shoe for retail when it drops on August 10th:

Extra Butter NYC release link

Welcome Leeds Skate store is confirmed to stock them

Instant Skateboard Shop is also set to have these in stock on August 10th

Worldwide retailers will hit the shelves a few days later:

END is confirmed to stock these, the raffle is live here until August 12th.

Atmos also is set to drop these on the 12th.

Online sites like The Canteen are hosting a raffle for a chance to purchase the shoes when they’re released.

The shoes will also be available for resale on HBX, the online store for Hypebeast.

 For the worldwide release, the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low UNC Eric Koston will be available through Nike.

Visit the Nike’s Launch page (here’s the direct link to the release page), the SNKRS app, or one of the retail stores around the world to find the shoe.

As the shoe is expected to sell out, the earlier the better to purchase at the retail price.

At a low retail price of $110, and a medium level of difficulty of purchasing with a decent profit price, the Eric Koston x UNC x Nike SB Low is a good first sneaker flip.

For insider techniques and more tips on maximizing your profit with this shoe and many others like it, be sure to check out our Hypemaster Playbook. We’ve already helped lots of people improve their sneaker reselling skills with releases such as this–check out our many positive reviews here.

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Thanks all and take care

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