January 2019’s Most Valuable Shoes for Resale

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After a great year of shoes in 2018, full of profit for all of you resellers, it’s time for a new year which will be as profitable, if not more profitable than last year! January 2019 may not have as many pairs of shoes that can be resold, but the profits are certainly much higher than average this month, with the majority of the pairs we mention having $500 or more profit potential.

December was a great month for shoes, especially in the Six Figure Sneakerhead Private Discord, where we copped over 15 pairs of the rarest sneakers with profits as high as $800 per pair in our small community, thanks to the billion dollar shoe market that makes six figure resellers every year.

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More information on that group can be found later in this article.

For each of these monthly shoe lists, we do our best to only include sneakers that one can buy and sell for more money if that’s the goal.

Now for the first profitable rare shoe of the year:

1. Nike Air Jordan 33 XXIII “Chinese New Year” – Release date Friday January 4th 2019

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From eBay.com ,these Air Jordan 33 Chinese New Years selling for $100 profit

Retail: $175

Peak Resell: $275

Potential Profit: $100

January 2019 for Nike is kicking off with a release of a Chinese New Year theme of its modern silhouette of the Air Jordan 33 sneaker, which unlike a lot of other Nike Air Jordans is popular mostly for actually playing basketball in.

We didn’t have these shoes in listed when we first posted this article, but we included it in the update because although the market was not so strong, there was still money to be made especially if you have your own network of sneaker buyers that you can sell directly to.

Profits peaked at $100 per pair but now hover around $25-$50 per pair. Even though this isn’t a lot of money, it’s a good way to get started in January to prepare for a strong year of limited shoe releases.

2. Nike SB Dunk Low “Panda Pigeon” – Release date Sunday January 6th 2019

Retail: $100

Peak Resell: $450

Potential Profit: $350

Dunks continue to make their comeback into hype, and this will be an especially strong start to the year for them. After CNCPTS made their two nicely profitable Lobster SBs last month as a nod to the dunks of the past, Jeff Staple decided to remake the ultra-famous Panda Pigeon.

These will be limited and will be coveted by many. Members of the Private Discord already know when and where these will be released, and will make sure to cop some, as these will be easy money!

3. Nike Zoom Lebron 3 “Superbron” –  Release date Wednesday January 9th 2019

The Nike Lebron 3 Superbrons are a hot commodity on eBay

Retail: $175

Peak Resell: $450

Potential Profit: $275

Despite his semi controversy and constant switching sides in the NBA, Lebron James is truly a king when it comes to Nike and his sneakers.

With a throwback to the Lebron 3 in classic Superman colors of the 2000s, old school sneaker and Lebron lovers will be looking forward greatly to this release in January 2019.

If you’re someone who really wants to learn how to get these shoes, they’ll be available on Nike’s SNKRS app. Check out our free guide here on how to best use Nike’s SNKRS app to get Nike Zoom Lebrons and more without paying the resale price.

4. Off White x Nike Air Max 90 Black & Desert Ore – Release Date Saturday January 19th 2019

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Retail: $160

Peak Resell $560

Potential Profit: $400

Virgil Abloh and Nike combine for the last time to create these two colourways of the Air Max 90. This will be the last release of “The Ten”, so hopefully the two continue to work together on different shoes, especially because of how profitable they are. Regarding the shoes, there is not much to say – they will net you a lot of profit if you cop them!

The Hypemaster Playbook also makes for an excellent resource if you’re totally new to the shoe game and need a step by step guide on decoding Off White Nikes, rare Adidas, Yeezy’s and more.


5. BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas POD S3.1 & NMD STLT – Release Date Saturday January 19th 2019

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Official image of the adidas POD S3.1 rom BAPE

Retail: $235

Peak Resell $400

Potential Profit: $165

Signature BAPE Camo print and the undeniable shark jaws make this shoe hard to ignore on the street even in lowkey tones of black white and grey.

Getting these kicks at the retail price may be as hard as it is to memorize the full name of these things, including all of the “x”‘s and acronyms.

These adidas shoes will likely be worn by the many that want to buy them and they’ll sell very quickly for a moderate profit of at least $100 per pair.

6. Adidas NMD x Pharrell Williams HU Holi Pack (Restock) –  Release date Friday January 25th 2019


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The “Deepest Purple/Black” is one of the 6 hyped colors to drop yet again in 2019. Image from @sixfiguresneakerhead on Instagram

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Retail: $250

Peak Resell $350-450

Potential Profit: $100-150

Originally seen in early 2018, this tastefully colorful pack of shoes coincided with the Indian “Holi” festival of colors, which is a holiday meant to celebrate a thanksgiving of abundant harvests of the past season and to celebrate the beginning of spring.

Brands from all over the world have recognized this event and have even come to use its bright setting to film commercials.

Pharrell Williams took Holi related branding one step further by slapping on these colors on to not one but six models of shoes, all of which attract the attention of shoe collectors which generates profits for shoe resellers who know what they’re doing worldwide.

7. Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Neutral Grey/Hyper Crimson –  Release date Friday January 25th 2019

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Retail: $160

Peak Resell $250

Potential Profit: $90

2018 was absolutely packed with Air Jordan 1’s, which remain popular and fashionable with their timeless design.

They’re a medium level of difficulty of purchasing and a good first shoe to go for if you’re new to reselling shoes. One way to get them at retail is to use the Nike SNKRS app, which we have this whole post here about getting familiar with it if you haven’t already done so.

This Neutral Grey palate with a splash of Crimson is an interesting mix and certainly shows that the 1’s canvas can basically have any colors on it and still look good.

8. Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard Overshoe –  Release date Thursday January 31st 2019

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Retail: $450

Peak Resell: $1200

Potential Profit: $750

Now, for the final announced shoe of this month, the Nike Mars Yard Overshoe.

Now, you may look at this shoe and think, “What has happened to sneakers?” And yes, these do look quite bad.

But sneakerheads also know that underneath the overshoe covering, is a shoe that looks the same as the original Mars Yard sneaker, which goes for around $2500. Unfortunately, you will have to cut off the overshoe covering, to get to see the shoe, but, I’m 99% certain that most people will be doing that!

We have recently updated this list halfway through the month to include a few new releases that we didn’t mention on the first, so in the future make sure you’re subscribed to our email list to make sure you get all of the updates and stay on top of profitable sneaker news.

Some other potential releases include a restock of the Air Fear of God 1s, and also the Fear of God x Nike Particle Beige, but the demand for the latter is not too high at the moment.

If you were to buy 1 pair each of these 7 sneakers, you would be investing around $1200, and if you sell them at their peaks, you would receive nearly $3000! This is about $2000 in pure profit from just these 7 sneakers in just 1 month alone.

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The Private Discord will always receive this information first, and also receive cheap or even free slots on all things profitable, including sneaker, Supreme and funko bots in the game.

Make sure to follow us @sfshcookgroup on twitter, and email [email protected] for a chance at receiving an invite to our group of winners.

We didn’t just focus on shoes in the group. Some other highlights from the group included cooking Supreme’s world famous Box Logo Crewnecks (6 cooked), their Box Logo Teddy Bear (Over 15 cooked), and even cooking a pair of Air Fear of God 1s on DSMSG, where there were only 36 available!  

Building a sneaker business can be incredibly exciting and as you can see, there are opportunities every month of the year so it’s never too late to get started.

Till the next month,




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