06/09/2020 ~ erik anson

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Today we’re coming to you to broadcast the release of the Adidas Yeezy Quantum in “Barium”. You’ll be able to find the shoes on Adidas and select retailers on Thursday, June 25th for $250.

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

What’s the Quantum?

Firstly, since this is a shoe we haven’t seen much of, let’s talk about it’s origin and more. Though yet to make an official global release, the adidas Yeezy Quantum has built up quite a bit of momentum — a result of their tank-filled parade down the streets of Chicago during All-Star Weekend. And as many still await the chance to pick up a pair, the Three Stripes is ostensibly more concerned with the future as leaks of a follow-up “Barium” colorway have begun to surface earlier last March.

While the tooling and supported heel are kept by and large the same — arriving in a light, opaque finish and dark black, respectively — the woven uppers tint much darker, applying what looks to be a filter of olive atop both its overlaid supports and the underlying Primeknit. Toe caps, however, prefer a much more visually pronounced suede piece, one that appears slightly faded relative to the adjacent tongue and laces. Grab a closer look at these right below.

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Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

Enjoy a few Barium on feet photos as well.

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Image via Sneaker Bar Detroit

What Adidas and Yeezy Have Accomplished

Kanye West and Adidas have both started a trend, survived their own trend and stayed relevant. With all the hype surrounding the first Yeezy shoe with Adidas in 2015 with super limited drops of a couple silhouettes, it’s amazing that the Yeezy line has almost become a uniform for any given sneaker enthusiast across America.

In 2018 Mr. West announced his brand’s success and how it’s on track to “hit a billion dollars” that year and would be hiring 160 people. Whether this is true or not, I don’t think anyone can deny that Kanye is a marketing genius.

At this point there’s almost too many original sneakers to keep track of. The reach of Yeezy is unbelievable and I’m sure not even Kanye himself would have predicted how widespread his shoes have become. Outside of the normal hypebeasts, now kids and toddlers can even get their sizes – not to mention the swagless homies and unsuspecting soccer moms. Yeezy has truly become a household name.

Resale Anticipation

As you will see in our Release Info section below, the Yeezy Quantum is priced at a lofty $250. That’s not exactly inviting for people hoping to turn a profit on reselling. But don’t fret. As I alluded to earlier, the Quantum had a small release at this past NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. It was actually quite the spectacle as Ye himself was tossing out pairs of Quantums from tank-like vehicles that were roaming around his hometown. This stunt may contribute to the high resale prices but regardless, these are selling on average over $800.

Kanye’s Amphibious vehicles in the streets of Chicago. Image via Highsnobiety

While the Barium will be an entirely new color way, we believe the resale opportunity will be just as strong as the original Quantum that has hit the market. The average resale price will most likely fall a bit, but we still would estimate these selling at $500+. A 100% price premium is always nice!

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It’s truly a smart move to get in on the ground floor of a new Yeezy silhouette. You can’t think of a Yeezy shoe that didn’t have sky high resell values on its first 1 or 2 colorways. The cycle usually goes something like this – people dislike the shoe based on leaked images, shoe sells out upon first release, resale values go up as popularity increases, new colorways flood the market, prices go down. Here’s your chance to buy them while they have the highest potential!

Release Info and Conclusion

RELEASE DATE: Thursday, June 25th, 2020
RETAIL PRICE: $250
AVERAGE RESALE VALUE: $550+
RETAIL POINTS: Adidas and select retailers

After the release, check your usual spots – StockX, GOAT, Grailed, eBay, Reddit. If you’re looking to sell, I would consider trying to take your business wherever you can incur the least 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. Additionally our SFS cook group is always accepting new members to share strategy with.

Before you go, check out the list of hot shoes to resell in June – 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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What are your thoughts on the Adidas Yeezy Quantum in “Barium”? How are you guys feeling about the Yeezy brand in general? 

Thank you all, have a powerful week. 

– Erik