With Michael Jordan’s first-ever Air Jordan sneakers recently selling for $560,000 at auction at Sotheby’s, no less, forget Gold and Oil. The new, young, smart money is on investing in Leather and laces rather than stocks and shares.
Sinking your savings into rare, vintage, desired sneakers is a safer bet to get a return on your investment and today we look at the top ten, kindly advised by KLEKT.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago (1994)
The Air Jordan 1 arises in the Chicago colorway! It was reissued for the first time – back in 1994 – presenting white and Varsity Red colour obstructive on the upper’s premium leather structure. This time however, black accents emerge on the branding and collar giving that minimalist tone, adding perfect style to compliment a minimalist outfit. With a white midsole encapsulating Air, varsity Red on the outsole completes this kick with an essence that is born from a flair of the 90s. Keeping it comfy as usual, but without compromising on style, The Air Jordan 1 is the perfect sneaker for anyone wanting to keep things simple whilst adding a little extra jive to their wardrobe. Don’t hold back on purchasing a pair, now available to buy on KLEKT.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 ‘Wave Runner’ (2017)
The Dad Jokes won’t end, and neither will the “Dad Shoes”. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 ‘Wave Runner’ make a return with the re-release of one of the best 700’s we’ve seen! After the first release in November 2017, they are back to represent the shift in Kanye’s design. The sneakers features an upper with black and grey suede overlays, premium leather with blue mesh underlays, neon green laces, and the signature Boost midsole. The Yeezy ‘Wave Runner’ re-released in March 2018. Even after the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 line dropped, these 700’s are an OG. If they are not already, they should be a part of any sneakerheads Yeezy collection.
£444 – £15,647
Nike Air Presto Off-White
Nike are back to team up with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White brand to bring us the ‘Air Presto’ which was released as part of ‘The Ten’ collection in November 2017. The sneakers come in the black and white colourway. The collection explores the themes of ‘Revealing’ and ‘Ghosting’, and the Air Presto were part of the ‘Ghosting’ category. The category is identified by the translucent uppers. The sneakers feature a mesh upper with a tonal “Swoosh” logo, the signature Off-White zip tie. Off-White’s iconic quotation mark lettering also appears on the heel reading the word, “AIR”. This exclusive collaborative sneaker from Nike and Virgil is available right here at KLEKT!
£1382 – £2660
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 ‘Turtle Dove’ (2015)
The sneaker is built with a solid turtle dove colour and chunky white sole. The rugged build uses a combo of ballistic mesh, suede and durable in the upper while the outsole is made of a high-traction rubber tread for increased grip on any surface. The sneaker is completed with a pull tab and debossed tongue label and was crowned 2015’s Shoe of the Year at the Footwear News 29th Annual Achievement Awards.
£850 – £3544
Nike x Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 97/1
This Nike and Sean Wotherspoon collaboration was apparently inspired by Sean’s admiration for vintage Nike hats from the ’80s. Eagle-eyed sneakerheads will be able to recognise that the upper is of the Air Max 97, and the sole is of the Air Max 1. It also features a multicolour corduroy upper with frayed edges. This pair dropped on Air Max Day in March 2018 but if you missed this Air Max mash-up than KLEKT has you covered!
£887 – £1512
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga (2016)
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Beluga’ Sports Kanye West’s famous silhouette. This low top Yeezy Boost 350 features a bright Solar Red Stripe across the Steel Grey/Beluga striped upper with the text ‘YZY SPLY’. The pair is tidied up with a full length Boost cushioning system and a partly translucent Beluga outsole.
£718 – £1403
Nike Air Max 1 OG Anniversary Red (2018 Restock)
The Air Max 1 OG Anniversary ‘Red’ is a recent re-release of the popular 80’s University Red colourway. The design is an obvious classic, with it’s white mesh and grey leather upper, accentuated by the thick, red suede overlay that rounds off the edges and a matching tick. The standard Nike Air icon is present on the ankle and white tongue in stand-out red, giving an overall uniform look. A white midsole with a bar of Air cushioning, as seen. Due to huge success, they were re-released a THIRD time on 21st June 2018.
£312 – £533
Adidas Ultra Boost 1.0 ‘Key City Pack’ White (2015)
A coveted model renowned for its clean design and cushioned support, the 2015 adidas Ultra Boost 1.0 in ‘Key City Pack’ White gained notoriety for its association with future adidas collaborator, Kanye West. A black outsole with Solar Yellow torsion spring and silver lettering on the heel add a touch of colour, highlighting the pristine whiteness of the colourway. Yeezy made headlines for unveiling this all-white design before its release date and sending sneakerheads into a preorder frenzy, thus ensuring its place in the heart of every collector.
£292 – £447
Air Jordan x Off White Nike AJ I 1 Chicago ‘The 10 Ten’ (2017)
Nike’s Jordan Brand partner up with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label for the first time to bring us the highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘Chicago’ which were part of ‘The Ten’ collection and originally released in September 2017. The sneakers come a Chicago Bulls-inspired colourway and feature red, white and black colours. They feature an upper crafted from deconstructed leather. The lateral side features a large black “Swoosh” logo, while the medial side features the signature Off-White quotation lettering in black. Additional details include quotation lettering present on the midsole which reads “AIR”, and on the ends of the shoelaces reading, “SHOELACES”. The look is completed with a red outsole. Grab these exclusive Off-White Air Jordan 1s at KLEKT today!
£3347 – £15639
Adidas Superstar White ‘Gold Tongue’ (2016)
Dropping in June 2016, the Adidas Superstar White ‘Gold Tongue’ are the kicks Superman should be wearing. With a black on white colourway running through the leather upper, the sneakers also feature extra cushioning in the innersole, a soft shell toe and gold tongue to complete the star finish.
£94 – £141