Which sneakers and streetwear have the highest return on investment?
Streetwear has exploded in popularity over recent years with collectors and sneakerheads eager to get their hands on brand coupon codes, to snap up the latest pieces for a bargain, with discount codes for Nike sneakers being the most sought after.
As a result, fashion brands are raking in huge sums for their exclusive collaborations and extremely limited releases, but which sneakers and streetwear are guaranteed to turn a profit for collectors?
By comparing the original retail prices of some of the most sought-after streetwear pieces and sneakers to their current value, DealA found out which have the highest return on investment.
The Most Valuable Sneakers on the Resale Market
1. Nike Dunk SB Low Paris
Retail price: $60
Lowest asking price: $89,691
One of the most sought-after and recognizable Nike Dunks to sneakerheads everywhere, each pair is unique as the artwork on the printed canvas uppers was cut differently.
Only 202 pairs of these sneakers were made in the original 2003 production run and this rarity has upped their price by a jaw-dropping 149,385%
2. Jordan 1 OG Bred (1985)
Retail price: $65
Lowest asking price: $94,675
Possibly the holy-grail to sneakerheads, Jordan 1 OG Breds revolutionized the sports shoe and fashion industries when they were released in 1985.
Designed by Nike in collaboration with Michael Jordan, the shoes were infamously banned by the NBA, resulting in a fine each time he wore them on the court.
An original mint pair now costs $94,675, a meteoric 145,554% rise.
3. Nike SB Dunk Low London
Retail price: $60
Lowest asking price: $24,900
The second pair of Nike Dunks on our list, these sneakers are also some of the rarest, being made for the same exhibition featuring the Paris and Tokyo SB Dunk Lows.
The soft grey/magnet colorway is meant to reflect the cloudy London skies and features an embroidered outline of the river Thames.
Now selling for a whopping $24,900 their value has skyrocketed by more than 41,400%
The Sneakers With the Highest Return on Investment
The Sneakers with the Lowest Return on Investment
1. Nike Dunk SB High Oakland Athletics
Retail price: $100
Lowest asking price: $484
With a colorway of yellow and green in tribute to the Oakland Athletics baseball team, this Nike Dunk was released in 2015 as part of a collection commemorating the 1990 world series.
With the lowest return on investment on our list at 384%, these sneakers now sell for $484.
2. Nike SB Dunk High Iowa
Retail price: $70
Lowest asking price: $665
Released in 2005, these sneakers were created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Nike Dunk, with some minor additions to make them better suited for skateboarding.
This particular yellow and black colorway represents Iowa State University as a nod to the original dunk being a favorite of college basketball teams.
Despite their popularity at the time, sneakers have only accumulated an 850% return on investment.
3. Nike SB Blazer Supreme Black (2006)
Retail price: $180
Lowest asking price: $1,766
This Nike Blazer, designed in collaboration with streetwear giant Supreme was inspired by luxury fashion houses like Gucci and Channel, featuring a quilted black leather upper and an embossed snakeskin swoosh logo.
Now costing $1,766, these sneakers have an 881% return on investment.
The Sneakers with the Highest Return on Investment
The Most Valuable Streetwear on the Resale Market
1. Supreme 20th Anniversary Box Logo Tee Natural
Retail price: $32
Lowest asking price: $888
Released as part of a collection celebrating twenty years of the brand, this Supreme 20th Anniversary Box Logot-shirt is a homage to the first Supreme offering to hit the streets of New York.
Originally retailing at $32, this timeless t-shirt now has the lowest asking price of $888, the biggest mark-up on our list.
2. Supreme Undercover Witch Tee White
Retail price: $44
Lowest asking price: $829
The highest-ranked collaboration on our list, this t-shirt was joint-designed by Supreme and the Japanese streetwear titans Undercover and released in 2015. The t-shirt features a witch graphic behind a green box logo.
Originally retailing for $44, the lowest asking price is more than eight times that, at $829.
3. Supreme Candy Tee Grey
Retail price: $32
Lowest asking price: $565
This tee is one of the rarest shirts on our list, thanks to the item being recalled by Supreme under threat of a lawsuit for using a candy company’s logo as a graphic without their consent.
Originally retailing for a modest $32, the tee’s value has risen exponentially to $565, a return on investment of 1,666%
The Streetwear with the Highest Return on Investment
The Streetwear with the Lowest Return on Investment
1. Supreme Nike Reversible Nylon Sherpa Vest Mustard
Retail price: $168
Lowest asking price: $131
This Nike and Supreme collaboration was released as part of their Fall/Winter 2018 collection, featuring both Supreme and Nike logos on the back.
Originally released in a range of colors, mustard seems to have been the least popular and the only item on our list to have decreased in value by 22%
2. KAWS x Uniqlo x Peanuts Joe Kaws Yawn Tee White
Retail price: $15
Lowest asking price: $27
This collaboration between the New York-based pop artist Kaws and fashion giant Uniqlo formed part of a series that highlighted pop culture icons from around the world, in this case, the cartoon character Snoopy.
The t-shirt, originally selling for $15, has increased in value by only 80%, to $27.
3. KAWS x Uniqlo XX Tee White
Retail price: $15
Lowest asking price: $44
The second Uniqlo x Kaws collaboration, this tee was released in the 2017 collection and featured KAWS’s trademark black XX motif.
Originally retailing for $15, this t-shirt has risen in price by 193% and is worth $44 on the current resale market.
We collated a list of sneakers and streetwear with the highest price premiums, taking their retail prices and lowest asking prices from Stockx as of 27/01/2022 and ranking them by highest price premium.