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Air Jordan XI ‘Blackout’ Sample Sells For Small Fortune

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With the popularity of sneakers experiencing a meteoric rise over the last few years, prices of the most sought-after sneakers in the ‘re-sale’ market have risen to unprecedented levels. The “collectible” nature of sneakers (particularly Air Jordans) has also played a role in the appreciating value of kicks, with the most priciest category being the ‘Player Exclusive’ or ‘Sample’ – shoes that are created for specific athletes or as production samples with no intent to release to the public. The rarity of these items have made these the crown jewels for sneakerheads, and with no true suggested price, the bar is set by the seller, with the final value of the shoe being undetermined until the item finally sells. A prime example of the priceless nature of these items is the ‘History Of Flight’ Collection that has begun to pop on for sale over the last two weeks; the shoes, originally displayed at NikeTown locations as a tribute to the Air Jordan, are currently available on eBay and priced in a range from $3,500 to $6,500, which are startling figures compared to the current $160-$180 MSRP of Air Jordan Retro releases.

Last week, Sneaker News stumbled upon one of the most tantalizing Air Jordan samples ever seen – an Air Jordan XI in a full tonal-black colorway; the shoes were listed on eBay as a true auction by a seller aptly named ‘brokeonjordans’, but by auction’s end, we can make the safe deduction that he’s no longer broke – in fact, he’s $11,267 richer (before eBay fees and shipping costs). The ‘Blackout’ auction didn’t just grab the attention of the sneakerhead community, but piqued the interest of auction buffs and became the focus of a recent article by whatsellsbest, which details notable eBay auctions; due the heightened popularity of the Air Jordan XI, over 43,000 people visited the auction and sixty-six bids totaled up to the $11,267 figure, which topped the eBay ‘Clothing’ category (an amazing feat considering the millions of Clothing items currently up for sale). The winning bid for the Air Jordan XI ‘Blackout’ can actually pay for a number of things, like a brand new Nissan Versa, a remodeled kitchen, three pairs of Nike Mag 2011s, a massive spending spree at Flight Club, and, well, the list is really endless. So, is the Air Jordan XI ‘Blackout’ really worth $11,627, or did it just strike while the iron was incredibly hot? Let us know your thoughts on one of the craziest sneaker auctions in history, and if you want catch up on the hoopla, you can revisit the listing from brokeonjordans on eBay.

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Domo G.
Domo G.

um it would really suck if this also have to pay for shipping

Mike G
Mike G

11 racks? do they have a motor in them? super stupid

Luis
Luis

11k for a pair of 11s ironic..

Antoine
Antoine

How do you know if the seller is real or not howd he get these

Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan Lopez

they should just release this shoe. im sure enough they will make even more money in a release. its a sick shoe.

FoampositesGalaxyNow
FoampositesGalaxyNow

it probably was a zero feedback bidder who didn't pay haha Why is this fucking nike letting us europeans pay always more then you fat americans!!! And always lucky with the releases also!! Fuck these bitchezzz

JC pdx
JC pdx

anyone have any idea who it might be? that bought them

pittsburghrules
pittsburghrules

11k to a multi million aire is like 11 bucks to us, maybe 11 CENTS, get ya mind right weirdo's!

Fam
Fam

What recession lol .....

Jay
Jay

If you saw the guy wearing these, you would know that he payed the price of a small car for a pair of shoes, and that these will release down the track anyway... so you would just laugh at him. $11K just to be humiliated? No thanks. Either someone with more money than sense, or a rapper(same thing). Slash hypebeast.

rob
rob

the funny thing is they only cost about 5 dollars to make.lmao

kUL
kUL

to some ppl 11k is nothin

Jonahsauce
Jonahsauce

At least the shipping was free...

fscottj54
fscottj54

this cant be life son paint cost like $10-$20 get some space jams paint the mid black call it a day this is ridiculous

Rome 1
Rome 1

First of all some body obviously has money to burn. Secondly this should be great for us, because if some idiot, I mean some guy will pay 11,000 plus for this color-way the masses would surely pay 170 dollars for em'. It's only time before we see these in production.

nict
nict

dam thats like my whole collection in one pair fuck

ob1
ob1

HYPEBEASTing @ its finest!!!!!!!!

Fly Monster
Fly Monster

Soooo What else come with the shoe ? 11k shit no not for them shits . not even tough shits look like flake

JManSam
JManSam

To even think about spending that much for kicks is mind boggling for me, unless the winner is wealthy. If he felt it worth it, goof for him, but I can't fathom that. Side note: white cements in a few hours!

Big Infinite
Big Infinite

Even tho these are 1 of 1... 11 Gs??? U can get 2 pair of each monthly retro, foams, and still have do left over to grab sum nike mags & a vacation to hawaii

Mark
Mark

I love sneakers but people are legit retarted 11,600 my ass. Rather have a pair of Air Mags hhaha

jibba
jibba

I would much rather a pair of concords

jnguyen
jnguyen

lol this bidding was hella troll. i remembered bidding 4500 for fun

Rdinero22
Rdinero22

They come out soon and my source is getting me a pair at retail lol it's ginna be bananas when they hit

JAVI
JAVI

WHAT AN IDIOT!!!!

p-rok
p-rok

Nice J's...but for 11k I can buy a shitload of kicks for a long while. At least the seller offered free shipping.

james lowery!
james lowery!

that is retarded. I don't think I'd even pay $200 for those.

Bigboi
Bigboi

Those sneakers better be touching the pedals of a Ferrari or lamborghini! Def not worth it, cause you know Nike will drop these eventually.

TotheLeftx2
TotheLeftx2

Don't worry guys these will release soon but very limited according to my connect. Hey at least you wont have to pay $11 000 for them.

Shocker
Shocker

Dumbass... he can have them for 11k

GattDamn
GattDamn

o_O I can get a used car for that!?

ant
ant

you can just custom a pair of concords

Snackz
Snackz

Thats OD... If I had the money to blow I would have definitely copped too... But for my average sized pockets... Thats just too much for a pair of kicks that cost $5 to make and were pretty much made my accident...

C.Sheen
C.Sheen

This sample is sick but its not worth paying 11000 bugs. i just have to think of the yellowing of the sole.. ahh

Chris R.
Chris R.

If you actually followed the bidding, these cats had verified funds. You think he'd sell shoes to zero feedback bidders in the 5 figure range? Look at the thread for the bidding and see he deleted numerous bids until they could verify funds.

Payton
Payton

if anybody rick ross

air23100311
air23100311

amen. amazing what people do for a color change on the same sneaker.

Big Infinite
Big Infinite

Jay-Z probably grabbed these up. He even said "Whats 50 grand to a muthafuuucka like me can u please remind me"

Payton
Payton

and you woulda pissed that reseller off if you had won lmao!

air23100311
air23100311

hell yea they're coming out. good that u have ur "connect" . i hope my "connect" santa clause comes threw this year.

Little Davis
Little Davis

No, you can also get a new car for that.

Toto
Toto

Wouldnt a custom pair of jams be wayy easier



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