February 8, 2013 BY John Kim / 17
What’s so significant about the Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’? It’s one of the earliest Air Jordan releases that were individually numbered. A limited run of the Royal 1s released, but nobody even knows how limited. Why is that? Some of the pairs were numbered out of 31,213, while others were out of 11,928. Sales samples were numbered 00000 out of 00000. Strange at the very least, but the Royal 1s from 2001 are still one of the most coveted Jays of the decade, although next Saturday’s release will definitely close the book on the hunt for some collectors. If you’re looking to cop in advance of the 2/16 release date and avoid the crowds for All-Star Weekend, cop now from kicksclusive on eBay.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
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I stopped copping retro J's in 2003 but I have recently looking at copping a couple of pairs. I went to buy a pair of 4's that were restocked at finish line this past week. Had them in the cart, went back to see if i could ship them to the store and the website froze on me. Watched the countdown for the 3's and had no luck with a crazy fast connection. I want these more than the previously mentioned kicks but i don't think it's even possible. Well, not without going above retail
400?.. they probably won't even go fa more then 250 on da resale market... these niggas & they prices.
@SkilledHooper82 Me 2 lol!
@CreatedByLeon not sure if troll
The sneaker community is its own worse enemy. WE control it, yet we allowed sneaker prices to go so high. If ppl wouldn't pay, the prices would not be ridiculous. Additionally, Nike wouldn't have caught notice and jacked up retail on us. Then other brands followed suit with $180 Rose's. The WORST part is what Jordan Brand has done driving prices higher still while pumping out crappy quality retroes. They fill JayZ and Wale and Rihanna and youngins fall for the trap the same way as Beat headphones. And guess what, it worked like a charm. Now we see CitySole dropping preorder price of $50 up retail for every GR retro Jordan and Nike making the norm sneaker price tag at $200 for retail.
$250 - AJ XX8;
$235 - FJ Foams;
$250 Ray Gun Barkleys;
$250 Lebron Elite 9s.
$180 Nike Air Max 2013s
Look what happened to the Galaxy foams, ParaNormans, and overhyped Kanyes
We did this to ourselves. You don't see NOT ONE sneaker blog helping tbd community or even discussing the matter. Not one! Why? Because they profit off the madness as well, and, if they didn't, we wouldn't see 5+ pages of the same shoe for 1 entry that could be on the same page, nor would we see 20+ entries for the same shoe over a couple months span. We are our worst enemy because if Kats buy at high prices or click on every page, SHIT WILL REMAIN THE SAME!
@NuttyKicks its true i personally have been slowly stepping away copping mostly clearance items or designer stuff where, yes, i pay much higher prices, but i receive much greater quality