When I first called myself a sneaker head, getting access to shoes wasn’t all that difficult. Hardest thing I had to do was get up in the morning and get on Eastbay online store when a shoe first came out.
In 2012, around the NBA All-Star Game the Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” was the most sought after shoe I’ve ever seen, the hype behind that shoe was ridiculous.
I remember there were very few stores in the Atlanta area selling them, people were camping out at “Walters” a well known urban store in Atlanta the whole week waiting for those foamposites.
After the shoe released they were reselling for $1,000 plus, that was my first time seeing a new release being flipped for that much.
I felt like once the people seen how much of a profit that they could make off flipping that one shoe it took the whole resell business by storm.
What sneaker do you think started the resell business?