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Highsnobiety Break Down the Most Valuable Sneakers for 2018 Q2

Highsnobiety and StockX has crunched their data and unveiled the most valuable sneakers for 2018’s second quarter. Based on sales between April 1 to June 30, Pharrell Williams takes gold in the standings, with his bullion-blessed China-exclusive adidas Hu NMD coming out on top by a margin the size of the Great Wall.

The uber rare 300-pair exclusive was followed by another Skateboard P design — the N.E.R.D Hu NMD 'Homecoming' — while 2 Chainz and Versace’s Chain Reaction colourways feature prominently in the top 10. Other notable mentions include the adidas x Sneakersnstuff Futurecraft 4D and Balenciaga’s Triple S in white.

  1. adidas x Pharrell Hu NMD ‘China’ pack (Gold) — $7,817 USD
  2. adidas x Pharrell x ‘N.E.R.D’ Hu NMD ‘Homecoming’ — $2,079
  3. Versace x 2 Chainz Chain Reaction ‘Spotted’ — $1,517
  4. Versace x 2 Chainz Chain Reaction ‘Red’ — $1,375
  5. Balenciaga Triple S (White, 2018 reissue) — $1,180
  6. Versace x 2 Chainz Chain Reaction ‘Plaid’ — $1,150
  7. Versace x 2 Chainz Chain Reaction ‘Black’ — $1,141
  8. Balenciaga Triple S ‘Red/Black’ — $977
  9. adidas x Sneakersnstuff Futurecraft 4D — $939
  10. Converse x Off-White Chuck Taylor All-Star — $928

As expected, Jordan Brand still dominates the market-share rankings, occupying all spots in the top 5 for Q2. Virgil Abloh’s University of North Carolina—inspired Off-White Air Jordan 1s ranked first, accounting for more than a quarter of all sneakers sold on StockX during the period.

  1. Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro ‘Unc’ — 27 per cent
  2. Air Jordan 1 Retro ‘Homage to Home’ — 13 per cent
  3. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 ‘Cactus Jack’ — 12 per cent
  4. Air Jordan 1 ‘Shadow’ (2018) — 11 per cent
  5. Air Jordan 1 Satin ‘Shattered Backboard’ (W) — 9 per cent

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