While attempting to disregard my disapproval towards Kanye and anything he endorses, I’m here to tell you something I think is worth hearing.
It’s bad enough the retail price of a pair of the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost is going to set you back $200 and some change (after taxes), can you even fathom what the resell price for these joints are going to be?!
I’m attempting to figure this out, so why not guess what the price will be by comparing it to the resell price of the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost? A quick look at the sold listings on ebay tells me that a pair of the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost were selling for as much as $6000 (what?!) but it looks like the average selling price at the moment comes out to around $1,500 each for the $350 shoe. If we use utilize those same numbers and calculations and put them on the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost, it looks like you’re looking at spending around or close to $1,000. Yeah, $1,000 for an adidas
Roshe Yeezy 350 Boost.
While I can’t tell you what the exact aftermarket price is going to be for the Yeezy 350, I’m going to go out on a limb and and predict that they will probably begin to resell for around $800-$900. If you strike out on release date and trust me, a lot of you will,
Don’t buy the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost at resell value!
Whatever that resell price ends up being, I can guarantee you that it’s too much. You know how I know, because the retail price is already too high to begin with. Don’t ruin it for the rest of the people looking to get a pair, by overpaying for a sneaker that isn’t worth overpaying for. Once a couple people begin to give in to the proposed (high) price, the market value soon begins to establish itself, and boom, just like the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”, you’re going to have to end up paying a ridiculous amount of money to resellers for a shoe that is not even remotely close to being worth that much.
If you genuinely love the shoe, for whatever reason it may be (it doesn’t matter), do yourself a favor and wait it out. Don’t give in to the reseller price.
Wait it out!
Here’s why. I clearly remember when reports started leaking that the adidas Yeezy 350 was set to drop sometime in June, it was also being mentioned that adidas was going to make sure that the next version of Kanye’s sneakers will be the “Yeezy you can actually own!”. What that exactly means is that the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost will be released in much larger quantities than the original adidas Yeezy 750 Boost. Now that doesn’t mean that it will release in mass quantities this coming Saturday, but it means that eventually, after several restocks, everyone who wants a pair, will be able to own one.
Although “saying” you’re going to do something and actually “doing it” are two completely different things, there’s nothing any of us can do but wait and see how adidas decides to handle this situation. Remember when Kanye mentioned that one of the reasons he switched to adidas was because he wanted all of his fans to have the opportunity to buy his shoe? He let us know that Nike wasn’t able to come through when it came to releasing mass quantities of his shoe and adidas let him know he won’t have that type of problem. Well, that didn’t turn out so well with the adidas 750 Boost, right? Here’s to Kanye and adidas keeping their word and making this Yeezy much more accessible than its predecessor. If they do in fact keep their word, you will be seeing the 350 Boost for sale, in mass quantities, everywhere! How dope would that be for everyone looking to get a pair! So for the sake of everyone looking to get a pair, but doesn’t quite have $1,000 to spare for a pair of shoes, here’s to hoping that adidas keeps their word.
adidas, show Nike how it’s done and give every one of your consumers who are looking to get a pair of the 350 Boost an actual and realistic opportunity to do so.
Aside from saving your consumers a lot of money by not having to pay a ridiculous price over retail, they would all respect you for doing such an honorable deed. Isn’t that what customer service is all about anyway? Only time will tell.