The new year is here and these are the sneakers that will go up in value the most in 2022. The main sneakers that will rise in value the most during 2022 are Nike collaboration sneakers, Air Jordan 1 Highs and Adidas Yeezys.
Of course, there are specific colorways for each of those models that will outperform, and underperform, the aftermarket. This article will go over all of that and more.
Here’s the breakdown for the story:
Nike collaboration sneakers
Nike collaborations sneakers will go up in value in 2022. When we say collaboration sneakers we mean sneakers that Nike teams up with an artist or brand to create. Some of these brands include Sacai, Union, Fragment and Stussy.
One of Nike’s biggest collaboration sneakers are their Travis Scott x Air Jordan line of sneakers. These sneakers always sell for way more than their retail price. It’s all part of the Travis Scott and Cactus Jack branding and collaboration with Nike. These shoes are typically very unique looking, attractive in terms of design and are always surrounded by a ton of hype. At this point, Travis Scott has released several different Air Jordans and Nike sneakers that will sell for a lot of money.
Another well-known Nike collaboration that will skyrocket in value during 2022 is its Off-White collaboration sneakers. The creator of Off-White, Virgil Abloh, recently died near the end of 2021 and since his death happened, his sneakers have taken off on the aftermarket. If you have any Off-White sneakers then hold onto them. You can expect prices to fly up in value throughout all of 2022.
Other popular Nike collaborations that typically do well are the A Ma Maniere collaborations. These can be hit-or-miss, but recently they’ve really released a lot of great sneakers that sell for a lot of money. The A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 1 is a great example of a recent release that sells for a lot of money on StockX and other reselling platforms.
Air Jordan 1 Highs
For the last few years, Jordan 1 Highs have been at the forefront of the resale market. It seems like this Air Jordan model can only go upward on the sales charts.
There are quite a few pairs of Jordan 1 Highs scheduled to release in 2022 and they will definitely go up in value. Not only that, but many of the Jordan 1s we saw release in 2021 will go up in value in 2022. It’s because buyers really like this style of Air Jordan sneaker and it’s an iconic look.
At the end of 2021, the Jordan 1 High Patent Bred was released and immediately started selling for about $500 in all sizes. By the time 2022 is over, these sneakers will probably go up to around $700 because of how hyped and limited they are.
It seems like Air Jordan 1 Highs are here to stay and will be just as relevant in 2022 on the aftermarket.
Adidas Yeezy sneakers have pushed the throttle at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. They are coming out with several new models and great colorways of older models. We’re seeing a ton of new models release like the Yeezy 1050.
The Dazzling Blue Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is a great example of this. They are giving buyers exactly what they want early in the year.
For a while during 2020 and 2021, Yeezy stopped producing as many sneakers. Boost technology can be found in many of Adidas’ sneakers, like the Pure Boost and Ultra Boost, but their Yeezy line is limited and resells for a lot of money on the aftermarket.
You can expect a couple of the Yeezy models that were released in 2021 to go up in value in 2022. However, if Adidas keeps putting out great colorways and new models in 2022 then it’s those sneakers that will rise in value during 2022.
Keep your eye on the Adidas Yeezy line because they are in a great position to release a lot of valuable sneakers in 2022.
Air Jordan Retro 4s
The most underrated sneaker model on this list is the Air Jordan Retro 4. They’ve been slowly creeping up in value on the aftermarket and more people are wanting them. You can expect 2021 Jordan 4s, like the Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘Lightning’ colorway, to go up in value a lot during 2022.
Besides Jordan 1 Highs, the Air Jordan Retro 4 is the second most wanted Jordan model right now and will only go up in value during 2022. There’s actually a big chance that the Jordan 4 model could replace the Jordan 1 High as the most wanted sneaker of 2022. These sneakers have already gone up in value that much during 2021.
Do not sleep on the Jordan 4 releases we’re going to see in 2022. There are some really beautiful colorways coming out that will be worth a lot of money and will continue to go up in 2022.
These sneakers will rise in value during 2022
So just to recap, these sneakers are going to rise in value during 2022. Investing in sneakers could be a wise move if you’re able to obtain some of these shoes.
The first kind of sneaker is Nike collaboration shoes. This means any sneaker that is a combination of Nike or Jordan and an artist or brand like Travis Scott or Union. Historically, these sneakers have sold for the most money on the aftermarket in the last few years.
Next up is the Jordan 1 High model. These have been the aftermarket’s bread and butter for the past several years and will have another great run to rise in value during 2022. Matter of fact, Jordan 1 Lows might also see a bump in value during 2022 as well.
Adidas Yeezys will also rise in value during 2022. We’re starting to see more unique Yeezy models coming out and new colorways that people really want. These sneakers will see a rise in value during 2022 and could really compete with Nike and Jordan sneakers that are releasing.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Jordan 4 Retro model. It’s been a silent creeper on the aftermarket that has been rising in value these last two years. It’s likely that 2022 will be a big year for Jordan 4s, especially with the amazing colorways coming out.
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