Air Jordan 1s are both exclusive and elusive. You’ve always had to line up and camp out in anticipation for them. Many fans who missed the release would pay over retail to own a pair from the aftermarket. That’s how the sneaker reselling game began to flourish into a billion dollar industry, according to Forbes.
It’s their exclusivity that contributes to the making and development of sneaker bots. Not to mention the hundreds of dollars resellers can make from selling one pair of AJ1s. Jordan Brand sends a message to resellers in the form of Varsity Maize and Black high tops. If you buy these “Not For Resale” Air Jordan 1s, be sure to wear ’em!
Resellers are both good and bad in the fact that they can guarantee you get the sneaker of your dreams, but at a high cost. And sometimes the prices are just too ridiculously high. This creates a stigma around the act of reselling sneakers, even if you do it for a living.
There’s always this negative connotation to the word reseller. Especially when people don’t understand the hustle. But what some people don’t understand is that they couldn’t have bee able to cop their Air Jordan 1s otherwise.
There’s such a high level of competition with sneaker bots, ATC services, and etc. It’s nearly impossible to cop manually anyway. So unless you get yourself a sneaker bot and learn how to cop on your own, you might always have to rely on resellers and pay them their asking price. And you can’t go to just any reseller, you need a credited one who will never sell fakes.
The classic Air Jordan 1s Retro, with a white leather upper and black overlays, comes with hits of bright yellow ‘Varsity Mazie’ on the collar, heel, and outsole. However, unlike classic Air Jordan 1s, these come with a Virgil Abloh-like vibe.
To throw some shade on resellers, the Helvetica font reads, “Not For Resale” on the Midsole. On the heel is an embroidered “No” on the left and “Photos” on the right. On the tongue tab is “Wear Me” and at the toe box is a simple “Please Crease” request. Finally, the insoles read “No L’s”.
Of course, the funny this is that these Air Jordan 1s will definitely resell. They’re going to be an extremely limited and hard to cop, unlike recent Yeezys. That’s got to be ironic!
What a juicy week for Nike x Off White releases!
Virgil Abloh is one very busy man. How he juggles all this work, no one knows. Abloh is Kanye West’s longtime creative director, much before he became the founder of his own brand, Off White. Today, he’s proudly the first African American to become Men’s Fashion Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton. But, of course, sneakerheads know him best for his work on 10 loved Nike shoes.
The Nike x Off White was the spotlight collaboration of 2017. But just how many shoes is Virgil planning to release in The Ten part collection V2? As the Nike x Off White collaboration continues this year, we have the same silhouettes but seeing more colors.
The white on white Off White x Air Jordan 1 dropped earlier this year. But that was just the beginning of many Nike x Off White shoes waiting to release. @Py_rates are truly the plug when it comes to limited sneaker and specifically Nike releases. Several different informed leakers rely on their posts. They could almost be the “Yeezy Mafia” of Nike drops. The following information is provided by their account.
The black version of this shoe released late last month, while the white version will see its release among several hyped sneakers dropping on Saturday, April 14th.
Ah, the one that never dropped is finally dropping and the release date is rumored to be May 10th! Mark your calendars!
After being rocked with production problems it looks like @Nike & @off____white have over come there issues and will be dropping the @converse CTAS 70 Hi which featured in the original 'The 10' collection. The pair will be dropping on the 10th May 2018. Will you be looking to cop a pair now that the wait is over? #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
The world will be blessed with the third Off White Air Jordan 1 to release. Initially, it was thought to come in a UNC blue colorway, but py_rates are providing us with a better mockup featuring a dark powder blue instead. Truly a unique pair of Jays. The predicted release date is some time next month, retailing for $190.
@Nike x @off____white will be back in May with yet another @Jumpman23 Jordan 1, this time using the UNC pair as inspiration. The pair will feature orange stitching, we'd love to know what you think to our mock up. Let us know what you think to the new colour-way in the comments below. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
Another shoe that’s likely to drop in May is this. The Nike X Off White Air Force 1.
Not one, not two, but THREE colorways of the Nike Blazer Studio Mid?! That’s interesting. Last year we saw the white colorway release. This year we start with the Vanilla pair. To be quite honest, it looks like leftover white pairs that got dirty. But these are just mockups and the real deal will definitely have some differences. That one will supposedly release in July.
Following the dirty vanilla pair will come the most dope one of them three, the Wolf Grey colorway. It’s set to release in September alongside the Black pair which is also pretty decent.
The October Nike x Off White releases are many. We start with the Zoom Fly which a black pair of the white one that released in The Ten part 1.
Continuing on with the Black & White theme @nike & @off____white have going on in Part 2 of their 'The 10' collection, the duo will be dropping a new colour way for the Zoom Fly this October. Will you be looking to cop this version of the Zoom Fly? (Picture = Mock up done by us) Tag a friend in the comments below who would love to own a pair. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
But that’s not all for the Zoom Fly, get an eyeful of these bright pink kicks! Anyone say Breast Cancer Awareness month? That’s also in October! But we’re just guessing here. Who knows when these will actually release? No date has been confirmed yet.
*@Nike x @off____white are planning on dropping a new colour-way for the next ‘Zoom Fly’, this one’s definitely alot louder. We have come up with 4 different mock ups of how we imagine the shoe will look on the early info we have at this stage.Let us know what you think In the comments below is this a cop or drop situation for you? Tag a friend who'd rock these. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
Following that, the Air Force 1 Low, similar to the MoMA one that dropped before. October’s your second chance to cop it.
@Nike x @off____white will be dropping another black 'Air Force 1 Low' this October. Which do you prefer our mock up on what the shoe could look like or the @MuseumModernArt version that dropped previously? Let us know in the comments section below. Tag a friend who would love a pair of these. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
And of course, the white Air Max 90 from the Off White The 10 collection would be devastated without its black counterpart.
And finally, the last leak so far is the Air Max 97 releasing in two colorways. The black colorway will be releasing to compliment the white pair from 2017. That’s no surprise. But then we have a white one with mint accents and a grey sole, now that’s unique.
This November @Nike x @off____white will be dropping two new colour-ways in the Air Max 97's. As Part 2 of The 10 begins to take shape we see @virgilabloh make use of more vibrant colours such as 'Menta'. Let us know what you think to our mock ups in the comments below. Tag a friend who would cop. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴
And there’s more to look forward to! According to Hypebeast, Virgil Abloh will be presenting us two new Air Prestos. One black and one white.
Stay tuned to our blog for more information regarding Nike x Off White drops as the year unravels.
With Virgil Abloh having been on Kanye’s team in the past, who’s to say it wouldn’t happen again? An OFF-WHITE Yeezy is not some figment of the imagination. It is a look into the future of design with concise knowledge of the past. One designer, Huy Le envisioned a day when Virgil Abloh will pick up a Yeezy and make magic happen. This is what an OFF WHITE Yeezy would look like.
These babies do not come cheap. You can buy ready-made OFF-WHITE Yeezys for a minimum of $850. However, prices vary depending on your shoe size. Some sizes can cost you up to $50 more. The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Creams used for these customs are 100% authentic according to Huy Le. However, if you already own your pair of authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Creams, all you need to do is send yours over to be customized. Huy Customs will hand paint your Yeezys to give it that OFF-WHITE treatment for just $350.
What’s really noticeable in the photographs above, there is intense care to every detail of the customization. I mean check out that orange on the heel tab! Not to mention that the shoe also comes with the signature zip tie.
Custom sneakers have been a thing ever since Vans Customs started the tradition in 1966. The designer would make Vans with any fabric his customers brought to the store. And you can still customize your own Vans today to give it your own touch. We get to customize our homes, phones, desktops, workspaces, game characters, profiles, and even t-shirts, so why stop there? In a world full of Beluga 2.0s, why not be a little unique and add your own twist to things?
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After the success of the first OFF WHITE x Nike collaboration, Virgil Abloh may be teaming up again with Nike for another exclusive The Ten collection. At least that’s what it looks like! These Instagram posts show two colors of the OFF WHITE x Nike VaporMax 2018:
Releasing in 2018, the OFF WHITE x Nike VaporMax will retail for $250 similar to last year’s VaporMax. Its Flyknit upper will be available in black and another in white. The revolutionary Air VaporMax sole will be translucent. Of course, it’s not complete without the hallmark OFF WHITE branding which will be on the sides, laces, and let’s not forget the red plastic zip-tie.
So unless you live in a cave, you know of this collab. Virgil Abloh, the founder of OFF WHITE, had the privilege of reconstructing ten Nike shoes to create The Ten collection. He took apart ten classics and put them back together, adding his signature touch. It was one of the most hyped collaborations of 2017.
Today, the OFF WHITE x Nike Air Jordan 1 is dubbed by many to be the shoe of 2017. Reselling it will make you more money than Yeezys. Furthermore, the Converse from The Ten 2017 will be coming out early 2018 due to some production issues.
This is father and son duo who find pure joy out of sawing through expensive shoes, among other things. They start by showing us the architecture which inspired the Air technology. Later in the video, they saw through the shoe to show us what’s inside the Nike Air VaporMax.
Nike refused to disclose what is actually inside the sole when the father asked. They said it’s a mixture of gases, and that’s what gives you the ultra-light, bounce in your step. If you pay attention you can actually hear the pop when the machine saws through the lightweight cushioning-unit.
Virgil and Nike just showed off a white on white Nike Air Jordan in Paris Fashion Week! Feast your eyes upon its beauty:
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By the end of December, we tend to look back and see the best and worst times that passed so we can move to the next year. Let’s give Kanye a helping hand and do a wrap up 2017’s Yeezy releases so we can happily awe at the Yeezys dropping in 2018.
Now that Yeezy season has come to a bittersweet end, let’s take a moment to reminisce Yeezys of 2017.
First, we had the bold Yeezy Boost 350 Bred:
Second, came the Yeezy Boost 350 Zebra, which re-released:
Then came the triple white, Yeezy Boost 350 Cream Whites:
And how can we forget the Wave Runner 700s?
At last, we had the three extremely hyped releases of Fall 2017 the Yebra, Beluga 2.0, and Blue Tints:
We also had a grey Powerphase that came out this month and a white Powerphase that came out earlier:
Oh, and the Desert Rat 500 Super Moon Yellow that came as part of a set that cost $760:
Next year seems promising and it looks like Ye and Adidas have their work cut out for them. We already know some of the Yeezys dropping in 2018. Well, let’s just start with the great news. It looks like Ye’s going for all neutral tones in 2018, which kind of takes us back to when Kayne first started with Adidas.
We’re moving away from crazy Boost 350 colorways. We have more subtle colors coming up in 2018: Sesame (left) and Ice Yellow (right).
The Desert Rat 500 is another Yeezy dropping in 2018. This time you won’t have to pay $760 for it. However, the Yeezy Mafia has led me to believe that the colorway dropping this time won’t be the same Super Moon Yellow.
We’ve also got the black Calabasas Powerphase early in 2018:
Moreover, still waiting for updates on new Wave Runner 700 colorways.
And could we be expecting updates about the apparent basketball Yeezy?
Also, what is this? It looks like something that would be created if the Wave Runner 700 and the basketball-ish shoe got married.
Keep your eyes open for more updates, because 2018 looks like it’ll be a nice year for new Yeezys to be born.
Not to add salt to the wound or anything, but two fine Yeezys came out in November and you probably copped none. Not saying it’s your fault; copping Yeezys is no easy task, even for a hype demon. Plus, it could be bewildering if you’re a beginner in this wicked sneaker game. To be fair (yes even a demon can be fair sometimes), the Yebras, Semi Frozen Yellows, Yeezy McChickens, or whatever you want to call them, were the most limited V2s ever. But what’s your excuse for the Beluga 2.0s? Those were densely stocked, son. SMH. However, now we’re not too far away from the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tints. You know what they say, third time’s a charm. Are you willing to learn a my favorite deadly tricks for copping Yeezys? This is my Apprentice 6-6-6 guide to copping Yeezys manually online.
Copping Yeezys isn’t as complex and labyrinthine as many like to put it. All it takes is some damn research and preparatory measures, but no one seems ready for that. What if I told you it’s not as frightening as you may think?
If you have to, bribe your friends with free food at your place, and let ‘em bring their laptops and cell-phones. Let copping Yeezys become an event!
Ask your provider to give you an upgrade to the highest internet speed there is.
The world has got some darling individuals who designate servers a near as possible to cop sites like Adidas. Using a server improves your connection to the sneaker sites you want to cop from.
Do you want to get your ass banned? No. So invest in some private proxies. As many as the devices, you’ve gathered. Make sure they’re located in the same country you want to cop from, and near the server you got.
Reminder: You’re going to need different credit card information for each device you have. Ask your friends, your parents, your grandparents, even get new cards from other banks. Do what you gotta do to have as many cards as you can, because that’ll increase your chances tremendously.
You heard me my G. If you want to get good at copping Yeezys, you need to get good at solving captchas. Even let your friends and family solve ‘em with you on other devices when you get through to the product page.
Wake up early and start your day by getting yourself in the right mood for copping Yeezys. Get that cup of coffee, tea, or any drink that gets you energized. Don’t drink too much though, because you don’t have time for a pee break.
Before you enter the “waiting room”, you will need to refresh the Adidas website’s splash page as often as you can. But once you’re in the queue for your Yeezys DO NOT REFRESH. I repeat, DO NOT REFRESH! A lot of copping engines get passed the splash page directly into the “waiting room”.
Here, you’ll need to be extremely quick. On each device, you only have one chance. It’s do or die. Simple three things to do: (1) Select your desired size. (2) Solve the captcha. (3) Add to cart.
Make sure that all the required information is there. One wrong or missing letter can be fatal. Recheck your billing information and shipping address. Make sure that no same card is being used more than once.
Breathe heavily into a paper bag if you have to.
The process of copping Yeezys is never complete until you receive a confirmation of purchase/ shipment email.
Is it time for me to say, “Godspeed”? *smirk*
Tip 1: Don’t be a baby about it. Figure out what went wrong for next time.
Tip 2: Sell the rest online for more than they’re worth! That’s pure evil, just the way I like it! Or, well, if you’re feeling charitable, give some pairs away….. Or you can bribe someone for a pair, teehee.
Tip 3: Thank the generous friends and family who helped you out.
Tip 4: Share your experience. Write a blog. Make a YouTube video. Do something useful.
Tip 5: Remember, just because you got lucky once doesn’t guarantee that you’ll always get lucky copping Yeezys.
Tip 6: You may want to make and upgrade to your copping method depending on how many pairs you want to cop. Adding a copping engine to the mix is a great way to do that.
Despite all these sinister and foolproof tricks, a lot of people have sold their souls and resorted to using copping engines. That’s funny because they sold their souls for the soles. See what I did there? Am I the only one who finds that funny?
Anyway, copping engines can drastically increase a person’s chances at copping Yeezys in a stress-free manner. The cool thing is that these engines can work independently after being prepped and started correctly. Less work, more Yeezys.
This guide better have helped you in some way. It took some effort to write this down for you, while I could have been out doing something else. Maybe I’ll go have some well-deserved me-time right now. DEMON OUT. *mic drop*