Maybe this should be considered a message to Nike about their limited releases. When it comes to supply and demand for Nike Air Jordans, there is undoubtedly more of one than the other.
According to a new report by Quartz, Jordans are currently the most re-sold sneakers on eBay and account for $1 of every $3 spent on sneaker sales on the website. We guess the other two are going to those very rare red Octobers, also from Nike.
On the online auction site eBay, some 2.25 million pairs of sneakers were sold for roughly $200 million last year, according to estimates by sneaker data site Campless. And of that, over $62 million was spent on Air Jordan sneakers, which can go for as much as $2,800 for a pristine pair of 1985 originals, still in their box, or $1,500 for a limited edition Retro 4 IV Doernbecher pair, which originally retailed for $175 in 2011. Jordan XIs and Jordan Vs alone, the two most popular makes, accounted for more than $25 million of eBay sneaker sales. But there are plenty of other hefty top sellers.
Apparently, the total amount that eBay customers spent on Jordans is likely even higher than the $62 million figure.
Meanwhile, Jordan is somewhere with his hoop earring in puffing on cigars. Good life.