Flint 13s – Started Out Strong, Where to Next?

DSC08330

Jordan 13s has been a very predictable sneaker over the years in terms of re-sell price trends.  You usually wont’ lose money, but waiting for it to go up in price can take a long time….and I mean a really long time.  This is respect to the retro colourways (ie, breds, chicago and flints) and not the new colourways.

With the recent releases of the Flint 13s, we have the luxury to easily see where resell prices would land because this shoe was first released in 1997 and has been retro 3 times in 2005, 2010 and now 2020.  Prior to the announcement of the retro of the 2020, prices of the 2010 retros were actually selling quite respectably high around $400 and this tells us a lot about the demand for this sneaker in terms sneakerheads actually looking to buy this sneaker to wear.  I honestly don’t see re-sellers looking to buy and flip this shoe unless there was a deal.

As expected when they were released this time around it was a no brainer that it would be an instant sell out and indeed it was. In fact the resell prices were quite favourable just prior to the release but of course prices started to drop once people started flipping their pairs.  This isn’t a sneaker I typically would go for in terms of investing, but I did buy a few pairs as they were available to me.  Not going into too much details, sometimes when I get offered pairs at a favourable price (usually in bulk) I may buy them anyways if there were no other sneakers I need to go for that I needed to focus my capital on.  Moreover, since all the sneakers has been delayed from the top as of late and knowing I most likely won’t lose money on this pair…I picked up a few pairs anyways just so I have them in stock and benefit IF the market unexpectedly gets hot on these.

DSC08329

So where are these going next?  Right now they are trending around $250 USD, which is about a 30% premium on top of the retail price.  From a resell standpoint it’s kind of in a dead zone because are you going to sell it and make only $10-$20 after fees for a sneaker that was somewhat difficult to cop?  That’s assuming you paid retail.  As I mentioned before I wouldn’t mind $10-$20 margins if it’s on sneakers that I have crazy quantities on because I know I can make it back in volume if I scale to make it worth it.  However for these I certainly wouldn’t sell it now given the tiny margins and low quantities I have.  These are pairs that I would just stash away for a year or even 2 to see where the market goes.  I mean ideally I usually invest in pairs that would go up in price in the shortest time possible, but sometimes it’s fun to also take some risk on pairs that play out in a slightly longer term if the downside risk is low for a chance for an unexpected price pop.  In this market you never know…if Travis Scott was to randomly wear these tomorrow, it might be too late to cop pairs then.  So where do you think these will be selling at next year this time?

Comment down below on where you think prices would go OR whether or not you copped a pair to wear or to resell.  I will be giving away a pair of GS size DS Flint 2020 in size 4 or 4.5 US to one random person in the comments below.  You must also follow the blog and comment on our IG post as well to be eligible for the draw.  We will provide free shipping for the winner within Canada and US only.  No purchase necessary.

 

75 thoughts

  1. Did not cop to wear, as I am personally not interested in this particular sneaker, or to resell, as margins were not high enough for it to be worth the effort for a small fish like me

    Like

  2. I copped a pair at a decent price to sit on for a bit. I doubt I’ll wear these, but it seems like a low risk (albeit low reward) investment.

    Like

  3. I think prices will steady at $350-375 in about a year. It’s a very popular shoe, but it seems like most people who really wanted them copped multiple pairs on release day, so resell will be slow to rise. I personally love this colorway, but didn’t cop because 13s never fit my feet well. It’ll be interesting to see how these do in the long run.

    Like

  4. I copped a pair of personals. The flint 13s are my favorite pair of Jordan’s. I overslept on release day and was tempted to pick up a pair from a reseller on offer up for $250. I was lucky enough to be awake when the J23 app had a restock notification from Dick’s. I copped my pair at retail and am very happy with it. I might wait a few years to wear cause I do have the OGs I’m wearing atm and in case prices jump I might consider selling or trading for something I don’t have.

    Like

  5. I think they will definitely go up in price just because it is a classic colorway and people will want them a year from now. They have restocked a lot but are already going up a little bit.

    Like

  6. I think sizes 10-12 will get to $300 this time next year. I copped several pairs to resell for a quick flip.

    Like

  7. I have the 2005 pair and didn’t see a need to get the 2020 pair. However I didn’t expect to see how hot the shoe was. Must be because it’s an OG color. Wishing I picked up a pair now. Haha. But down the road I’m thinking these will hit in the $300-350 next year. Good read as always brother.

    Like

  8. Copped off the SNKRS app mainly to see if I could even do it… we all know how bad nike can be. Sold it in person for 300 when they were at 280 for a size 9. Dont see them going up much until a few years. Good read for sure, thanks for all these blogs they are super good!

    Like

  9. Missed on my size, but managed a couple for resell. I think short term prices won’t differ much than current market prices. But give it 3-5 years and you’ll see the rise. 2010s fetching upwards of 500CAD still and are seen as an inferior retro in terms of quality and lack of 3M. Just gotta be patient.

    Like

  10. Personally I copped a pair to wear because they are so clean, but after your post on how air jordans 1s do after a year I plan on holding all my 2020 purchases for a year to see how they do in value

    Like

  11. In my Opinion , these will probably rise for a little longer , but wont perform too well long term. I think alot of the hype came from “The Last Dance” which will slowly die down again soon. Great Blogpost tho

    Like

  12. I acquired one for resell in a size 13 incredibly easily. I was originally gonna pass but prices weren’t awful and it turned out to be a nice little quicky flippy. Over time they will stay very stagnant and then after a year or more I think prices will increase. The number of pairs resellers got a hold of is astronomical so the market won’t jump any time soon.

    Like

  13. I believe they’ll be ranging between 280-340$ according to different sizes in one year, don’t see them crossing 350$ mark

    Like

  14. Copped a pair to wear as they are a classic. Think prices will drop a bit but will come back up in the long run…because again they are classics.

    Like

  15. Copped a personal from the SNKRS shock drop and a personal from @netmagnetism member drop! Plus a few pairs from other stores to resell 🙌🏼

    I def think prices are going up from here. If I had to guess, a year from now I’m saying $350ish range for most sizes. Like you said these are an extremely wearable shoe and there are lots of new sneaker heads that want these now! Chances are as pairs get worn, DS market goes 📈

    Like

  16. It will go around 360-400$ in 2 years in sizes like 8-10 if i am right choose me as a winner after 2 years 🙏

    Like

  17. 1 year from now probably around 300 give or take based on size, as most not-super-hyped-but-still-popular Jordan’s have settled. Would have bought pairs for myself and my daughter but missed on the day they released

    Like

  18. I think this will hit around 350 sometime next year. I use the 11 bred and concords as comparison and those are around the 350 and 400 rage respectively. I stand to think there’s a very slim chance they have the 400 profit that others think.

    Like

  19. I wanted them but was unable to cop. I think these will be $300 to $320 tops in a year.

    Thanks for all the posts and giving back as always!

    Like

  20. I think prices will be from 280-350 maybe even 320 a year from now. Best colorway, but I feel like out of the hyped retros 13 is least popular.

    Like

  21. For such an iconic shoe, I feel like $350-$400 CAD would be the the price that this pair would settle next year. When NCAA hoops are back and we have the young players wearing this model, it would push the demand back up.

    Like

  22. I think theyll be profitable in a year or two. I did not cop a personal but would hold a few for future resell. Nice read as always fam.

    Like

  23. Very good analysis. I was never a fan of the 13s so I didn’t even bother getting them to resell, as I don’t think there would be much resell on these. All Jordan retros jumped because of the documentary but I believe it will slow down very soon. I have kept some retros DS for collection and unless they go crazy high, I wouldn’t sell any of them as I don’t think I’d have a chance to get them back for retail.

    Like

  24. I unfortunately wasn’t able to purchase due to Covid-19 and being laid off but it is an amazing shoe. I had the 2010 pair and loved them. I feel that price will stay where it currently is at and will rise a bit within a year.

    Like

  25. People might slowly forget about it after a few months and come back out strong after a year, by the time people realize how great this pair is, it will easily jump you to $500 and yes I will rock them 🙏

    Like

Leave a Reply to Joey Clarke Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s