Sneaker lovers unite! Crazy sad you’ve just missed the last pair of your favorite kicks? No problem, here are the best sites you can buy or sell your favorite sneakers.
There was a time when eBay had the monopoly over good second-hand sneakers online. I’m not trashing eBay, I’m just saying that nowadays there are a number of specialized sites (and facebook groups) to turn to when the Want virus hits you bad. Here are the best places to get rare sneakers from, in no particular order.
“A sneaker’s a commodity” they say, and they’ve build one of the best websites for rare footwear out there. The buyer makes an offer, the seller sets a price and when they sync, the transaction takes place.
The platform is pretty straight forward and easy to use so bookmark it, it is a great starting point in finding that pair you’re after.
2. Flight Club
One of the most prestigious sites for buying and selling the rarest and most coveted and rare sneakers. Their website ships worldwide but you can also pay them a visit in the New York or Los Angeles stores.
A user-friendly web shop for men’s clothing, not only footgear. Grailed is driven by New York hipsters and include a wide range of coveted footwear.
You can both buy and sell your best pieces on the website and they offer money back guarantee for both parties.
4. Stadium Goods
Stadium Goods has quickly established itself as a site for those who are hunting for sneakers in the premium segment. They recently signed a contract with eBay to create the ultimate buy and sell market for sneakers.
Rif is based in California but ships worldwide. Just like many of the websites featured above, this one also has a great reputation thanks to its experts who check that the products they sell are the real deal.
K’Lekt is a German-based website that connects buyers with sellers and specializes in retro runners, European exclusives and vintage products. They have over 80.000 registered users, so if you’re a sneakerhead living in Europe, you’ve just struck gold.
Kixify is trying to simplify the way people buy and sell rare sneakers. As far as I’m concerned I managed to find what I was looking for, but you should give it a spin and see for yourself.
8. The Heat Check
The Heat Check was started in 2011 after Justin Ashby, its creator paid a visit to the previous listed Flight Club. With over 2 decades experience in collecting sneakers, Justin decided to take it a step further, and here it is, another great source for finding that pair you always wanted or finding a buyer for the awesome pair you already own.
9. The Holy Grail
Another site that can make your sneaker dreams come true. For some pairs the price can get spicy, but then again, you’re buying commodities.
With members from across the world, the folks at Kicks-Crew sell authentic and rare sneakers from Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, Vans, Reebok and many other.