Does The Value Of Your Kicks Affect How Much You Like Them?

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You’ve got some rare heaters in your collection. From limited-edition Jordans, to retro runner collabs, to any type of Yeezy, there’s some valuable kicks that you possess. You’re happy and proud to have them and you should be. Having valuable pairs is always dope. However, there’s a very important question that you need to be asked: does the vaue of your kicks affect how much you like them? 

“What are you saying?” you might be thinking. “Where’s the connection?”. Fair question. Sometimes, when a sneaker’s limited and expensive, people grow to like it simply because it’s limited and expensive, not because they actually like the design or the aesthetic of the sneaker that much.

It’s understandable. When you have something that others can’t afford or can’t find, you might grow attached to it because it makes you feel exclusive. Having something others want and can’t have can be very satisfying, and in sneakers it’s the name of the game. However, you shouldn’t pass something up just because it’s not expensive or others do have it. Maybe you copped something intending to keep it but thinking that it would be cool to have just because it would be valuable, and the resell market for it wasn’t what you expected. Don’t let that sway your opinion of the shoe. If it’s dope, it’s dope.

Let me hit you with a personal example. Recently, I hit on a pair of the “sail” Supreme Air Max 98’s. I copped them to rock, and I also assumed that they’d be pretty valuable. Although they are reselling, they’re not going for as high of an amount as I (and other sneakerheads) thought they’d be. Maybe that’s because nobody cops Supreme to rock anymore since that damn Complex documentary, but that’s a story for another day.

Regardless of what the resell market is looking like, I love the shoe. It’s clean. It’s just flashy enough. Classic Air Max styling is never a bad thing. My opinion of the shoe didn’t decrease just because it’s not as “valuable” as I thought it would be. So don’t worry about the value others place on shoes. Cop and wear what you like. If what you like turns out to be extremely valuable…great. If not…no big deal. High resell value does not a dope shoe make.


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