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Should You Buy To Flip? The Month of Air Nike Air Max Day 2017 Collection

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Source: Nike Air Max Day 2017 Collection. Nike⁠+ SNKRS

MONTH OF AIR

COUNTDOWN TO 3.26

Nike is going to own retro running and performance next month. Own! Okay, that might be a bit of hyperbole. I mean I haven’t been writing Should You Buy to Flip? because the usual suspects are all not popping, so I might be a little excited.

There isn’t a single Jordan Brand release worth discussing in terms of flipping. Not one. So how do I begin to analyze a month of greatness, not to be confused with the supposed February Month of Greatness from Footlocker, which has been quite depressing.

I begin by saying look at this picture above and notice that there are 8, 8 running drops which include new Nike technology, limited release and some serious Nike classic running drops. Will any of these shoes be worth trying your hand at flipping?

Let’s take a look. This won’t be a standard SYBTF at all. With so many releases I am going to add the picture and then give you a yeah or nay. Let’s do it.

AIR MAX 90 ULTRA FLYKNIT

INFRARED
$160.00
AVAILABLE 3/2 AT 10:00 AM EST
Should You Buy To Flip? Nay… Unfortunately Nike played itself by releasing so many iterations of this classic that adding Flyknit and the lighter weight outsole won’t do much to inspire the market. It would seem that the Infrared would spark, but think about it, the OG version dropped a couple of years ago. My last listed sale price for the OG from 2013 and 2015 at its highest was 190.00. That was on a shoe that retailed at 120-130. Nike has removed the ability to earn a mark up at 160. (add to this adidas’ failed attempt at an infrared styled colorway in the Turbo pack with the EQT and you get the picture.)

AIR MAX 1

ANNIVERSARY

Should You Buy To Flip? Really? Nay. In 2013 the last time I had this shoe, it featured the OG Sail (yellowed outsole) look. While that OG look was initially cool, it died a quick death and I eventually dropped the shoe back to retail to get off of it. This time won’t be any different. It may pop to about 149.99, but that will be the extent of this shoes secondary market value.

AIR MAX 1

ATMOS

Should You Buy To Flip? Hell yeah, if you can get it. This will not be an easy shoe to buy. It doesn’t even have a release date on the site. The Atmos remains at 800+ on every resale app out there. It’s a classic, but more important it will be limited. While limited hasn’t really meant much lately, in this instance, it means everything.

AIR MAX 1

MASTER

Should You Buy To Flip? (Insert the exact same words I mentioned above and subtract 400.00.) Seriously, this is going to be very similar to the Presto Greedy (which should make you nervous, but not really). That black base makes this a shoe that will be a dope addition to your wardrobe and more important it is so eye catching people will definitely have a need to add it to the collection. Unlike the Presto I can see this shoe maintaining its resale value.

AIR MAX LD-ZERO

WOLF GREY

Should You Buy To Flip? I want to say Nay because if people killed the Steph Curry Chef, then these aren’t too far behind. The only difference is the name Hiroshi Fujiwara. When you get a Fragment design it typically kills, but you have to be careful here. A few years back a Hiroshi Roshe that was made to look like a Cortez ended up at the Nike Clearance Store and still didn’t sell out. These will not be a GR so they will be a shoe that gets flipped. I have a pair of Fragment design Cole Haans in white… I get asked for them off of my feet every time I wear them. That’s the power of Hiroshi.

AIR MAX 1 ULTRA 2.0

3.26

Should You Buy To Flip? Here is the description from the site: To celebrate 30 years of Air Max 1, the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 arrives. Recognized as the most innovative Air Max 1 to date, cored-out ultra-tooling helps make it one of the lightest Air Max models ever. The “3.26” placed on the tongue marks the anniversary of the original. Even with the 3-26 it’s still a Nay.

WMNS AIR MAX JEWELL

MAX SHINE

$100.00
AVAILABLE 3/8 AT 10:00 AM EST
Should You Buy … Do I need to write this? Nay

NIKE AIR VAPORMAX

PLATINUM
$190.00
AVAILABLE 3/26 AT 10:00 AM EDT
Should You Buy To Flip? At 190 the shoe doesn’t have a lot of room. It is the very first version of the VaporMax to drop which means that interest will be high. I’m very shaky on this. I have a feeling that the shoe could move up to the 300 dollar resale point making it an intriguing pair, but I don’t think it will hold. I do think that it’s a Yeah, but you better move these joints quick because I have a feeling they will make an engineered mesh version and the price will adjust quickly.