Sep 14 2022
6 BEST PLACES TO BUY AUTHENTIC JORDANS
Jordans are the bread and butter to most sneakerhead's collections and some of the most sought after sneakers in the world. With this kind of demand comes three major negatives: inflated resell prices, fakes/replicas and scammers. As a sneakerhead you are all but forced to buy online to secure the kicks you want. There is a ton of risk when buying online. Am I going to receive sneakers? Are my sneakers going to be fake? Am I paying more than I should? These are some of the questions we will tackle below as we break down some of the top resell sites on the internet.
1 - StockX (Grade: C-)
StockX prides itself on being "The stock market of things", which they have done a fairly good job of becoming. You can buy anything from general release Jordan 1s to $100,000+ sneakers. With that being said, there are some major downfalls when dealing with StockX. Below we have listed the basic pros/cons of shopping with Stockx:
Unlimited Selection - Anything you want they have
Shipping Time - Upwards of two weeks on some items, depending on other seller
Possibility of receiving replicas and having no recourse to return. Learn more about the rough PR/lawsuits they received here
2 - KicksOnABudget (Grade: A)
KicksOnABudget is an exclusive, members only sneaker shop that guarantees the lowest prices in the world for exclusive Jordans, Yeezys, Nike Collabs and much more. The best part, everything is verified authentic. KicksOnABudget has an authenticity guarantee or your money back. On top of guaranteeing authenticity of every product on the platform, KicksOnABudget guarantees 2 day shipping and much more.
They have weekly restocks of all of the hyped sneakers you could want. To find out more info, checkout the homepage
Best Price on Legit Sneakers
Guaranteed Authentic or Your Money Back
Great Customer Service
Both New and Pre-Owned Kicks
Not as big of a selection as StockX and other apps
3 - GOAT App (Grade: B)
Much like StockX, GOAT is somewhat of a stock market. You place bids/asks on GOAT and once the buyer & seller agree on a price the transaction happens. Unlike StockX, GOAT has never had any big scandals of mass amounts of replica sneakers passing through their site.
Better customer service than most apps
Can buy new & used clothing & sneakers
Expensive fees to shop
4 - StadiumGoods (Grade: B+)
The spot where Joe La Puma from Complex takes celebrities sneaker shopping, the one and only, Stadium Goods. One of the industry leaders, you know what you're getting from SG. You're getting a wide array of sneakers from just about every spectrum of the game. Not only do you have an immaculate selection of sneakers, you can rest assured every sneaker is 100% authentic.
Good customer service
Faster shipping than most
Paying top notch
5 - FlightClub (Grade: B-)
Had we made this list 10 years ago, FlightClub would have been one of the #1 go to spots. They used to own the game. Nowadays, they've somewhat fallen off and often don't have the stock that competitors like Stadium Goods has. At the end of the day, you can still be secure in your purchase knowing that you will be receiving your kicks and sleep easy at night knowing they are 100% authentic.
6 - Urban Necessities (Grade: A)
The community legend, Two Js Kicks has built Urban Necessities from the ground up and turned it into one of the world's prier online sneaker shops. Not only has Jaycee (Two Js Kicks) built an awesome brand, he has been a stellar part of the sneaker community.
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