Buy, Sell or Hold: Jordan 1 Low Starfish - PUSHAS

Buy, Sell or Hold: Jordan 1 Low Starfish

 

Jordan 1 Lows have seen a massive resurgence in 2021.

With how saturated nike dunk lows are, people have been looking for simpler low cut alternatives that provide a different perspective.

This year there have been many interesting colourways of Jordan 1 Lows such as the pollens, UNCs and bred toes.

Currently the brand new Mocha Jordan 1 Low is on the rise and potentially being one of the best lows this year.

Today however, we’ll be talking in particular about the Jordan 1 Low Starfish colourway and what makes it so special.

Having adopted a more original cut than most lows, this sneaker has sparked a lot of interest this year from collectors and investors alike.

Whether you're a reseller or a casual collector, this article will help you understand all about the shoe and whether it is the right one for you.

Overview

The Air Jordan 1 Low OG Starfish released on the 26th of August for a retail price of $190 AUD.

Available at most mid tier sneaker boutiques, this shoe was one of the few exceptions this year to release in a men's and women sizing.

Paying homage to the shattered backboard orange colorway, this shoe represents the similar colour uniform Michael Jordan wore when he famously broke the backboard in a 1985 exhibition game in Italy.

Featuring beautiful smooth white leather overlays and a crisp Nike air swoosh, this shoe brings back the Jordan 1 Low in an original colour and reigniting old sneakerheads desire for a retro appeal.

The shoe comes with black laces, has great cushioning and features the Air Jordan wings logo on the heel.

Air Jordan 1 Low OG "Starfish": Review & On-Feet - YouTube

Credit: @SeanGo

Analysis

While not similar in appearance, the shoe that makes the most sense for a comparison is the Jordan 1 Low in the Neutral Grey colourway.

These two sneakers are similar in their demand, price point and size run.

From the onset we can see that historically Jordan 1 Lows in the women's sizes don’t have much movement and thus don’t warrant an investment.

Whilst women's and grade school pairs rose about $20 in the past 5 months, men' s pairs have been showing much more potential rising $50 trending upwards.

With similar color blocking to the Jordan 1 Low Chicago and of course the shattered backboard 1, there will be a lot of people turning to the starfish lows as an affordable alternative.

As of right now prices have mainly seen a slow downward trend with most pairs going between $280 to $300 AUD.

I expect these prices to not go down much further. 

Air Jordan 1 Low OG Neutral Grey Feature

Credit:@Pinterest

Buy, Sell or Hold?

For both collectors and investors alike, this is the best time to buy into the shoe.

It's a great wearable colourway with significant historical references.

We have seen similar shoes explode in price in the past and it would be a shame to miss out.

With the release date being lost past and all stores already done releasing pairs, there's only room to go up.

I see the Jordan 1 Low Starfish reaching $400 in 6 months and potentially $500 in a year with a bigger focus on men sizes.

 

Final Thoughts

The Air Jordan 1 Low Starfish is a great long term investment and an awesome shoe overall.

This shoe is here to stay and will definitely only gain popularity over time.

You can purchase the Jordan 1 Low Starfish here.

Written by Oliver Tan - Analyst

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