On May 21, Nike released a limited-to-24 pack of Kobe Bryant x Nike SB Eric Koston 1 shoes. Retail price? $1,000. Granted, the shoes were packaged in a custom humidor with a suede shoe bag and signature Nike Eric Koston golf balls, with proceeds being donated to the Kobe Bryant Family Foundation charity.
Now flip the digital pixels of time a month later and this Japanese sneaker site is selling one box they acquired for more than double the price. 178,000 yen or $2,200 in US currency. If you’re a Japanese buyer and worried about the price though, the site does say the 178,000 yen figure includes the tax, so obviously it’s something to think about now.