These are the most valuable trainers you can own

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  • It’s a well known fact that owning a designer handbag can be a good investment, for example this Chanel bag increases in value every year.

    But it turns out trainers can be quite valuable too, according to new research by online designer destination Farfetch.

    Specifically, if you are in possession of the Nike SB What The Dunk model, you’ll be pleased to hear that while it was originally worth £91 when it was released, it’s now worth £3,793, meaning it’s gone up 4067% in value.

    Meanwhile, the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton trainers, at £22,763are the most valuable in the world. In fact, celebrity collaborations seem to be where the money’s at, as the Chanel x Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu trainers are worth an impressive £10,619, whilst pretty much all the Nike Yeezy styles are worth a few gand.

    Our love for all things retro seems to know no bounds either, as the Air Jordan 5 retro sneakers are valued at just under £4k, whilst the Nike Air Mags are worh over £11k.

    Of course, all of this is based on the trainers being in mint condition, but if you do have any of the below, you might be sitting on a small fortune.

    Model Value Increase
    Nike SB What The Dunk 4,067%
    Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM Milano 3,800%
    Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October 3,633%
    Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red 3,456%
    Nike Air AMS Max Amsterdam 3,233%
    Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Chicago 3,058%
    Kanye West x BAPE Bapesta 2,678%
    Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Off White – ComplexCon 2,567%
    Louis Vuitton Kanye West x Louis Vuitton 2,532%
    Air Jordan 5 Retro T23 Tokyo 2,449%

    It also depends on what size they are, according to Matthieu Le Maux is a French sneaker expert and the author of 1000 Sneakers.

    He says, ‘A model in men’s size 42 to 44 (8 to 10 – UK, 9 to 11 – US) will be way more popular because a majority of men are wearing shoes in this range of sizes. It will probably be more expensive to find sneakers in these sizes than for bigger or smaller sizes/.

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