The 10 Most Valuable Sneakers on the Resale Market

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The global sneaker resale market is projected to be worth over $6 billion by 2025, so if you're looking to invest, it's important to know which pairs are at the top of the heap. Luxury fashion retail company Farfetch has compiled a ranking of the most expensive sneakers on the resale market, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, anything from Kanye West and Nike dominates the list.

According to the company, when deciding the value of a sneaker, they're factoring in “its rarity, its condition, the prestige of the designers at that time, and the quality of the material used to create it.”

Below is the complete list of the 10 most valuable sneakers.

1. Louis Vuitton Kanye West x Louis Vuitton

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Current Value: $29,235

This high-top, created as part of a collaboration between Kanye West and Louis Vuitton, has increased in value by 2532 percent since it debuted in 2009.

2. Nike Air Mag


Current Value: $14,617

Inspired by the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Nike’s iconic self-lacing shoe was created back in 2011 and limited to only 1500 pairs. Other models have come out in subsequent years, but the original is still on top.

3. Chanel x Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu


Current Value: $13,638

Only 500 pairs of this collaboration between Adidas, Chanel, and Pharrell Williams were ever made, and that scarcity helped increase its value by 1106 percent. The sneakers are now valued at over $13,500 a pair.

4. Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October


Current Value: $8186

This bright red addition to Kanye West's Yeezy collection is hard to miss, but its value certainly wasn't hurt by the bold color choice: The shoes have increased in price by 3633 percent since their February 2014 release.

5. Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red


Current Value: $7796

These Yeezys were created as part of Kanye West's collaboration with Nike. After being released in 2012 for $250, they're still in high demand, with pairs going for well over $7000, depending on their size.

6. (Tied) Nike Air Yeezy Blink


Current Value: $5847

These shoes were part of the first collaboration with Kanye West and sportswear giant Nike back in 2009, with an original price of $250. The "Blink" name comes from the color combo of black and pink.

6. (Tied) Nike Air Yeezy 2 Platinum


Current Value: $5847

Along with the Solar Reds, these were also a part of the collaboration between Nike and Kanye West. Starting off at about $250, these rare sneakers are now worth close to $6000.

6. (Tied) Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Chicago


Current Value: $5847

The Nike x Off-White collection of revamped classics continues to be in high demand, and the Jordan 1 shoe has continued to climb in price since its 2017 release.

9. Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM Milano


Current Value: $5701

These Nikes were exclusively released in Milan and London in 2012, and they were highlighted by their construction from Flyknit and Lunarlon technology, which help reduce their weight and work to better absorb impacts. These rare shoes have since gone up in value by 3800 percent.

10. Air Jordan 5 Retro T23 Tokyo


Current Value: $5116

Inspired by the original Air Jordan V model from 1990, these sneakers were exclusively released in Japan back in 2011 and have climbed to a value of over $5000.

Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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The 10 Best Shark Movies of All Time, According to Rotten Tomatoes

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MCA/Universal Home Video

If the ongoing popularity of shark films has taught us anything, it’s that we simply can’t spend enough screen time with these predators, who can famously ruin a beach day with one swift gnash of their teeth. And even if shark attacks are far less common than Hollywood would have us believe, it’s still entertaining to watch a great white stalk an unsuspecting fictional swimmer—or, in the case of 2013’s Sharknado, whirl through the air in a terrifying cyclone.

To celebrate Shark Week this week, Rotten Tomatoes has compiled a list of the best shark movies of all time, ranked by aggregated critics' score. Unsurprisingly topping the list is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws, which quite possibly ignited our societal fixation on great white sharks. The second-place finisher was 2012’s Kon-Tiki, based on the true story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s harrowing voyage across the Pacific Ocean on a wooden raft in 1947.

If you did happen to write off Sharknado as too kitschy to be worth the watch, you might want to reconsider—it ranks sixth on the list, with a score of 78 percent, and its 2014 sequel sits in ninth place, with 61 percent. The list doesn’t only comprise dramatized shark attacks. In seventh place is Jean-Michel Cousteau’s 2005 documentary Sharks 3D, a fascinating foray into the real world of great whites, hammerheads, and more.

But for every critically acclaimed shark flick, there’s another that flopped spectacularly. After you’ve perused the highest-rated shark films below, check out the worst ones on Rotten Tomatoes’ full list here.

  1. Jaws (1975) // 98 percent
  1. Kon-Tiki (2012) // 81 percent
  1. The Reef (2010) // 80 percent
  1. Sharkwater (2007) // 79 percent
  1. The Shallows (2016) // 78 percent
  1. Sharknado (2013) // 78 percent
  1. Sharks 3D (2004) // 75 percent
  1. Open Water (2004) // 71 percent
  1. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) // 61 percent
  1. Jaws 2 (1978) // 60 percent

[h/t Rotten Tomatoes]