10 of the Best Sneakers to Cop for Less than Retail Today

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We have a selection of categories that we check regularly, and a number of them reside on the pages of StockX. Our favorite at the moment is the StockX Below Retail category.

We’ve become so accustomed to resale sites offering sold-out releases for wildly inflated prices that we didn’t think this was possible, but the category is stacked with releases that are available on the secondary market for less than their original retail price.

We know what you’re thinking — it’ll only be the releases that nobody else wanted, the overhyped, underperforming drops that never quite made it. Not true. To prove that this is not true, we’ve put together a list of 10 sneakers from the StockX Below Retail category.

Ranging from Travis Scott collaborations through to seminal YEEZY drops and Rick Owens collaborations, the list should be your nudge to dive head first into the StockX Below Retail selection today.

Nike and Stüssy are long-time collaborators and never miss the mark. With the duo about to release the latest Air Max 2013 collaboration, we thought it was high time to revisit one of their best projects in recent years: the Air Force 1 Mid features a distinctive Fossil-hued canvas upper and we’re a sucker for an unusual Air Force 1 Mid.

On the heels of YEEZY Day, several YEEZY silhouettes are looking sparkly new. One such silhouette is the YEEZY Boost 700 V2 Static. This understated take on the chunky sneaker is one of the easiest YEEZYs to style in your everyday life. Catch it soon & you’ll secure a pair for $25 below retail.

The StockX Below Retail category isn’t only useful for bagging collaborations and limited releases. You can also find some serious general-release gems in the mix like this New Balance 530. The Steel Grey colorway isn’t over-the-top but leaves an impact with its metallic overlays.

Rick Owens has made no secret of the fact that Converse Chuck Taylors have played a major role in inspiring his luxury silhouettes. It’s only natural that the Prince of Darkness connected with Converse, then. Rick Owens’ DRKSHDW DRKSTAR Hi is a typically avant-garde remix of the classic silhouette, boasting an elongated tongue and spliced sole unit.

The Nike Air Jordan 1 continues to be one of the Swoosh’s most celebrated silhouettes. And while certain colorways fetch two or three times their retail price at resale, a quick scroll through the StockX Below Retail category reveals some highlights for much less. The Dark Marina Blue colorway has a classic varsity spin, and you can bag a pair for just $124 right now.

The word ‘timeless’ gets thrown about a lot these days, and often it’s unwarranted. The Blazer Mid 77 Vintage is a stone-cold classic in the Nike archive and a genuinely timeless design. In its black & white outfit, it’s about as versatile as it ever looks.

Inspired by Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains, the Nike Air Max 97 adopts a super-streamlined silhouette with distinctive waving lines around the upper. This Triple White version shifts the focus entirely to the silhouette. Actually, not entirely. We’re also keenly focused on that below-retail price tag.

We’re suckers for an sneaker that’s based around a base off-white color. While there have been many more hyped designs out of the YEEZY camp, we’d actually go as far as saying that the YEEZY Boost 700 Analog is a top-five colorway.

The adidas YEEZY 450 is arguably the most alien silhouette that Kanye has ever dropped. The skeletal sole unit zig-zags up the mesh, sock-like upper which takes inspirations from sandals dating back to Ancient Rome.

The fact that there are Travis Scott collaborations sitting amongst the listings in the StockX Below Retail lineup should be enough to make it a regular visit for you. Now available for as low as $110, the Nike x Travis Scott Air Trainer 1 SP is a no-brainer.

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