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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written by Oliver Tan - Analyst