Good Morning Sneaker Family!! In the last year what grail have y’all been able to secure?
By - toothsome_waffles
No Grails for me.
I don't have $1,000 to spend on some bred 1s lol
Man I made the worst decision back in 2016 with that pair and I’m still kicking myself today because of it. Got them for retail and some them and still regretting it!!
I remember buying them for $380 from Goat late 2016. At the time, that was the most I had ever spent and was super regretful. It ended up having issues and I was able to back out of the purchase.
I have since purchased shoes more than that on numerous occasions and regret that I didn’t try to get another pair around that price. The resale prices now on them are ridiculous.
I remember buying them for $500 in 2018 and feeling like I got ripped off. Resell prices in general are crazy now
I got mid bred 1s for $180
I'm talking bout the highs.
Which is why im hoping I can hit on the patent leather ones coming out this year.
Consider making your own [customs](https://www.reddit.com/r/Sneakers/comments/lumr12/custom_jordan_unc_to_chi_bred_1s_painted_by_me/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) like I did. I just copped some Unc to Chi 1’s and made them Chicago’s.
Bro, same. Almost $1300 in my size. They’re almost the same price as Chicagos at this point
1994 Chicago’s 1s would be the closest to a grail I have
Closest? 2015 are grails, 94 are near holy grails aside from wearable 85s
Yea your right right. I’ve always seen the 94s as a middle child to the 85s & 2015s. But when I think about it, the sneaker is older than me & still 100% wearable unlike some 85s
Wow! Just like that 94' Chicagos. Grails for sure brother! Speaking of middle child my 2013 Chicagos are more like the step brothers to them.
Kobe 6 Grinch's, first exclusive access I've ever gotten.
I just copped some too :)
They're a top 3 Kobe cw fosho
I'm trying to find another cw rn but I don't love using stockx and I haven't seen any other deadstock around at a reasonable price for the cw
I remember when I got my Moonwalker 9's for my bday, I went back to the mall to trade them in for a smaller size the next day. That's unheard of now.
I didn't love the 9s but I have the what the Kobe highs I couldn't pass em up in the store and I'm glad I didn't they're like new in the box in my closet rn it's nice sentimental value
Yeah dude. Since he passed, literally anything with Kobe's name attached to it is taxed like a mf these days, it sucks.
None because SW air max 1/97 are too damn expensive 😢
You'll get them eventually! I finally picked a pair up by trading a couple of pairs and it's super worth it, these were my grails too.
Had to get rid of mine recently. They run big
They defs do, but I think I'm pretty wide footed so they are only a little big, but I'm not getting rid of them cos of that haha
I wish but I don’t have pairs to trade for those. I’d have to trade my entire collection lol. Also I don’t have any really hyped shoes I kinda just buy what I like
You never know! Keep on looking, could find a used steal
Yeah retail alone was crazy
Was able to cop both the '85 Neutral Grey's and Bacons this year, never thought I'd have either
Grails? Can it be a grail if it’s going for under retail because I picked up the Undefeated 97’s in the OG green after they dropped for about $150 haha
I wanted those since they first dropped.
Absolutely can man! Your grail is your grail regardless of what it’s worth and boy do I love those undefeated 97’s!!
What the hell, I just looked and since when are these selling for so low???
Picked up both Union 1s 🥵
Laying low on shoe pickups for now cause that hurt my wallet lmaoo
You picked up some serious heat, I felt that man I’ve been on a cool down lately too lol
This year alone hurt my pocket by getting the J1 SB LA x CHI and 2013 J1 Chicago's which are much needed pairs to my collection. I need to lay low too now brother...
The quality on those looks insane!
It better be for $2k lol
Did you miss a 0?
No, I meant retail. Resale value isn't really indicative of quality.
Resale value is literally what drives the market
But it's not what determines the quality of a product. There are GR dunks that retail at $100 that have terrible quality and are selling for $400-$500 resale. Do you think that these $100 retail shoes are the same quality or use the same materials as a shoe from Gucci or some other luxury brand that retail at $500?
Gucci doesn't have high quality materials either lol it's all brand name homie
It's certainly better than Nike's quality even if they don't use nearly $500 worth of material. There's more wiggle room to use better materials when you sell something for $500 than $100. Point is resale isn't what drives the quality of a product.
Resale value can go kiss my a$$. I’ll never support that underhanded business. If people want to trade, that’s cool but it’s retail or nothing for me.
So you won't even consider replica Sneakers huh?
To each their own
Immaculate to say the least man!
PADS White Cement 4 for $400, now going on Stockx for $800+ ($650 at the time)
One of my favorite 4’s of all time!!
Right? Such a classic.
Hell yeah man, in all honesty WC4’s are in my top 10 Jordan’s of all time without a doubt
Kobe 6 Grinches . Got for retail
Mocha 1s, I know they’ve gained a lot of hype and it’s made a lot of people dislike them but even from the early images I wanted them more than any Jordan 1 in the past couple years. IMO it’s the best (Non-OG) Jordan 1 colorway. The black toe color blocking is my favorite, so hopefully black toes are my next pick up.
Fire bro! I feel like I should have scooped those up when I got the exclusive access for them on SNKRS
Bro... ive been wanting to add these to my collection, but I do not want to buy resale. Also I can't believe you passed up on exclusive access brother?!?!?!?!? What!
Someone offered me these for my 2 union jordan 1’s and Chicago 1’s, I passed. These are 🔥Tho
Smart man. If I scooped the diors I’d be tryin to finesse the same deal. 😂
😂 at least your honest bro. But def not my Chicago’s j1 I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Wow! Grails galore. I wouldn't want to trade for them either. Good decision, but Diors are fire.
Civilist Dunks probably is the closest to a grail that I've been able to secure in the past year
I really want these, missed out so resell is what I’ll have to do as usual.
Skunk dunks, 2011 banned 1’s and MF DOOMs
Skunk Dunks are one of my current grails that I’m still chasing
I checked eBay every day and I have been finding crazy steals. I found vnds 2011 banned 1’s for $800😏check my profile.
Those skunk dunks are the last shoe that I was looking for. I now have everything I want, I’m done now man I’m trying to slide into a house next year
OGs or Reverse?
Vnds OG, I just landed my dream job but I don’t have that much bread for the reverse. Them boys steeeeeeeeeep
Still a 🔥 pair, congrats on the gig and the heat, hombre.
Well it ain't much but I got a pair of Yeezy waverunner, they were the first on my short list of grails I need to buy so that was a nice achievement for me :)
Next up am1/97 Sean Wotherspoon...
Picked up the adidas vegetas they are OVER 9000!! Had to pay about 300 but they were my grails to go alongside the goku ones I have
Now that is a grail brotha!! I love DBZ it was a huge part of my childhood and I’ve wanted those Goku & Vegeta’s since they announced that collaboration but I never got around to picking them up. Enjoy those man hopefully I’ll get my pairs one day!
Yeah the dbz collab got me into shoes. Getting rarer to find now in size 11 so I had to pull the trigger
Heat up the wrist next.
Deadass lol citizen watch 🤦♀️
I want to get the Last shot 14’s as well.
Not grails in terms of scarcity, but wheelin' and dealin' to finally land a pair of Rare Air Max Orange AJ1s for a decent price was my win of 2021. They're probably the closest I'll get to the Shattered Backboard aesthetic.
De La Soul Dunk Highs and Zoom Rookie Galaxies!
The Travis Scott Jordan 4 never thought I’d be able to cop it for a good price
Cactus Jack 1's were my grail this year.
Jordan 1 low paris
Such a versatile colorway
My grail would’ve been this pair of 1985 Bred 1’s on eBay that can definitely be cleaned and restored but the Bid ends before I get paid 😩
It’ll come back around man hopefully you get your grail soon.
What size are those? 13?
Wow man really close but they are a US 12/ EU 46
My grail are the Sean Cliver SBs the ones with that blue suede and that shiny gold swoosh perfection! But I’m only 14 so I’ll keep asking, saving up as much money as I can.
First of all, holy cow, you are a sneaker god
Second: Dunk High Deluxe Ostrich
Haha thank you so much man but I’m far from a sneaker god. Those ostrich dunks are perfect for fall season outfits! Going to look into getting those next
Smooth shoe enjoy man!
thanks them diors r sick too expensive for me tho 😂😂😂
copped the nike sb ‘what the paul’ for retail.
Retail gang! That’s what’s up man enjoy them!
A beautiful and enviable pair. One suggestion (and only just a suggestion)— If you copped for retail— is to sell them and use the profit to get into watches bro. A fine watch holds value far better than almost any shoe ever will,is more durable and can be passed down for generations , and has timeless appeal. It hurt when I sold a bunch of shoes I really didn’t want to part with so I could buy my first luxury timepiece. But looking back, I did the right thing. Does It suck that I’ll likely not own a pair of fragments or solars again or for at least a very long time? Damn right. But that’s outweighed by how dope that watch is. Anyway, it feels like blasphemy coming in this subreddit to say this. And to clarify, the sneakerhead in me definitely sees the diors as goals; I can’t and won’t be critical if you do decide to keep them. However, the budding horologist in me also can’t help but make this suggestion.
Hey man really appreciate the suggestion thank you!
Fearless 1s😍😍🥰 just got to my local post office last night actually 😂 waiting to go pick them up later🤩🥳🤩🥳🥳🥳🥳
You wear those right? Right?
Mans wearing a citizen watch 😂😂
Apartment Dior life? Lmao.
I’m in the Air Force living in base housing!
That architecture is instantly recognizable lol. Where are you stationed?
I was scoping the comment section to see if it was Air Force lodging hahaha. Looks exactly like my old tech school dorms from 2015. Nice pick up btw brother.
He could own the entire apartment building.
You sound like a hater. You realize not everyone with money has to live in a 12 bedroom mansion?
But why buy 8 thousand dollar shoes when you live in an apartment? Doesn’t that sound like financial priorities are out of whack?
I got them for retail! I had the residual income at the time so when I found out I was selected I had no issue picking them up!
I love when people think they know someone situation🤦🏽♂️do work bruh 🤙🏾
Who knows if dude even lives there? Lol
Not everyone wants to live in a house? Some people prefer to live in an apartment. OP could be single with no kids you never know.
You sound like a hater. Hating on people with houses
I had wanted the Carmine 6s since 5th grade - got those, they'd been the only grail I'd ever had. 🤷🏻♂️
Same here. I’m in a group chat with a few other sneaker heads I know and asked them to help me try and get them. Everyone lost out, but one of the guys rallied the troops and bought them for me on GOAT. I accidentally uncovered their secret before they delivered thanks to Venmo. Haha.
Totally humbled me TBH!
That's awesome! I was lucky a place in town was doing FCFS so I waited in line a few hours like the good (?) old days...well worth it!
DS BABY BEARS UGH 🤤
Finally got ahold of Jordan 6 supreme dessert camo after trying for so long
I guess the most famous one from my collection are the Infrared Air Max 90’s
I got me the OG OW Blazers and some Royal 1s.
My grails are jordans 1s low gym reds
Well, the 2004 bacons are grails of mine. Was able to grab the air max day bacons so I kinda checked that box. At least I can wear these, seems like the 2004 pairs are all crumbling.
OW AJ4 Sail and 2x AJ1 neutral grey 85.
Picked up the am1 crepe hemp last month. All brand new in box from 04. Took me 3 years to find
Mine are the Jordan 3 Retro Jokers, not seen em for sale in my size except couple of used pairs on GOAT.
Added some 1’s to my collection this year. Court Purple 2.0 and UNC.
Not a big fan of 3’s except for white Cement and UNC’s, but the A Ma Maniere 3’s are cold as hell. Finally caught a dub on SNKRS when they dropped last week.
Got the mocha 1s with my stimulus check. Nothing huge as far as "grails" (I can't exactly afford the Stussy Dunks or the Off White 4s as a junior in college) but they really make me happy like no other shoe has.
This past year I have acquired Jordan 1 SB LA x Chi used and used 2013 Jordan 1 Chicago's. I have a total of 3 Jordan 1's that I paid resale prices over $450... Ima slow down now that I have what I need so far... But beautiful pair brother. wow!
Olive 5s from 2006 not a lot of people know about them but it is by far one of the best Jordan 5s in my opinion
They tripping on that resale price but they fire though but I did get the Jordan 4 off white sail for retail
When I was much younger I thought the Bacon 90 And the clot AM1s were grails, got both and listed both, apparently times have changed lol
No grails during the year, but found some steals.
Puma palace guard '4 th of July' for $41 ds,
Adidas NMD Primeknit . 'Olive Trace' $30 used 8/10
Dame 5 /shock pink for $35 (some crazy Adidas.com sale)
Add around $30 shipping total. 3 solid pairs for $45 each. The little victories can be just as fun as the 1 big Grail...
Just got the shadow 2.0 yesterday. Idk if thats much of a grail but i cherish those shoes like they were a king
Not that one, sheesh.
I scooped the turduckens
The red Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Stars. They're $5K plus. Too rich for my blood
Nike lil NAS x Satan shoes!
For personal grails it would be WC4s and Space Jam 11s in the last year.
None for me. I don't pay resell.
1988 Black Cement 3s. Currently working on a sole swap so I can wear them this summer
I grabbed 2 pairs of a ma manier 3s. One for now, one for 10-20 years from now.
Picked up a Pair of LeBron 3 Remix….. love that shoe
Those Diors are 🔥🔥🔥
Won a beater box with the Air Yeezy 2 Red octobers, was an amazing shoe but I did the responsible thing so I sold it, and put some money into our down payment for the house.
It hurt me to sell those amazing shoes but I didn't have the heart to wear them often (wore them for new years).
Sad to sell them but happy for the buyer that bought them so he could enjoy them!
That exact pair! Twinsies!
A week ago I said fuck it and copped every single one of my grails, now I have Bred Toe 1s, Union 4s, Off White 5s, Purple Lobster dunks and Mocha 1s on the way :)
Jordan 4 Unions
Stussy sb dunk low. Patiently waiting on them to arrive in the mail now!
I got the union 4s noir, Travis 1 high and SW97 as well as the OW4. I’ll be good for a long while
I’ve had a few nice sneakers but TS1 lows are the ones that really suit me. Esp with cream dunk laces
1996 Air Force 1 Ivory Snake
g-star 1s and '05 miami AF1s
Still wanting Bred 1s, still don’t have 😭 at this point praying for a reissue so I can try to cop on retail
I guess it wasn’t last year but the year before I managed to snag TS AF1s, got completely destroyed on resale but they are my favorite sunny day shoe that I creased tf out of because I love them so much
Won Travis Scott 6s on my second ever raffle on snkrs, then nothing for a bit till I found out the secret to the app, since then had quite a few random ones. Just got my McDonald's 1s through 2day. Don't bother with anything supreme or off white as they are just symbols of skinny white virgins with no ability to think for themselves.
Personally I just stick to what I like and what I wanna wear, shame to say I thought cactus jack was a wrestler, Travis Scott means nothing to me, never heard of him. Just got them because I liked them.
>Personally I just stick to what I like and what I wanna wear
He says, as he shits on other people for wearing what THEY wanna wear....
I assume he’s talking about teenage white boys that don’t care about the look and only wear supreme and off-white because of the logo and hype and the validation they get from it. I admittedly like some off-white stuff but I couldn’t give a shit about the hype, some of the designs are just nice.
Why would you shit on teenage kids who rock Supreme and Off-White? This asshole doesn't know if mommy bought everything or if the kid has brand loyalty (Supreme) or loves postmodern design philosophy (Off-White) and he saved up all his lawn mowing money to buy a single piece. That type of stereotyping is what pisses me off.
Off-White has some very good designs. They push the envelope of what is "fashion," and that's a good thing. Granted most of the Off-White stuff I like is from 2013-2016 collections, but they do great design work.
You're such a tool holy shit!
All I’m saying is to find your own style and not to play into hypebeast culture but aight
Oh this cock is endorsing fakes! Here we go!
I assume it's a troll?
>Don't bother with anything supreme or off white as they are just symbols of skinny white virgins with no ability to think for themselves.
>Personally I just stick to what I like and what I wanna wear
I assume he's a troll.
I'm gonna keep feeding the troll...
It's \*your\* BTW
Yeah I copy everyone else, I mainly wear NOAH, and Awake NY. Everyone else wears those brands. LOL virgin is a great insult bruv.
Read your own post, again, this time more slowly.
You should wait for the Dude Love 1s. Also, the Mankind 5s set to release later this year.
There is no secret lol unless you mean botting
Never any bots. Dm if you wanna know. Not posting it.
I mean, Travis stole the persona from Mick Foley so you ain't even wrong.
I'm sure most people don't even know who Mankind is, you gotta hit em with Mr. Socko
Is that true?
Looks like even I'm wrong and Mick Foley stole it Hahaha.
[The name Cactus Jack, nonetheless, was created before Foley’s wrestling debut. The name was the name of Kirk Douglas’ character in the 1979 film The Villain and it was also the nickname of U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner.] (https://hypebeast.com/2018/1/wwe-travis-scott-cactus-jack)
TS JORDAN 1’s 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾