Whether you’re a young entrepreneur looking to turn a flipping hobby into a side hustle or a green sneakerhead trying to add to your collection, buying and selling sneakers in 2019 is as simple as scrolling through your phone.
Using the latest platforms and retail stores, you can find below-market prices of general-release drops or spend major coin on a rare pair of kicks. There are several options, but the three best platforms are Detroit-based StockX (dive into our interview with CEO and cofounder Josh Luber here), the GOAT app (we broke down how they raised $198 million of capital here) and a brick-and-mortar store called Stadium Goods—a sneaker shop nestled in the busy streets of Soho that stands as a sneakerhead’s personal heaven.
To make things even easier, we’ve analyzed each option, breaking down the important figures and factors of each major reselling avenue. From walk-in retail specialists like Stadium Goods to the quick and simple services of GOAT and StockX, there are plenty of ways to buy and sell. Thanks to user-friendly applications and a large pool of users looking to offload sneakers, copping your next jawn or finally getting your hands on that long-awaited grail is only a few taps away.
Here is our quick guide for shopping with StockX, GOAT and Stadium Goods.