The title is somewhat misleading because Sample Dunks are concepts of an upcoming production, which if delayed or scrapped gain much value on the shoe market. We recently found out that the Neon J-Packs, (which typically ran for $2k) are set for the Spring 2011 season with the new sole. Over the weekend a strong buzz from a known legitimate retailer posted that an Iron Maiden Dunk is releasing at the end of the month, as a dunk low versus the high. (We haven’t heard any confirmation)
With that said, there has always been the timeless debate that between the audience of skaters and collectors, which argue hypebeasts drive up the prices not allowing skaters to skate the shoe. So when a sample hits production, the price and value of the sneaker drops as the justification of buying a sample is no longer warranted (in most cases). As the recession hit, the footwear globally has seen a drop of around 40%, on top with collectors avoiding any releases of the past year with the thin tongue and selling their collection to pay bills. We wanted to ask how you feel about the idea of SB releasing sample..