So while there are a number of sneakers out there on the market where we are talking about hundreds of thousands of pairs having been manufactured, that’s not always the case.
Instead, there are some sneakers available that would certainly fall into the ‘rare’ category. Now, that is going to push up their price quite considerably, and it’s easy to see why that is the case, but first you need to know which sneakers are indeed viewed as being the rarest of the rare.
But be warned, you won’t only find it extremely difficult to find these shoes on the market, but they would cost you a fortune if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a pair.
So, here are the 5 rarest sneakers in the world to date. You may have never even heard of them up until now.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red
Now if you are seeing this Yeezy part and getting confused as it also mentions Nike Air, then this is perfectly understandable.
However, Kanye West actually had an agreement with Nike to produce some shoes in collaboration with them. He managed to produce two different designs before the deal that they had actually fell through. You can bet that Nike are sort of kicking themselves now after that deal collapsed.
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red is undoubtedly one of the rarest sneakers to date. There were only some 5000 pairs ever released, and the chances of you being able to own a pair will be quite small. Also, the 5000 pairs were snapped up in seconds, and you can guarantee that people will be holding onto them as these shoes are pretty priceless.
Of course, the fact that Kanye now works with Adidas does mean that the pairs he produced with Nike are even more coveted than they were when they first came out onto the market. If a pair did appear on the market, you just know that they will be bought in seconds.
Nike Air Jordan 4 Eminem X Carhartt
This is another cool collaboration with Nike matching up with Eminem to produce this particular shoe. This shoe was produced way back in 2015, and it was created to celebrate 15 years since Eminem produced his Slim Shady Record label.
Once again, you are looking at the number of these shoes being in the low thousands, and that means people are scrambling to grab a pair. What adds to this is the fact that they were released only via an online auction. They are also manufactured using top quality Carhartt canvas, so you have a high quality shoe in this collaboration.
But as they were only available on an online auction, then landing a pair of these shoes will end up being extremely difficult. You will need to be extremely lucky to get them.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October
This is the second of those two collaborations we mentioned earlier between Nike and Kanye, so it makes sense that this version is also regarded as being one of the rarest sneakers out there on the market.
In this instance, we have the Red October shoe, and if you thought that the previous Yeezy shoe was rare, then this version will top even that.
They were only available online in seriously limited numbers. They were also sold out within seconds, so your chances of ever finding a pair of them on the open market will be relatively slim. Also, the collaboration between the two ended once this shoe hit the market, so it’s not as if they will ever release it again in the future either.
There is a very real possibility that the Nike MAG shoe is perhaps the rarest shoe in the world right now. Most people will only have ever set eyes on a photograph of the shoe, and the possibility of owning one is almost not going to exist.
The reason why they are so popular is due to their link to the movie ‘Back to the Future’, and Nike released a version in 2015, which is the date mentioned in the movie itself.
They released this in a limited number, and they were snapped up immediately. They then released a self-lacing pair in 2016, but those shoes were even rarer than the already rare version from the previous year.
If you did manage to get a pair, then you have managed to get the Holy Grail of sneakers.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra
Finally, we move away from Nike to Adidas, but we have yet another collaboration with Kanye. This time it’s the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra, and these shoes don’t only look cool, but they are exceptionally rare as well.
But let’s get one thing clear. The Boost 350 V2 is not a rare shoe. It’s the Zebra colorway that moves this shoe into the realm of being extremely rare.
This shoe was only released in limited Adidas stores around the world. That meant you would need to be extremely lucky to be in a location where they were sold, and to then be there at the correct time to get your hands on a pair.
We don’t know how many pairs were released, but you are still looking at the low thousands with this particular colorway.
These five different sneakers are among the rarest in the world, and when you look at the story behind the different shoes, then it’s obvious as to why they are so rare.
That’s not to say that a pair of these sneakers will never come onto the market. They can pop up every now and then, but you need to be even faster than you would have been when they initially came out.
Of course, it goes without saying that these shoes will also come with a hefty price tag attached. That is the problem with rare shoes, they come with a rare price as well, but you won’t only have something rare but something that will only climb in value as time passes.