Limited edition. Available only in-store. Sold out.
The rarefied sneaker trade is decidedly a seller's market. Prospective buyer? You'll sooner find an honest fella in Congress than snag the latest small-batch Vans release.
Unless, of course, you know a guy.
Ours: Stadium Goods, online since Monday and opening their flagship in Soho tomorrow.
Sneaker enthusiasts: rejoice. One of the most highly coveted, expertly curated collection of sneaks ever amassed now lies right around the corner.
Think spankin' new, unworn, largely unavailable gear from limited-edition collectibles to timeless classics.
Next door: the Stadium Goods Market Center, a fully staffed authentication and intake depot for anyone looking to unload their freshest kicks. Like eBay, but they do all the work.
Check out the spot on the 16th at 47 Howard or visit them online right here.
To whet your appetite, here are nine of the rarest kicks on their shelves.
Jordan 1 SB QS
A mash-up of Nike SB and Air Jordans made in collaboration skate legend Lance Mountain. Taking inspiration from Bone Brigade's 1987 video In Search of Animal Chin, wherein Mountain skated with mismatched sneakers (the right sneaker, not pictured, is blue).
Air Jordan 4 Retro
Released in 2005, this is the Holy Grail of Jordans. Only 72 pairs came out of production. If you're a size 10 with $24k to burn, today's your lucky day.
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost
Adidas + Kanye = $3,000
Nike Air Royal Mid
A refined, versatile and very blue Nike mid from 2011.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
A legendary silhouette with a nostalgic collegiate feel.
Nike Roshe Cortez NM SP
One of the iconic models largely responsible for Nike's come-up. Famously sported by Eazy-E, Forrest Gump and probably high-school you.
Adidas PW Stan Smith SLD
A collab from tennis star Stan Smith and Pharrell Williams makes for a super cheery shoe.
Nike Air Mag
Created by designer Tinker Hatfield for Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Nike released a small production run, dropping 150 pairs a day for 10 days in 2011 on eBay, with all net proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.