Australian Hypebeasts Go To Outrageous Lengths To Secure Rare Nike Sneakers
The Australian hyperbeast is a unique consumer. While in the United States, ~ fresh ~ kicks are ingrained in the country’s NBA / Hollywood lifestyle, it’s a bit more of a niche in Australia.
However, the clique is growing.
Although our hypebeast community is smaller than that of the United States, they are also determined to find rare sneakers. Concrete example: a recent post in the Air Jordan Facebook group (Australia).
The group, based in Sydney, Australia, exists to help members “buy / sell / trade all kinds of AIR JORDAN shoes” and has 20.8,000 members.
Posted on a Sunday evening at 9:47 p.m., the message reads as follows:
“If there is anyone feeling kindness tonight and willing to make a little profit (not triple turnover) on their college blue cop… please message me.” ! Looking for a 7.5 for $ 350.
“Come on, do a good deed… ..”
While some users said “You dream” and “You talk to robots, they have no feelings,” another made an even bolder offer in exchange for the same coveted pair of kicks.
“I’m going to give someone a free OF subscription for an x pair.”
Self-promotion? To joke? Serious offer?
Some users seemed to take it seriously, writing, “How tall are you?” and “bruh, you’re in the wrong group”.
“The subscription is equivalent to 20% of the price of the shoe. “
Whether or not the comment was made in jest, the user wouldn’t be the only one going to great lengths to score sneakers.
As Bloomberg reports: “Sneakerheads have turned Jordans and Yeezys into a real asset class.”
Although at first glance this seems like an exaggerated statement, given the speed at which the Air Jordan (Australia) Facebook group is growing, one is forced to at least think twice.
As you write the “about” information for the page, read the following:
- 53 new posts today
- 1,232 in the last month
- 20,848 total members
- + 287 last week
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These statistics are a testament to the efforts Australian Air Jordan enthusiasts are willing to put into branding their Grail shoe and the growing popularity of the aftermarket.
The incident comes amid a backdrop where Nike sneakerheads were reportedly held up at knife threat in stores after shipments were dropped, along with sneaker dealers, The daily telegraph reports, scouring stores in organized groups to clear shelves of desirable models.
That’s before you even get into ‘porch pirates” tracking DHL deliveries and dragging other people’s purchases to their doorstep.
A member of the Air Jordan Facebook group (Australia) summed up the current climate well: “It’s tough there.
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