Gary Vaynerchuk’s K-Swiss Collab Sneakers Are Selling For 300% Of Retail Prices On eBay
Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, public speaker, best selling author, king of hustle, omnipresent internet celebrity, and Jets fan Gary Vaynerchuk aka GaryVee spent his 42nd birthday crashing the K-Swiss website and building iPhone-esque lines at sneaker stores.
Gary announced his limited run K-Swiss collab sneakers in mid-October and they debuted with a massive booth at ComplexCon.
Deemed the first signature sneakers for entrepreneurs, K-Swiss dropped the GARYVEE 001 and GARYVEE 002 kicks on November 14th – Gary’s 42nd birthday.
Well, as you would imagine, starting at midnight as Monday became Tuesday Vayniacs and sneakerheads alike went HAM trying to snag his kicks.
K-Swiss’ site crashed and failed to fully recover for hours, select shoe stores had lines around the corner, and by early/mid afternoon all mens sizes had sold out and women’s were running low.
And now Vayniacs are taking some of GaryVee’s favorite business advice and slanging the high-demand product on eBay for incredible profits.
The Gen-K Icon Knit GARYVEE001s retailed for $100 and now have gone for as high as $270, while the leather Court Frasco GARYVEE002s retailed for $85 but sold on eBay as high as $260.
As Gary does every day, he vlogged his shoe release and birthday adventures.
Check it out:
Full disclosure, I used to work for Gary’s agency (VaynerMedia) and directly on Gary’s team as his assistant but my honest review of these sneakers…
I think they’re pretty fucking rad. I dig the 002s and see their versatile style appeal but I personally love the 001s.
I really dig the green, black, and white knit design and leather 5 Stripes on the medial side. Their style is subtle and sporty, which I love. They are super dope kicks made even more badass through limited release exclusivity.
I mean, even the bottom of the shoes are badass:
Sadly, unless I’m trying to drop big cash on eBay, it looks like I’m too late to the game for rocking the GV001s. Maybe Gary and K-Swiss will do another collab sometime and my former boss can hook it up.