Over the years, Kanye built a billion-dollar sneaker empire that we know as the Yeezy line. It all started when West shook the sneaker industry with the legendary Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October. And, regardless of all the ups and downs, âYe always comes back stronger than ever!
BUT, what about the Jumpman. His Airness! The Black Cat! The one and only, Michael Jordan. We all know MJ for his mad basketball skills, but we also for the AJ line of sneakers. Jordan and Nike go way back! They got history. Their partnership began in 1984, and now we got 34 models of AJs!
So, whatâs it gonna be for you? Is it gonna be checks over stripes? Could Kanye box out the Jumpman right out of the sneaker game? Youâre about to find out! We got Adidas vs Nike. The Air Jordan vs. the Yeezy Boost sneaker smackdown!
All for the Gram… Adidas vs Nike on Social Media
Itâs all about the Gram. Itâs all about the Tweets. Social Media makes you or breaks you. Itâs just how things go nowadays. And, letâs just be real for a second, social media plays a HUGE role in the way a business goes, especially the sneaker culture. Thatâs how designers and artists build hype around their products. Get a celebrity to rock your sneakers and BOOM, instant hit. And Kanye is the KING of social media.
If we take a look at the most popular social media platforms, itâs a no-brainer that, for Adidas vs Nike, Adidas Originals is more active on Instagram and Twitter than the Jumpman. Michael Jordan doesnât even own social media accounts. We donât read his random outburst on Twitter but random outbursts sell! So, Adidas vs Nike on social media? Adidas Yeezy Boost wins this round.
Air Jordan or Yeezy Boost? How Much Money You Got?
So, what do you do after seeing a post on social media bout an awesome sneaker youâd like to cop? Naturally, youâd check the retail price. And, the less the digits, the better. We all love copping sneakers, BUT we also really love our kidneys. And weâd prefer it if we didnât have to sell a kidney to buy a sneaker. So, retail price plays a giant role. The odds are, you wonât find a Yeezy under 200$ unless its a Powerphase or youâre copping kids sneakers. Itâs a known fact that Yeezys are more expensive than Jordans. How? Well, we got 6 different models andÂ the retail price for each model is fixed unless Adidas announces a change. On the other hand, Jordan has 34 different models. And that gives sneakerheads more options to choose from and a wider price range.
Adidas vs Nike Retail Prices:
Retail prices of Adidas Yeezy:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Retail price range of Air Jordans:
Yeezy Boost 350: 200 – 220$ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Price range: 100 – 250$
Yeezy 500: 200$
The 700âs: 300$
Yeezy Boost 750: 350$
Yeezy 950: 585$
Keep in mind, that this is all assuming you could COP AT RETAIL! So, who wins this round? Could you pass us a Jordan, please?
Out-of-Stock Syndrome: How Many Lâs Can You Take, Bruh?
If youâre a sneakerhead, you know that the sneakerhead life comes with a lot of tears and MONEY! You didnât choose the sneakerhead life, it chose you. And so, you have to deal with a lot of Lâs. Itâs just how it is. Well, unless you got aÂ powerful sneaker bot. Itâs a risky business. Youâve probably cried over a couple of Grands you lost while trying to cop. No shame, we been there. If youâre trying to cop Yeezy Boost sneakers, the big fat L is a possibility. Well, other than drowning people in Creams, Yeezys are still considered limited. On the other sneaker, Jordans have decent stock numbers. They could drop a million pairs per release, and it would be normal. You can go on nike.com and buy a Jordan. So, Adidas vs. Nike on stock volume?
The ruler of the sneaker throne? Jordan.
Need Some Cash? Flip the Air Jordan or the Yeezy Boost?Â
Sneakerheads cop the best sneakers toÂ wear them, right? Wrong. They cop two sneakers: one for themselves and another to flip. Smart. But, if you want to join the be a reseller, youÂ gotta play your sneaker cards right. You gotta invest in the RIGHT sneaker. So, which sneaker flips for more?Â
Now, weâve agreed that Yeezys are more limited; and yes, Kanye does a pretty good job marketing them. If you see your favorite celeb in aÂ pair of Yeezys, you gonna want them. No matter how ugly they are. But, there are other sneakers that could make you more money! So, we checked how well Yeezy and Jordan are doing on StockX. Although, in terms of price premium, Yeezy percentages look better than Jordans. BUT, if you check again, youâd see that limited Jordans go for THOUSANDSÂ and they have a price premium thatâs insane.Â
Itâs a tie. Â
Crowd Favorite: The Sneaker in High Demand
Letâs let the people speak. The reason people pay lots of money to buy sneakers is that they actually want them. Like, theyâre in high demand. This means that people were asking for them to drop, people wanted them. And we want them too! And although we had tons of hyped sneakers that dropped this year, one sneaker really stood out. The most hyped and demanded sneaker of the year is theÂ Adidas Yeezy Boost in Black which restocked on Black Friday. It first dropped on the 7th of June with a limited release. Of course. So, Adidas decided to do a restock because people were basically BEGGING for it with about 68,575 pairs sold!
We love Jordans, and weâre always down for a new AJ drop. But, the numbers have spoken. Adidas vs. Nike: Point Yeezy Boost.
SoâŠ Whatâs the verdict in the Adidas vs. Nike trial? Did Kanye West jump over the Jumpman? No. Does that mean that Nike now dominates the market? Also no. Adidas and Nike are huge sneaker brands that will both keep on growing probably. The same goes for Air Jordan and Yeezy Boost. We likeâem too much. Maybe itâs checks over stripes for some, but you could totally cop âem both. The more sneakers the merrier! So, what sneaker are you copping for the holiday season? You gonna go for a Yeezy or a Jordan? Let us know if youâre Team Air Jordan or Team Yeezy Boost!Â