I wasn’t going to do any projection on the Virgil Abloh X The Ten Nike Blazer simply because I had no information to work with. But my math instincts kicked in and I decided to take a crack at it. Well it isn’t that hard to make a projection when you rely on objective assumptions and that’s exactly what I did. The hardest thing to do is to come up with the number of stockists; fortunately sites like solelinks exist for this reason. According to SL, the followins boutiques were allocated an inventory:
Nike UK (Black, Orange)
Nike DE (Black, Orange)
Nike FR (Black, Orange)
Nike IT (Black, Orange)
Slam Jam Socialism
Browns Fashion (UK Only)
DOVER STREET MARKET LONDON
LUISA VIA ROMA
ONE BLOCK DOWN
RSVP GALLERY, XHIBITION, BODEGA, EXTRA BUTTER, CONCEPTS, BAIT
there are a total of 32 boutiques in the list above, so what can we do with this number? I think the shoes will be evenly distributed amongst all the boutiques so if I can figure out how many pairs one boutique get, i can come up with a total number for all 32 boutiques. The only store that provides the most data to work with is END, so I’ll lean on the statements below to come up with an estimate.
. How many sizes of the shoes are available?
.How many pairs per size is END receiving?
I contacted END sales reps via chat and they were not authorized to disclose any stock information so I made my own assumptions.
Based on the picture above, there are about 20 sizes available and I will assume that there will be 10 pairs per size ( this is difficult part). So to figure out the number of pairs available via END, we’ll do
20 ( number of sizes) x 10 ( number of pairs per size)= 200 pairs.
So there are 32 stores and we agreed that each store is getting an equal amount, so if that’s the case
the total number for the 32 boutiques = 32 x 200=6400 pairs
and if we assume the Nike UK, IT, DE and FR are getting the same amount all the 32 boutiques are allocated then
Nike’s total= 6400 pairs as well and the total number of pairs produced based on these assumptions is:
TOTAL =6400 X2=12800 PAIRS FOR EACH MODEL
I may be totally off but everything is based on the initial inference.
WHERE TO BUY THE SHOES
refer to the post below