The Air Jordan 13 Retro Flint will officially release on May the 30th. This is its fourth appearance since its original introduce in the late 90’s. This year’s flint 13’s will have a lot of the same elements as the first model, notably the molded sockliner. For more on the feature of the shoes, refer to excerpt below courtesy of Nike,
The ‘Flint Grey’ colorway was among the first colorways released for the AJ 13, and this iteration is as true to the original as ever. Reflective elements in the upper shine bright like they did back in the day, and the shade of blue on the vamp has been meticulously matched to the navy tone of the OG. This special AJ 13 also brings back the molded sockliner from the original model for that game-ready fit and feel. Even the box has been re-created to match the shoe’s first run.
Today we’ll try estimate the possible number of pairs of the Jordan 13 Flint produced. Let’s first get quick count of the major and minor retailers allocated an inventory beside Nike.
Confirmed minor retailers: DTLR/Ruvilla, Jimmy Jazz, Eblens, Snipes, CityGear, Ubiq, Shoe City, Shoe Palace, Sheikh, Athlete’s Foot & probably more
Even though all these stores are mainly operating via their e-commerce shop, we’ll treat this release as if the physical locations were still operational as usual, but we’ll attribute their numbers to the online stores ( in other words the eshop will be given all the inventory the stores would’ve received). We still need to set some assumptions prior to running our numbers, and well use the ones below
1.We’ll assume that Nike will take a 1/3 of the production, Footlocker & Family ( Champs, Footaction) will also receive 1/3 , Finishline, Hibbett and Dicks and minor chains and boutiques will account for the remaining 1/3. I’m only considering North America in this post ( notice that I didn’t include international locations).
2.We’ll also assign an average of 24 pairs per regular FTL store, 70 per House of Hoops 18 per FTA and Champs store; and lastly we’ll give the online stores about 1/3 of the total the physical stores are given.
Running the numbers
Footlocker’s physical store numbers based on our assumptions: 24 x 730=17520 pairs
HOH: 70 x 170=11900
Footaction’s numbers ( physical sores): 270 x 18=3240
Champs’s numbers ( physical stores) : 547 x 18= 6564
Total ( FTL+ FTA+ Champs) in stores=39224
Total ( FTL+ FTA + Champs) online=39224/3=13075
Let’s also give Eastbay its own allocation= 13075/3=4358
Grand Total ( online + in stores)= 56657 pairs
And the number of pairs possibly made for North America is : 56657 x3=169971 pairs
Because of possible errors that might have made I’ll add an extra 30,000 pairs to this number and stretch it to 200,000 pairs and we can conclude that the total number produced will fall within the 200,000 pairs < Number of Pairs Made < 350,000 pairs
PS: As you all know, I always have to add this disclaimer because every single projection that I make is purely based on assumptions that I have set. It is meant to give you an idea of what to expect, I don’t work any of these brands/retailers I mentioned and have no access to their numbers. I’m only using what is available to create plausible assumptions.
What’s the current Resale Value of the Air Jordan 13 Retro Flint?
You can clearly see that the average value of the shoe has remained almost the same in the last three days. The average value is roughly $266. The chart above only shows you the average value of all the sales that have occurred between May the 24th and May the 26th. We can investigate this data even more to check for the most lucrative sizes. See chart below
The shoe’s average third party marketplace value falls within the $243 to $276 range. Based on these numbers, folks are looking at profit margins within the $20 and $50 range ( for mark ups between 9.95% to 25%). That’s not bad at all especially if one can score multiple pairs at once. The shoe will certainly sell out via retail.
You can buy the flint 13’s from the retailers listed in our first paragraph or purchase it on eBay now from the featured sellers in the listings below