Nike’s Obvious Cash Grab: The Air Jordan 5 Dunk on Mars, Is It Worth Reselling?

air jordan 5 dunk on mars release date and resale value
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Nike has a knack for releasing rehashed colorways of classic shoes. But sometimes, they take it to the extreme and release a shoe that looks almost identical to its predecessor. The upcoming release of the Air Jordan 5 “Dunk on Mars” takes this formula to a whole new level. This shoe is nothing more than a regurgitated version of the Toro 5 that released in 2021.

Upon first glance, the Dunk on Mars appears to be nothing more than yet another color variation of the Toro 5 that dropped last year. However, upon closer inspection, one can see that Nike has taken some creative liberties with this iteration. While the upper remains almost identical—including the signature 3M reflective tongues and #23 stitched on the lateral—the midsole and outsole have been given an aged look while pops of orange have been added on the midsole shark teeth to add some contrast. And as I looked closer at the colors of the uppers, they look more orange than they are red. So why is it called “Dunk on Mars” ? According to Nike, this colorway was inspired by Spike Lee’s character Mars Blackmon from his classic film She’s Gotta Have It ( go figure).

In all honesty, there are only subtle differences between this shoe and the Air Jordan 5 Toro Bravo—so subtle that it might not be worth upgrading if you already have them.

But if you insist on grabbing a pair, refer to the details below

Where To Buy The Air Jordan 5 Dunk On Mars

  • Price:$200
  • Release Date: 2023-01-14
  • Style Code:DD9336-800
  • Color: Martian Sunrise / Black / Fire Red / Muslin
Retailer(s)
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Resale Value

popularity/demand

air jordan 5 dunk on mars interest over time

It is always good news when there is interest on the shoe as we get closer to its release date. Such is the case with the Dunk on Mars 5. You can clearly see how interest reached a high score of 75/100 between Dec 25 and 31. However,  there hasn’t been much interest in the past 8 days. And overall, the pattern has been up and down with about 7 peaks most of them between 60 and 100. The ratio between the demand and the supply on the secondary market is about 53/66 with the supply exceeding the demand b only 20% ( that is not bad at all).

Sell Through Rate

The sell through rate is about 5.7%, significantly lower than normal. People are certainly quite interested in the shoe but they are not willing to pay over retail for them.

Current Average Sale Price

The current resale value is about $196 and this is from a small sample of 4 sales. The sample size was so small that I found it unnecessary to even give you a chart. As you can see the current average sale price is about 8% below the suggested retail price.

jordan 5 Dunk on Mars resale value by size

The chart above gives you a breakdown of the earnings/losses by size sold. As you can see, it reflects the sell through rate ( not many are interested in purchasing this shoe).  Out of the three distinct sizes that were sold, only the size 12 led to an earning of $16, a 7.5% margin ( twice below average).

Verdict

If you’re a day trader, I would not recommend reselling this shoe unless you can pick it up for up to 40% or 50% below the MSRP. And once again, I’m sure the current pairs being offered on third party marketplaces are probably from merchants who have access to Nike Employee store where the shoes are almost half their retail price. This is great news for buyers, you’ll probably be able to pick up a pair for right around retail or less with a bit of patience.

Should you invest in it for the long term?

Jordan 5’s tend to take a very long time to grow in value. The Toro 5 was released in 2021 and after almost two years, its current average sale price is about $240, leaving you with a profit margin of +$17 ( a 8.5% mark up, below average). With Jordan Brand releasing similar colorways constantly, I would not recommend investing in this model for the long term unless you can pick it up at a discounted price.

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Lateral

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Medial

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Top

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Heel

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Reflective

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Outsole

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Tongue

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Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Side

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her Martian Sunrise DD9336-800 Release Date Inner Tongue

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her DD9336-800 Release Date In-Hand

Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her DD9336-800 Release Date In-Hand Top
Air Jordan 5 Mars For Her DD9336-800 Release Date In-Hand Heels

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