A few days ago, I meandered through my local mall and found myself in House of Hoops, where I was surprised to see an array of LeBron 20s on sale for up to 30% off their original price. This was a shoe I had previously predicted would not make significant waves on third-party markets. Yet, interestingly, it’s a high-performing sneaker that has found favor among many NBA players.
Consider the statistics below courtesy of Kixstats illustrating the number of NBA players who wore the shoe during the 2022 season – interestingly ‘King James’ himself ranks fourth. However, popularity doesn’t necessarily translate into resale value.
So, why does Nike continue to release these basketball shoes? Well, the brand’s primary focus isn’t how their products perform on third-party marketplaces. In fact, the LeBron 20 ranks second as the player’s choice. This explains why the swoosh brand would go to the extent of creating the 21st edition of LeBron’s signature shoes. The brand stays faithful to its ethos of delivering high-performance sneakers for athletes.
So, while the latest Nike LeBron 21 may not command a high resale value, it’s certainly going to be invaluable to players. I’m going to be soon writing a performance review on the Lebron 21 but today I’m specifically interested in the Nike Lebron 21 Akoya current value on the secondary markets. But first, let’s take a quick look at the shoe