Air Jordans, Yeezys, and some Nike sneakers are highly profitable if it is the right shoe and colorway regardless of the size. You will need to be careful, however, some grade school sizes can brick as well. Today, we go through the top 7 most profitable grade school sneakers to resell in 2022.

Some Air Jordans, for example, in OG colorways can be just as profitable as the adult sizes are. It all comes down to the specific colorway of the shoe. You’ll need to keep yourself informed about what the best models are.

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Thankfully, you can check out the updated Hypemaster Playbook for that. Also, to know what the best Women’s and adult-size sneakers are, check out our articles.

With that out of the way, let’s get into what the best GS sizes are in general.

The Most Profitable GS Sizes for Sneakers

Gs in shoes: What does it mean? Grade School is referred to as Gs in shoes, which is a term for children’s shoe sizes.

These sizes are the biggest among toddlers and preschoolers, not the standard sizes for children’s shoes. 

Giving your kids a modern pair of GS shoes is a good way to help them commemorate significant events while also enhancing their appearance and comfort to new heights.

The Adidas Foam Runners and Slides, one of Ye’s most recent items, and the Yeezy 350 V2s are two of the most well-known shoes now available.

Whether you purchase these shoes in adult or children’s sizes, they are still very lucrative and popular in practically all sizes. However, you should still exercise caution when purchasing a pair.

 A decent rule of thumb for Yeezys is typically choosing sizes between 5 and 7 and 13 or higher.

For instance, post-2020 saw a spike in demand for the bigger sizes of women’s-only Air Jordan 1s, which are still selling for respectable profits.

In general, most sizes will be successful if the colorway is well-liked. However, the most lucrative sizes for all Air Jordans are often between 5.5y and 7y.

Nike sneakers are also very similar in terms of popular and profitable sizes as above 6y and below 9 will usually yield the greatest returns.

For a more detailed look, check out our article on the Most Profitable GS Sizes for Sneakers.

With that out of the way, let’s get right on the list.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 Medium Olive GS

  • Retail Price: $160
  • Average Resell: $360
  • Release Date: Friday, October 11th, 2019
  • Colorway: MEDIUM OLIVE/BLACK-SAIL-UNIVERSITY RED
  • Style Code: CN1085-200
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 Medium Olive Quarter View
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 Medium Olive Quarter View

The famous pair has “University Red” details throughout, including the “Nike Air” and Cactus Jack logo on the heels and a button-enclosed stash pocket on the ankle collar.

The “Olive” suede panels used to make the upper have some of their surface areas perforated.

The overall appearance of the sneaker is completed with a transparent outsole that is accented with black and red impacts. Before the formal announcement, several leaks had a lot of people excited.

The “Medium Olive/Black Sail/University Red” Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 launched in the summer of 2019 at select Jordan Brand shops and nike.com for a retail price of $250 USD, while the GS version cost $160. Additionally, they came in full family sizes.

All of the sizes sold out and were highly profitable. The GS sizes in particular, currently resell for around $360 per pair, which is a gross profit of around $200 per pair!

The lesson here is pretty obvious if it is a Travis Scott collaboration, try your best to get your hands on at least one pair as even that single release can make your week or even your entire month.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Just Do It Pack White

  • Retail Price: $85
  • Average Resell: $400
  • Release Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
  • Colorway: WHITE/TOTAL ORANGE-BLACK
  • Style Code: AO3977-100
Nike Air Force 1 Low Just Do It Pack White Quarter View
Nike Air Force 1 Low Just Do It Pack White Quarter View

This new Air Force 1 ’07 Premium variant couples with its bright orange counterpart that originally appeared in January, as well as a pure white version with branded Swoosh emblems and a pair of all-over printed high-tops.

It is the fourth Air Force 1 model to join Nike’s “Just Do It” series.

The whole top is covered in premium textured leather, with several accents in black and orange utilized to provide visual depth and contrast.

Such accents include the heel branding overlays, orange patch tabs, colorful tongue arrangement, and black hang tag, all of which include the Nike company’s catchphrase.

A colorful tag on the tongues with “Just Do It”, clean white midsoles, and matching outsoles finish off the design.

Although relatively old, this collection has been very popular among fans and is slowly making its way to a cult classic title. On the secondary market, such as StockX, these are worth over $400 per pair.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black (Kids)

  • Retail Price: $160
  • Average Resell: $470
  • Release Date: Friday, June 7th, 2019
  • Colorway: Black
  • Style Code: FU9013
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Side View
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Side View

Adidas has unveiled the official picture set for the now-iconic all-black Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s, which debuted in adult and youth sizes after releasing a few teaser shots and on-foot looks.

Every component of each shoe, from the Primeknit upper to the encased BOOST midsole, is dressed in all-black.

The heel tabs have straightforward red stitching, and the new design is completed with a reflective Three Stripes logo and a transparent side stripe. The “Static” version of the reflective sneaker has reflective elements woven throughout the whole top.

On June 8, customers could purchase the all-black YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s in various sizes, including children’s and infant sizes, while a more limited reflective version first became available on June 7. The suggested retail price was $220 USD.

The last time before that an all-black pair of Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350s was seen was in 2015 when the line’s “Pirate Black” edition made its debut.

These sneakers, in pretty much all sizes, are highly lucrative for resellers and often resell for over $450 per pair for GS sizes. The adult sizes are even more profitable.

Nike Air More Uptempo Midnight Navy GS

  • Retail Price: $130
  • Average Resell: $550
  • Release Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
  • Colorway: White/Navy-Gold
  • Style Code: 415082-109
NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO Midnight Navy Quarter View
NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO Midnight Navy Quarter View

This pair, which uses Scottie Pippen’s distinctive sneaker and wraps it in a white leather top, has an almost Olympic-style appearance.

In addition to Midnight Navy highlighting the “AIR” logo and Metallic Gold accentuating the tongue tag and the jewel Swooshes on the heels, perforations have been put all over the upper to give it that trademark aesthetic. The heel pulls, and the tongue-pulls are also white with matching white interiors.

This Air More Uptempo is finished with a white midsole and a white outsole with a sizable blue Nike check.

For the most part, the Nike Air Uptempo is not a very profitable sneaker but there are profitable sneakers just because of their colorways and these keep things classy with OG-like color tones that give them their high resale values.

Even though they’re GS sizes, the resale prices are through the roof at around $550 per pair, particularly on StockX. If you can find a pair for cheap, you can probably sell them for a lot more than you got them for.

Air Jordan 4 Black Cat GS (2020)

  • Retail Price: $140
  • Average Resell: $750
  • Release Date: Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
  • Colorway: BLACK/BLACK-LIGHT GRAPHITE
  • Style Code: 408452-010
Air Jordan 4 Black Cat Quarter View
Air Jordan 4 Black Cat Quarter View

The Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat,” designed by Jordan Brand and named after one of Michael Jordan’s numerous monikers, became an immediate smash upon its first debut in 2006, and in 2020 got its first-ever throwback.

The “Black Cat” is one of the most iconic non-OG Air Jordan 4 colors, and the attention to detail on this redesigned version is apparent. It is both subtle and spectacular.

The uppers are made of monochromatic nubuck and have a matte appearance with flashes of glossy jet black on the tongue netting, eye stays, and the plastic Jump Man emblem on the heel.

The only exception to the upper’s tight commitment to a monochromatic palette is the tongue badge, which has an Air Jordan Flight emblem in graphite.

A final graphite Jump Man logo appears in the center of the rubber outsole, and more high-gloss detailing is found on the midsoles, which surround a black Air unit to finish off the design.

The adult sizes of this colorway were also very profitable and sold out; now reselling for outrageously high (for the buyers) prices. These sneakers retailed for $140 and are currently reselling for massive resale prices of around $750 per pair!

Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High Shadow (GS)

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Average Resell: $2,000
  • Release Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017
  • Colorway: BLACK/SHADOW GREY-WHITE
  • Style Code: AQ9710-062
Aleali May  Air Jordan 1 High Shadow Side View
Aleali May Air Jordan 1 High Shadow Side View

After a first look at the satin and corduroy-built Air Jordan 1 High “Shadow,” the complete context of the interesting coloring subsequently came into clarity.

Aleali May, a model and fashion consultant well-known for her affinity for sneakers, was really involved in the creation of the shoe.

Aleali adds her own embellishments to the original black and grey colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Satin, building on the prior constructions for the highly sought-after “Banned” and “Royal” variants.

In addition to corduroy, which was modeled by the home slippers her father and uncle used to wear, the shoe also has chenille Swooshes, which are meant to evoke retro athletic jackets.

The original “Nike Air” logo, a white midsole, and an upper that is mostly black with grey accents detail the sneaker.

High-end materials, such as black corduroy, silver satin on the forefoot and toe, an orange tongue tag, and a grey chenille Swoosh on the sides, are used in lieu of typical leather on the top.

On the secondary market, these sneakers in all sizes are extremely popular. Just a few months back, Aleali May had another collaboration with Jordan Brand, which was also extremely popular and had decent resale, but this collaboration was on another level.

Released in extremely limited quantities, these sneakers had a resale value of around $2,000 per pair and even much higher for the more profitable sizes.

This is possibly Aleali May’s most hyped and valuable collaboration to date.

Off White x Air Jordan 1 High White

  • Retail Price: $150
  • Average Resell: $2,400
  • Release Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
  • Colorway: White
  • Style Code: AQ8296-100
Off White Air Jordan 1 High Quarter View
Off White Air Jordan 1 High Quarter View

At Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Virgil Abloh debuted some fresh footwear collaborations in the middle of Off-White’s “Business Casual” event.

An all-white pair of Air Jordan 1s from the designer’s Nike partnership was also made public, along with what looked to be a purple velvet extension of the company’s relationship with Timberland.

The neutral white coloring of this shoe model, which was initially made public in November 2017, is complemented by a pastel blue signature tag.

Orange embroidery and blue Swoosh accents are just two examples of the other color pop found throughout the sneaker. Abloh was backstage at the Paris Fashion Week Men’s presentation, signing pairs with phrases like “RUNWAY” and “PARIS” before they left.

Light blue tags are also present with the sneakers as well as nylon tongues with minimal branding.

Traditional white laces with basic texts are also present with the model name and Nike’s headquarters’ address on the medial sides of the shoe in Off-White-like fashion. White midsoles and light blue outsoles finish off the design.

Nike’s “The Ten” collection feature 10 iconic Nike and Jordan Brand shoes, and this started off the lucrative and hyped partnership of Off-White and Nike. A notable few in this pack included the Air Force 1, Nike Blazer, the Air Max 90, and others.

All these sneakers are extremely profitable in all sizes and sold out instantly. This particular sneaker is worth well over $2,000 on the secondary market, even though it retailed for just around $150 per pair.

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Mohammad Yousaf

Mohammad Yousaf

As a business student, Mohammad was thoroughly impressed with where the secondary market was heading for sneakers. He quickly realized that what used to be considered as a side hustle, was now the main income stream for many. He has studied the game ever since.

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