It can be tricky to know what sizes are best when you’re a seller and better yet, even trickier to choose a size within a size category. Today, we’ll be discussing the best sizes for GS sneakers!

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Also, you can check out our article on the best adult sizes to get for reselling or Infant sizes.

GS basically stands for Grade School sizing and today, we’ll be going through what sizes are the best if you’re going to buy a pair to resell. But first, let’s get more in-depth into what it means.

What are GS sneakers?

What does Gs in shoes mean? Gs in shoes refers to Grade School, which is a word for kid’s shoe sizes. However, these are not typical children’s shoe sizes; rather, they are the largest among toddlers and preschoolers. This gives you a way to purchase a pair of shoes for less money.

Give your kids a cutting-edge pair of GS shoes to help them celebrate important occasions while also elevating their look and comfort to new heights.  

For boys, the majority of GS footwear consists of soft and comfy lace-up ankle boots. The majority of them feature a fabric-covered lining and insole. They also feature a sole constructed from premium materials. All of these unique characteristics will undoubtedly satisfy the needs of young children’s foot growth while also providing the optimum stability and freedom for their everyday activities.

Additionally, some manufacturers provide weightless Ecological Leather lace-ups for the GS sizes. All of this contributes to production that is perfectly crafted for kids. However, they can also be very profitable for resellers. 

Now, let’s take a look at a quick size guide for Nike and Jordan shoes.

GS Nike Shoes

The lightweight, static fit of Nike sneakers allows the skin on the feet to breathe. Kids are also given a sensation of speed while they are running or walking.

These GS sneakers contain Zoom Air anti-vibration protection, which provides a flexible and soft feel while maintaining a glittery appearance.

In the United States, Nike sneakers come in sizes ranging from 3.5Y to 7Y. The size categories are between 3 and 6.5, which is not too far from the GS shoe size in the UK.

The GS Nike sneaker promotes skin ventilation since it is made of lightweight, breathable mesh material. Additionally, the cordless design, which is usually covered with fly-wire yarns, provides a solid, precise fit in addition to anti-vibration protection.

Many GS Nike shoes have a shock-absorbing cushion incorporated for comfort when running or jogging. The sloping heel shape ensures a quicker transition from toe to heel and vice versa. 

GS Jordan Sneakers

For children with bigger feet, the Jordan footwear company also offers GS sneakers. There are various aspects of these shoes that set them apart from the adult models from this company, particularly the sizes and styles.

Jordan GS sneakers are in the same size range as Nike GS shoes. For the US size, the Jordan GS shoe size ranges from 3.5Y (Y indicates shoe size for Youth) to 7Y. The UK shoe is available in sizes ranging from 3 to 6.

To reduce the total weight of the shoe and enable seamless transitions, the rubber outsole of Jordan GS sneakers is divided into two pieces. It can switch to herringbone traction thanks to the area of its outsole that is situated just underneath its zoom air unit.

The Jordan GS shoe’s laces also pass straight through a series of interlocking loops and eyelets. Therefore, when you tie your shoes, the pressure you provide to the mesh will help your foot remain steadily on the shoe’s footbed, giving kids that much-needed stability even if they go for a size too large. 

In addition, the shoe has a special tongue composed of breathable mesh, ankle padding, a rubber outer shank, and a logo that changes color. And because of all of these qualities, GS Jordan sneakers are excellent for youngsters to wear to school.

Now, let’s look at a few very profitable GS sneakers and see which size to get for which sneaker model.

Air Jordan GS Sizes

Air Jordan 1 High GS Sizes Prices on StockX
Air Jordan 1 High GS Sizes Prices on StockX

The Air Jordan 1 continues to be a supremely popular sneaker, especially in adult sizes. In fact, even women’s sizes started being extremely popular.

The larger sizes in women’s exclusive Air Jordan 1s, for example, were high in demand post-2020 and continue to sell for decent profits. In general, if it is a popular colorway, most sizes will be profitable. However, sizes between 5.5y and 7y are generally most profitable for all Air Jordans.

Let’s take a look at a few popular Air Jordan 1s.

Air Jordan 1 High University Blue (GS)

  • Retail Price: $130
  • Average Resell: $360
  • Release Date: Saturday, March 6th, 2021
  • Colorway: WHITE/UNIVERSITY BLUE-BLACK
  • Style Code: 575441-134
Air Jordan 1 High University Blue Quarter View
Air Jordan 1 High University Blue Quarter View

The Air Jordan 1 High University Blue is extremely popular and released in full-family sizing including GS sizes.

The sneaker features blue and white underlays with black leather overlays and pays homage to the University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan’s alma mater.

The sneaker sold out instantly and is highly profitable in all sizes, especially In grade school sizing. On websites such as StockX, for example, the 5.5y to 7y is certainly the most sold and also the most profitable, usually selling for north of $300 per pair.

Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue (GS)

  • Retail Price: $150
  • Average Resell: $260
  • Release Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
  • Colorway: University Blue
  • Style Code: 408452-400
Air Jordan 4 Quarter View Via Nike
Air Jordan 4 Quarter View Via Nike

The Jordan 4 University Blue, like the aforementioned Air Jordan 1, was also released last year and was highly profitable.

The uppers on this sneaker feature UNC blue suede all across with black plastic eyelet panels, matching laces with grey triangular side pieces, and heel tabs for contrast. Black midsoles with cement grey hit along with black/grey outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these are worth north of $260 per pair as mentioned earlier, the most profitable sizes are between 4.5 and 7.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 GS

  • Retail Price: $160
  • Average Resell: $390
  • 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

Even when it comes to a popular Travis Scott collaboration, the rules pretty much remain the same. Although most sizes here are really profitable.

These sneakers are identical to their adult-version counterparts with Dark olive uppers with side perforations, orange lace toggles, and off-white midsoles with black outsoles.

On the secondary market, these are reselling for around $390 with the most profitable being between 5.5 to 7.

Best Sizes For GS Sizes: Yeezy

Yeezy is still one of the most popular sneakers out there and with Kanye actively hyping them up with public displays and features on his album, it’s no surprise that the company is still killing it.

Adidas Yeezy GS Sizes on StockX
Adidas Yeezy GS Sizes on StockX

Yeezy 350 V2s are perhaps still one of the most popular sneakers on the market and along with one of Ye’s latest products, the Adidas Foam Runners and Slides.

These sneakers are popular in almost all sizes and are still highly profitable whether you buy them in adult sizes or kids’ sizing. However, you still need to be careful when buying a pair and for Yeezys, a good rule is to generally chose sizes between 5 to 7 and 13 and up.

Let’s check out a pair.

Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx (Kids)

  • Retail Price: $60
  • Average Resell: $120+
  • Release Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
  • Colorway: Onyx
  • Style Code: HP5347
Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx Side View
Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner Onyx Side View

The Yeezy Foam Runners, when they were released, were severely ridiculed with plenty of memes about them. However, that changed when the sneakers were actually released and sold out instantly. The onyx is one of the most profitable colorways.

The sneakers feature a simple design with a single material building the entire shoe. Large perforations cover the sides and front of the shoe while rugged outsoles and minimal branding complete the design.

On the secondary market, these kicks are worth around double their retail price, and most of the profitable sizes are the higher-up sizes of around 13. Even sizes 10 and 12 seem to be doing very well for this colorway.

Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon (Kids)

  • Retail Price: $160
  • Average Resell: $280
  • Release Date: Sunday, July 18th, 2021
  • Colorway: Zyon
  • Style Code: FZ1283
Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon Side View
Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon Side View via Adidas

The Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 started to lose hype as most of the colorways usually looked very similar. However, the Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Zyon is different and partly for that reason, is highly profitable.

The uppers on this sneaker feature a prime knit material in an off-white, grey, and brown hue. A Digi-type pattern in different variations covers the shoe’s upper while side stripes are dark brown and more pronounced than most other Yeezy 350s.

Milky midsoles and matching outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these sneakers are most profitable when it comes to the lowest as well as the largest sizes as those are likely most scarce.

Adidas Yeezy 700 V1 Wave Runner Solid Grey (Kids)

  • Retail Price: $180
  • Average Resell: $330
  • Release Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019
  • Colorway: SOLID GREY/CHALK WHITE/CORE BLACK
  • Style Code: FU9005
Adidas Yeezy 700 Wave Runner Side View
Adidas Yeezy 700 Wave Runner Side View Via Adidas

The Adidas Yeezy 700 V1 is perhaps currently more popular than the previous crowned king, the Yeezy 350 V2. These sneakers are extremely popular and resell for great margins, particularly the classic Wave Runner colorway that’s highly valuable.

These sneakers feature a combination of grey leather with matching toes and dark green overlays. Boost midsoles feature dark grey hits along with orange accents while rugged outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these kicks are worth around $330 per pair and the most profitable sizes are the smallest sizes as well as 12 and above.

Best Sixes for GS Sizes: Nike Air

The Nike Air Max may not be the most profitable sneaker out there but the silhouette continues to be the most profitable sneaker to release.

Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers on StockX
Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers on StockX

Released in 1990, there was a lot of engineering that went into creating this sneaker which was made with a specific kind of paneling. The paneling on these kicks allows for an insane amount of customization.

Not only does Nike release a plethora of new colorways that can seldom be done on other silhouettes, but these kicks are also highly popular in the concept art world.

 Hundreds of concepts flood the internet every day and the majority are possibly Nike Air Max and Air Force 1s.

Let’s check out a few Nike Air sneakers:

Nike Air Max 90 White Tie Dye

  • Retail Price: $110
  • Average Resell: $150
  • Release Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
  • Colorway: WHITE/SOFT PINK
  • Style Code: DM3110-100
Nike Air Max Tie Dye Side View
Nike Air Max Tie Dye Side View Via Nike

These sneakers feature a white tumbled leather material on the toes and side panels with black cropped Swooshes.

Mesh toe boxes and collars separate themselves while soft pink leather covers the mudguards with white cutouts and ‘Air Max’ tags. White midsoles with a pink block around the Air Unit along with white/pink outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these kicks are worth around $150 per pair which isn’t a huge margin but sizes 5y and above are the most profitable.

How Do You Know What The Best Size to Resell is

The optimal sneaker sizes to purchase and resale may be determined in a variety of ways. The best approaches to choosing the appropriate shoe sizes to purchase and resale are to do market research and network with other resellers.

You’ll get more adept at determining the optimum sizes to resale as you experiment more with shoe pricing.

Investigate StockX

StockX is a wonderful mine for knowledge regarding shoe trends in various sizes, even if you don’t resell on it. You may seek to find out precisely which sizes and at what price are selling. One of the top applications and websites nowadays for finding information and selling used shoes is StockX.

The charts that StockX offers are among its top research-related capabilities. You may use it to study previous years’ worth of sales patterns. Making predictions regarding the future direction of shoe prices is significantly aided by this.

StockX is one of the sites that provide reliable information about shoe sizes; take advantage of it. Furthermore, both registration and usage are free.

Find a cook group

Cook groups are associations of sneaker reselling enthusiasts who share intimate knowledge of how certain shoes will perform in various sizes. A Cook Group has a wealth of knowledge on how various sizes would fare in the aftermarket.

Join the Winner’s Circle for the best tools and expert guidance! 

Research the market

You may begin to understand the market and formulate your own forecasts using the data from StockX and cook groups. Although you won’t constantly be accurate, the objective is to comprehend how various shoe models fluctuate in worth throughout time.


FAQ on GS Sneaker Sizes

What are Nike GS sizes?

G in Nike GS stands for Grade School sizes which refers to bigger kids after pre-school. S obviously stands for Sizes and as we have discussed in this article, they can be very profitable.

are gs sizes the same as women’s

The answer to this is a clear NO. Grade School sizes are meant for kids’ sizes and are completely separate from Women’s Exclusive sizing, men’s sizing, as well as from Pre-School sizes that are referred to as “PS”.

how do grade school sizes run

The way GS sizes work is that they run from 3.5 to 7 and represent an elementary school or primary school age. They can run small as each kid is different but generally, they fit true to size.

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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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