The resell game is not just about buying the right size sneakers, it’s also about getting the right shoe size. While a sneaker may generally be profitable, knowing which sizes are more sought after will help you level up! Keep reading for more information on how to get the best shoe size!

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We also cover specifics such as best GS shoe sizes and best infant shoe sizes and the rarest size out there.

So, what actually is the best shoe size for reselling?

It̵7;s important to understand that every sneaker is different. Different shoe sizes may be more profitable depending on the release. This is a general guide so you can understand how important the sizing is.

The best sizes for reselling sneakers for maximum profit
The best shoe size for reselling shoes for maximum profit

Sizes 8 – 12

Right away it is important to understand that sizes 8-12 will most often not lead to the most profit, however, they will sell quickly and sell fast.

Instead, they are on this list because they are the most sought-after. The majority of sneakers resellers, and people for that matter, fall into the sneaker sizes of 8-12. These sizes are in high demand, and high demand sneakers don’t always lead to a higher price.

If, for example, you have 10 pairs of shoes that are sized between 8 and 12, the chances of you being able to move those pairs quickly are much, much higher.

Image of several Nike Smoke Grey boxes in a car trunk.

Sizes 4 – 7.5

Now we’re getting into shoe sizes are have less demand, but also less stock upfront.

Smaller or grade school sizes are obviously less common, so sneaker companies like Nike and Adidas don’t produce as many, to begin with. The basic rule of economics is less supply = more demand, and more demand = higher prices.

To show you an example of this, we’ll take a look at the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Yeezreel (Non-Reflective). This sneaker retailed for $220 and has an average resale value of $290 on the resale market, not a bad profit.

But take a look at the table below, and see the prices highlighted in red. You’ll notice that the resale value is significantly higher than the general-size sneakers.

Several bid prices on StockX
Several bid prices on StockX

Sizes 6 and 6.5 almost hit $100 over what generally sized pairs go for. This is super important information as a reseller because that’s hundreds of dollars in missed profit if you don’t understand this.

Sizes 13+

This is a similar concept to the smaller or grade school sizes, but again retailers make less quantity in less worn sneaker sizes.

This time, we are going to take a look at a pair of Air Jordans, a well known brand, more specifically the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Patent Bred.

The reason we chose this sneaker is that Jordan 1’s are actually pretty popular for people with larger foot sizing. This is important to know because there will be more demand for the larger sizes because they usually release sneakers that have a larger shoe size in less quantity.

Taking a look at the table here, you’ll notice that the sizes of the Air Jordans go from 12.5 and up yielding around $500, while the general shoe size, 9.5 – 10.5, yields about $400.

It’s still very important to understand that sizes like 16 are not going to be selling every day. Investing in really small or really large sizes is a long-term great investment that may not see a buyer for months. For safer purchases you’ll want to buy the other sizes.

You have to be in it to win it and stick it through if you want to see the kinds of returns that these specific shoe sizes can get you for some Air Jordans.

Want to cop pairs with that kind of profit? You’re going to want to check out Cook Groups

Cook groups are great ways to connect with other resellers and cook groups are great ways to get inside knowledge and access to resources nobody else has.

Bid prices on StockX
Bid prices on StockX

This brings us to the conclusion of this article. As far as the best shoe size for reselling? There isn’t one. People wear their sneakers and want sneakers in their size, and there’s a huge variety of certain sneakers and certain brands that come in different sizes.

If you want to move pairs fast and don’t mind selling for lower, go for 8-12. If you want to make as much as possible and don’t mind holding on to pairs, go for a specific size.

Hopefully, now you know how to always cop the best shoe size!

How Sneaker Flippers Can Help You

So you’ve learned what shoe sizes to look for, but you don’t have any sneakers!

That’s where we come in.

Our website posts sneaker guides and information 24/7 so you are always up to date with which sneakers yield profits, and which ones don’t.

We also have a top-of-the-line Cook Group, the Winner’s Circle. This Cook Group will absolutely help you reach your sneaker-selling goals.

Also, make sure to check out our Hypemaster Playbook and help your sneakerhead learn the ins and outs of the ever-changing world of sneakers!

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Jimmy McPherson

Jimmy McPherson

Jimmy is the former founder of Midwest Soles, a sneaker and streetwear reselling company. He's a current business student with a continued passion for sneakers and sneaker reselling.


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