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A day for grading... @reebokclassics x @horweenleather... . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #shoemetricsgraded #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore
Look up 'Nike Air Max Plus V' on eBay and you'll see the only available pair with @50cent as the primary photo 😂 I guess I'm not the only one who associates this shoe with 'In Da Club'
One of my favorite product lines that Nike has ever released. An absolute beast of a debut with the Air Max Plus 1 (on the top) - this shoe came out nearly 21 years ago and it's still selling out in various colorway. That being said, the Air Max Plus 2 (On the bottom) has NEVER retroed (as far as I know) and I really don't understand why. I wasn't a fan of most of the colorway of the 2 but feel like a lot of dope colorways would exist if it were retroed. What do y'all think? Would you buy the air Max plus 2 if it retroed?
And for my last pickup of the day...Deal or nah? Buffalo exchange got me in my feels. My size so I copped. Btw - do y'all know how @buffaloexchange and @crossroadstrading do business? Either they pay you 1/3 of their selling price (in credit) or 1/2 of their selling price (in cash). That means they either bought this pair for around $24 in cash or $36 in credit. Whoever sold them got screwed. I'd say it was a win for me, win for @buffaloexchange , win for @adidas or the original retailer, win for #yeezus , loss for the seller. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #consignment #buffaloexchange #crossroads #crossroadstrading #niketalk #ntdenim #sneakercollector #deals #stealsanddeals #igsneakerhead #igsneakers #hypefeet #adidas #yeezywaverunner700 #adidasyeezy #adidasyeezyboost700 #waverunner #waverunner700 #yeezy #yeezy700 #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #collector
Deal or nah? Buffalo exchange got me in my feels. My size so I bought. Btw - do y'all know how @buffaloexchange and @crossroadstrading do business? Either they pay you 1/3 of their selling price (in credit) or 1/2 of their selling price (in cash). That means they either bought this pair for around $17 in cash or $26 in credit. Whoever sold them got screwed. I'd say it was a win for me, win for @buffaloexchange , win for @nike or the original retailer, loss for the seller. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #consignment #buffaloexchange #crossroads #crossroadstrading #niketalk #ntdenim #sneakercollector #deals #stealsanddeals #igsneakerhead #igsneakers #hypefeet #nike #nikeairmax #nikeairmaxplus #nikeairmaxtuned #nikeairmaxplustiger #nikeairmaxplusog #tiger #tigerstripes #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #collector
Deal or nah? Buffalo exchange got me in my feels. My size so I bought. Btw - do y'all know how @buffaloexchange and @crossroadstrading do business? Either they pay you 1/3 of their selling price (in credit) or 1/2 of their selling price (in cash). That means they either bought this pair for around 22.50 in cash or 32.50 in credit. Whoever sold them got screwed. I'd say it was a win for me, win for @buffaloexchange , win for @adidas or the original retailer, loss for the seller. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #consignment #buffaloexchange #crossroads #crossroadstrading #adidas #adidastwinstrike #twinstrike #twinstrikeadv #niketalk #ntdenim #redwhiteandblue #sneakercollector #deals #stealsanddeals #igsneakerhead #igsneakers #hypefeet
When I was a kid, this was the grail of grails. Having done a quick eBay search, the last Mantle rookies sold were graded 4/10 and 5/10 and both fetched more than $35k each...This card sold back in April 2018 for $2.88m. That’s $2.88 MILLION DOLLARS. Raw (ungraded) this card goes for....? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #graded #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakercollector #sneakercollectors #blowoutcardsforum #baseballcards #mickeymantle #1952 #1952topps #1952toppsmantle #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #teacherdadswag
My first retail purchase on release day in a loooooong time. First pics I saw of these I thought they were just another concept piece so didn’t pay them much attention. A few hours later I saw the release announcement on @georgiosshoesbayfair and knew I wanted them just didn’t know how hard it would be to get them. I did a few searches, couldn’t find anything, then saw posts on #niketalk that they dropped on @kith @sneakerpolitics and @nicekicks and all were sold out immediately. I checked #goatapp and they were listed for $100 over retail. I figured I could make the quick trip down to @georgiosshoesbayfair and I copped the first pair - they weren’t even out on the floor yet. Although I don’t think these are going to SELL OUT sell out, I’m still happy I secured my pair. I love denim AIr Maxes. And check the pics - ZERO glue stains on the uppers. The air units are another story but the uppers are definitely getting better. . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #graded #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmax98 #nikeairmax98western #sneakercollector #sneakers #igsneakercommunity #igsneakercollectors
I was doing some research on this card the other day and came across an interesting story. This exact card was sold on eBay as raw (ungraded) and somehow managed to pull in about $3.7k. Seller made the claim he found it in a box and just wanted to unload it as fast as possible and pretty much acted ignorant to its graded value. He also went to great lengths to try to prove its authenticity, but most collectors weren’t buying the story or the attempts. .  Grading this *authentic* 1952 Mickey Mantle in nearly any condition would cost anywhere from $250-$1k and would result in a markup of (at the very least) $7k-$10k (on top of the $3.7k). Nearly every collector in the discussion claimed the card was fake and the story highly unlikely. .  It’s believed the seller bought a reproduction, ‘aged’ the card with coffee stains, bending and creasing, then lied of his knowledge of its actual history. He then pushed the story on eBay and secured a quick $3.7k flip. No one had any sympathy for the buyer....’he should have known better’. .  Everyone in the discussion stated the importance of grading and the importance of third party verification. In any case - the same will apply with shoes in the near future thanks to Shoemetrics 💯 . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #graded #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakercollector #sneakercollectors #blowoutcardsforum #baseballcards #mickeymantle #1952 #1952topps #1952toppsmantle #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #teacherdadswag
My black leather pair of Nike Air magma from 2011. I wore these a lot and the creasing on this particular pair is a bit...unsightly. Biggest flaw, though, is the heel interior which has completely rubbed through to the support. Still buttery leather and I still rock these often. Greatest memory wearing these - I installed my first set of snow chains ❄️ with these on 😂 . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeairmagma #nikemagma #nikeacg #nikeallconditionsgear #igsneakerheads #nt #niketalk #leather #nikeboots #sneakercollection #snow #snowboots #snowchains
Nike Air magma from 2011. Fresh from the box (fresh from France). Pretty easy to find flaws on damn near perfect leather. Grade would probably fetch a high 8.5 or low 9...I haven’t run them through the grader as they went straight to feet...that shot in the bottom right...the ‘rippled’ seam...not my cup of tea. . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeairmagma #nikemagma #nikeacg #nikeallconditionsgear #igsneakerheads #nt #niketalk #leather #nikeboots #sneakercollection
(3) And...finally, here is the pictorial breakdown of the craftsmanship flaws I noticed on these. Keep in mind - these were an early pair so there are plenty of flaws but it’s still an awesome pair. I wish I knew how to make something like this. I debated whether or not I should post this, but saw some folks were interested and figured it might help someone understand some of our grading criteria. If you are a customizer or a shoemaker or a constructor, these are some of the things we pay attention to while grading. Some of the flaws are from wear, some are from glue, some are from stitching, some are from symmetry, some are from trim and some are from materials used. Anyway...hopefully someone can learn something from this ;) . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #vans #damndaniel #damndanielbackatitagainwiththewhitevans #theshoesurgeon #theshoesurgeonschool #customizedshoes #customizers #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #stewedscrewedandtattooed #vachettatan
(2)...continued from the last post. About a week ago - out of nowhere, @theshoesurgeon found my original post from 126 weeks ago...liked it...then sent me a DM more or less confirming their validity. Someone else commented on the post shortly after (also somewhat confirming their validity). And...as of today...some more info has been given as to their origins and it appears they are definitely legit (see comments in my last post). . . That being said...I hope the story continues. 😂 How do you think this story SHOULD end? BTW I will be posting my visual breakdown and inspection of the shoes later on... . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #theshoesurgeon #vans #lifesf #stewedscrewedandtattooed #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #customshoes #customs #vanssk8hi #1of1 #hypeshoes #sneakerpreservationsociety
(1) So. I posted this pair of Vans X The Shoe Surgeon x Life SF shoes close to three years ago. It was something I came upon at a local thrift store and paid a whopping $18 + tax. I had never even heard of The Shoe Surgeon or Life SF and thought it was just a unique pair of shoes in my size. The shoes were hard as rocks - not really wearable. So I started doing a bit of research and found that The Shoe Surgeon had a nice little following and he was kind of a big deal. I posted a pic of them on IG shortly after I found the shoes, asking if he remembered them and it looks like he didn’t see that I tagged him in the post, but there was no response. No mind. I know he’s a busy dude. I then posted them on Reddit and some guy said he knew @theshoesurgeon and would ask him for me. Apparently, according to this random dude, @theshoesurgeon confirmed they were legit and from 2008. I subsequently listed the shoes on eBay...I didn’t get much interest but some dude reached out to me and said ‘bro these are probably worth $5,000 DO NOT SELL THEM FOR ANY LESS THAN THAT.’ So I pulled the auction and put the shoes away until I could figure out something better to do with them…to be continued... . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #theshoesurgeon #vans #lifesf #stewedscrewedandtattooed #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #customshoes #customs #vanssk8hi #1of1 #hypeshoes #sneakerpreservationsociety
The last pair of tailwinds I own to this day. I’ve owned quite a few different colorways of this model and was able to find pics for 6 of the 7 (swipe to see). The last pair I couldn’t find a pic of I owned from like 2000-2003 it was a red white and blue pair and I think they were an Olympics themed pair...I vaguely remember ‘USA’ printed on the insole or...I dunno it’s possible I’m mistaken on the ‘USA’ part. Anyway, yea, I’m excited to see this model return. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmaxtailwind #nikeairmaxtailwind4 #niketailwind #niketailwind4 #supreme #supremenyc #nikesupreme #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #supremepatty #hypefeet #olympics
Not sure if these are real but these are the rumored colorways dropping with Supreme. Not so sure I’d wear the red and white pair, but that black pair is nice. Just not sure I really need another black pair of Nike Air Maxes 😂 What do y’all think? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmaxtailwind #nikeairmaxtailwind4 #niketailwind #niketailwind4 #supreme #supremenyc #nikesupreme #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #supremepatty
Saw this pic creep across my timeline (or is ‘feed’ the correct term) the other day, posted by @heskicks . Memories of college instantly flooded back. In 1998, I had just started freshman year at UC Santa Cruz and had like $300 to my name. For the first brilliant purchase of my adult life - I went out and purchased a pair of Nike Air Max tailwind 4s for $120 at footlocker at the Capitola Mall. Not this colorway, but more of a white/neon green/black colorway. Food be damned I had to have fresh kicks. Shortly after that dumbass purchase, I returned them for some cheaper Adidas Oswego’s (I only remember the name because my great grandmother lived on a street with the same name in Staten Island) that I then traded for some Puma RS100s. All the while wishing I kept the Tailwinds.  Anyway, it’s good to see this model might be making a comeback. If Supreme is rumored to be co-branding a few pairs, it looks like Nike is gonna ride that train for a while. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #ucsc #ucsantacruz #capitola #capitolamall #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmaxtailwind #nikeairmaxtailwind4 #niketailwind #niketailwind4 #adidas #adidasosweego #statenisland #puma #pumars100 #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
Get your asses to #dsw in Reno, NV.🤦‍♂️ Seriously how is this legal? 😂 Fly-365! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #yeezy #bootleg #fugazi #fakefiles #yeezybusta @dsw @yeezybusta @yeezymafia #yeezy350 @project1of1
If you’re in The Bay Area there’s some 🔥 at Buffalo exchange in Berkeley. Only $28 size 10!!! Start lining up they open at 11am tomorrow morning! 🤦‍♂️ Seriously if I opened a grading order package and saw these I’d still grade em 😂 . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #buffaloexchange #thriftstorefinds #yeezy #bootleg #bape #fugazi #fakefiles #yeezybusta @buffaloexchange @yeezybusta @yeezymafia #yeezy350 #savage #cat #savagecat
Back to those melo 13s...thanks to @redwood_sf for letting me take some pics...they got a pretty clean pair of Melo 13s here with some really minor production flaws (compared to the ones I’ve seen). Even though there’s still a bunch of production flaws, this is by far the best pair I’ve seen. At that price - I’m confident it’s worth it being the best pair I’ve seen. Every pair going for retail or even a bit lower is covered in flaws...IMO not worth it. . If anyone out there has a better pair send me some pics! Demand more from your sneaker supplier! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #redwoodsf #haightashbury #sanfrancisco #thehaight #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #jordans #jordan #jordan4 #jordan4s #jordaniv #jordan4toro #jordan4torobravo #toro #toro4 #red #redshoes
I haven’t done a ‘daily shoe’ in quite a while because I figure no one really gives a damn what I wear on a day to day. But today I’m pretty bored....I’m 4 periods in and I’ve had a grand total of SIX students all day. Ask me why. ASK ME WHY. . Anyway, I’ve got my Innevas on and y’all know how I feel about woven shoes. Also, I’m tryna get inducted into @dallas_penn  #bluelabelbuyersclub with these pants but these aren’t really blue label (but I LOVE them). My sock game is #rossfinds btw. . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #teacherdadswag #teachersfollowteachers #teacherstyle #teachersfollowteachers #igsneakerhead #nikeinneva #nikeinnevawoven
Thanks to @redwood_sf for chatting and letting me take some pics...they got a pretty clean pair of Toro 4s here with some really minor production flaws. This is definitely one of the better pairs of this shoe I’ve seen and I’m happy to see the ideal of ‘better quality control’ is starting to take hold (with or without my influence). Demand more from your sneaker supplier! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #redwoodsf #haightashbury #sanfrancisco #thehaight #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #jordans #jordan #jordan4 #jordan4s #jordaniv #jordan4toro #jordan4torobravo #toro #toro4 #red #redshoes
User submission 2/2. Thanks to the sender of these AM1 @pietparra pics. “Glue stains were pretty minimal and mostly consistent but only two small issues prevented these from being damn near perfect.” This is the second pic. That’s a pretty big glue drop if I do say so myself... . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakercollector #igsneakerheads #igsneakercollectors #niketalk #nike #nikeairmax1parra #nikeam1parra #am1 #am1parra #parra #lonelyloser #qualitycontrol
An oldie but goodie. I've heard from a few people 'I'm getting tired of seeing glue stains.' The fact of the matter is, glue stains are the number 1 cause of lower grades. Like almost every single pair whatsoever has inconsistent glue stains. This pair - some KD VIII EXT with Vachetta leather - came directly from Nike looking like this. Tell me - with a retail of $199 - you wouldn't be pissed off receiving these in the mail? I'm not big on knockin' someone else's work - and I know how difficult it is to glue the midsole onto a pair of shoes - but this is absurd. I have yet to see a single pair of these 'premium leather' shoes that aren't tainted by the sloppy glue job. That being said - all y'all @easymoneysniper collectors out there - wouldn't you pay a premium for a perfect pair of Vachetta tans? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #graded #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikekd #nikekd8 #nikekd8ext #vachettatan
User submission 1/2. Thanks to the sender of these AM1 @pietparra pics. “Glue stains were pretty minimal and mostly consistent but only two small issues prevented these from being damn near perfect.” This is the first pic. Second pic to come. . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakercollector #igsneakerheads #igsneakercollectors #niketalk #nike #nikeairmax1parra #nikeam1parra #am1 #am1parra #parra #lonelyloser
Again...For $1500 I need some symmetry. This stuff kills me. 5 or 6 years ago I bought a pair of new balances for $39.99 and they had a similar symmetry issue and I made a huge deal to NB customer service and they sent me a refund. For $39.99. Maybe I’m just cheap, but I can’t handle a supposed ‘luxury’ brand putting out these kinds of oversights - even on their product sales page! . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #gucci #qualitycontrol #fbccbayarea #luxury #luxuryshoes #highfashion #jewel #2chainz #sneakercollector #igsneakerheads #igsneakercollectors #niketalk
 "You know what really grinds my gears?"  Symmetry.  Adidas EQT x Dragon Ball Z Super Shenron with the poorly placed logo on the top. Am not sure if this is intentional as I’ve seen a few pairs like this, but this would SO bother me. Glad this pair isn't mine 😂 . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #dragonballz #supershenron #adidaseqt #adidasdragonballz #sneakercollection #dbz #symmetry #asymmetrical #igsneakerheads #niketalk #ntdenim @______nuevo.orden
Posted by @liljupiterr and then reposted by @fbccbayarea and now re-re-posted by me. $1k+ ($1.7k from the original post) for this pair of LV shoes and this is how they arrive...one toebox looks normal and the other one is all sloppy and out of sorts. ‘Symmetry’ is a part of sneaker grading, much like ‘centering’ is to card grading. If the naked eye can spot huge differences in symmetry, are you sure you wanna drop $1.7k on a pair? 🤷‍♂️ . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #louisvuitton #qualitycontrol #qc #lv #virgilabloh #sneakercollector #igsneakerheads #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakercommunity #sneakerhead #luxury #luxurylifestyle #champagnetasteonabeerbudget
Kinda late, but here’s a Drew Brees action figure. Graded. Listed for less than the cost of having it graded...$50 for a 9/10. Grading definitely works better with some products than others 😂 Anyway...go Rams? I dunno 🤷‍♂️ I really do not give a damn about today’s football whatsoever. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #collector #superbowl #nfl #nflplayoffs #saintsvsrams #drewbress #macfarlanetoys #toddmacfarlane #neworleanssaints #whodat #whodatnation #sneakercollector
(So...this is kind of a long story - skip to the bottom if you want to get right to the point). I went on a bit of a bender like 4 or 5 years ago...and I bought like 20 pairs of 'Handmade in Germany' @kangaroossneakers . I saw some #niketalk post and just lost it...I had to have these. The quality on the leather was pretty luxurious and the silhouettes were sleek European...right up my alley. So through some internet sleuthing, I met this dude who lived a short distance from the Kangaroos factory in Germany and he was willing to proxy a bunch of pairs for me. He bought a bunch, packed them up and shipped them out to me and like a week later I was sitting on twenty pairs of #roos. A bunch of different colors and a bunch of different sizes and a few different models. Somehow or another I ended up with a pair of @overkillshop Friends and Family 'Blue Grapes'... numbered k/10 in a wooden box. If you know anything about this shoe, you know there are only 10 official pairs in existence...and a handful of other pairs made for friends and family of the Overkill shop (who kangaroos did the collaboration with). So maybe 20 pairs, tops. Probably 2 per size.  Here is what I'm getting at...if this were a pair of Nikes or Jordans and only 10-20 existed in the world - we'd be seeing astronomical prices. Like $10k and above. But being that this is a European brand and not all that popular amongst sneaker elitests, the highest offers I've received on this pair (quite possible the ONLY DS pair of size 44s in the world) have barely been above retail - why? What are your thoughts? (PS there are glue stains 😂) (PPS - when you see these on GOAT, I’m the dude who listed them for $1.1k) . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #overkillshop #overkill #kangaroo #kangaroos #kangarooscoilr1 #bluegrapes #redgrapes #grapes #sneakercollector #madeingermany #handmade #handmadeingermany #igsneakercommunity
One thing #goatapp has going for it is it's extensive database of sneakers. It's incredible. I still find certain shoes missing from time to time but...my God...it's exhaustive. It just keeps getting better and better. For example...The two shoes. The skull packs (on the top) came out with @nike big '360' debut in like 2006 or something....they were relatively common but pretty hard to find nowadays. Those ones on the bottom, though, I've never even seen those. I never even knew they existed until I came across them with (what I thought) was a pretty specific search term. Pretty fascinating the team they've found to dig all this stuff out of the archives. Amazing. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nikefootscapewoven #footscapewoven #footscape360 #nikeskullpack
$1,000,000 asking price? For real? Seems like a lot but I really wouldn't know...only 10 in the world, though.  The moral of the story? #gradedgoesformore, although, I wonder what the inflection point (the point where it’s worth more ungraded than the graded) would be for a card when there’s only 10 in the world? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #collector #newenglandpatriots #tombrady #superbowl #nfl #nflplayoffs #patriotsvschiefs
I was messin around on GOAT scrolling through some of their listings and came across these two monstrosities. Took me a minute to realize that one of these is a toddler shoe and the other is considered '(semi) high fashion'. Can YOU tell the difference (which is which)? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #toddlershoes #highfashion #alexanderwang #nikedynamo #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #igsneakercommunity #nike #adidas #goat #goatapp
I thought this was a pretty cool looking jersey card. Patrick Mahomes Nike logo RC ungraded and sold for $10k+. *swipe* Mahomes RC graded 9/10 - $1.5k-$2.5k. *swipe* Mahomes RC graded 10/10 - $3k-$4k Cost of grading? $75-$1k  I couldn’t even FIND a sold 8/10...The moral of the story? #gradedgoesformore or #gradedcangoformore . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #collector #newenglandpatriots #kansascitychiefs #tombrady #patrickmahomes #superbowl #nfl #nflplayoffs #patriotsvschiefs
Check out the progression of these Drew Brees GRADED rookie cards - Brees ungraded ~ $4.5k. Brees graded 9/10 ~ $6k+. Brees graded 10/10 ~ $20k+ And grading costs anywhere between $75-$2k depending on the value of the card.  I'll be the first to tell you - I don't give a damn about football. Like not a single damn. As a 38 year old American male, though, I do have some residual knowledge of football and who's who and all that. I'll watch it with my boys but I actually had to ask my cousin about who is playing tomorrow.  This card is one of the most popular cards on eBay when I searched...I'll post a couple other popular cards in a bit.  The moral of the story? #gradedgoesformore . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #collector #newenglandpatriots #tombrady #drewbress #superbowl #nfl #nflplayoffs #patriotsvschiefs #saintsvsrams
Brady RC graded 10/10 - $16k+. Brady RC graded 9/10 - $6k+. *swipe* Brady RC graded 8/10 - $4.5k. Brady RC ungraded - $5.5k+ Cost of grading? $75-$1k  Looks like it's it worth it if you believe you have a 9 or better...this is called the ‘inflection point’. The moral of the story? #gradedgoesformore or #gradedcangoformore . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservationsociety #igsneakerheads #sneakercollector #collectorsuniverse #collector #newenglandpatriots #tombrady #superbowl #nfl #nflplayoffs #patriotsvschiefs
And the last minor issue on that pair of @uabasketball @stephencurry30 IV #nbajam - again almost completely invisible - the frame for the autograph plate (under the arch) could have been placed a bit cleaner. A really nice shoe, though. I'm impressed. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #warriors #nba #curry #stephcurry @stephencurry30 @uabasketball @gs.warriors @fabbydavisjr1 @oaklandish #stephgonnasteph @e40 #oakland #nbajam #oaklandcoliseum #goldenstatewarriors #curryiv #sneakercollector #sneakerpreservationsociety
Another minor issue on that pair of @uabasketball @stephencurry30 IV #nbajam - almost completely invisible - the heel decoration on the sole could have been placed a bit cleaner. A really nice shoe, though. Notice anything interesting around the UA logo? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #warriors #nba #curry #stephcurry @stephencurry30 @uabasketball @gs.warriors @fabbydavisjr1 @oaklandish #stephgonnasteph @e40 #oakland #nbajam #oaklandcoliseum #goldenstatewarriors #curryiv #sneakercollector #sneakerpreservationsociety
@underarmour Curry 4 Low 'NBA Jam'. Say what you will about @stephencurry30 and @uabasketball , but these shoes are put together with WAY more care and attention to detail than a lot of these hyped shoes y’all are spending thousands of dollars on. Y’all are prisoners to the culture! (I kinda am too). Only a couple of minor issues I found with this DS pair. First issue: there was some very very minor sole compression which usually happens when a shoe is simply tried on. DS or not? With midsole compression - some brands are WAAAYYYYY better than others (I love @newbalance but whatever y'all 'classic' midsole is made out of gives the worst sole compression out of any sneaker brand I've seen), but this is a non-factor for most who would wear this shoe. Personally? I don't think I could pull this shoe off but it's a nice looking shoe nonetheless. Could you rock? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #warriors #nba #curry #stephcurry @stephencurry30 @uabasketball @gs.warriors @fabbydavisjr1 @oaklandish #stephgonnasteph @e40 #oakland #nbajam #oaklandcoliseum #goldenstatewarriors #curryiv #sneakercollector #sneakerpreservationsociety @fbccbayarea
In general - Adidas does a better job with glue than Nike...especially on runners. This is the last I'll post on these Adidas' (but not the last flaw) . Remember - Virtually no glue stains, one glue drop on the suede and this ridge where the midsole meets to upper (on the medial of the left shoe). Kinda crooked, no? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #adidas #adidasoriginals #adidasquesence
What the hell is that? It's small and it's tiny but it is definitely a glue drop. Virtually no glue stains where the rubber meets the suede, but a glue drop right in the middle of that beautiful suede...a damn shame. . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #adidas #adidasoriginals #adidasquesence #suede #shoemaker #igsneakerhead #collectors #collectorsuniverse #graded
Check out this pair of @adidas #quesence I recently graded. Swipe to see the flaw. Almost perfect. Yes, that little tiny smudge of glue makes this pair *not* pristine. It is largely unnoticeable - this is definitely noticeable to those searching for 'the perfect pair.' There were a couple of other minor issues with this pair but some companies are DEFINITELY better than others when it comes to glue. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #adidas #adidasquesence
Posted by a member of the AM1 Enthusiast group...I don't even know what to call this stain...I don't think it's a glue stain...maybe the suede got wet and dried? In any case, another flaw straight from the factory. 'Its a feature, not a bug.' . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading
This will not be news to the OGs, but the market is flooded. 184 signature Jordan releases in 2018 alone. I’m old enough to remember 3 signature jordan releases a year. 184? Think about that. That’d be almost enough shoes for 2 centipedes. IN ONE YEAR! And that’s just Jordan signature models...the market is being flooded. The market is being flooded. THE MARKET IS FLOODED. What sets your collection apart? Think you’ve got some perfect 10s in your collection? Send ‘em over! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #jordans #flooded #themarketisflooded #mjmondays #jordans #2018 #itstoomuch #thisaintitchief
Recently graded. Adidas Ultraboost uncaged ‘multi-color’. 6/10. Not great 😂 . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #adidas #adidasultraboost #adidasboost #multicolor #adidasultraboostuncaged
Back to the preservation case...early on I was kind of clueless and reached out to a ton of companies. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted and somehow got talked into buying 120 of these crap boxes...the idea for preservation and grading wasn’t fully ‘fleshed out’ so I definitely jumped the gun. I had this box tested shortly after I received it and it failed on all measures. I stored them in a buddies basement and after about a year of them sitting there he asked if I wanted them back...I said ‘nah, dump em’. An early semi-expensive mistake. . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservation #sneakerpreservationsociety #nike #nikeair #nikeairraid #heatforsmallfeet #nikeraid #nikeraidpeace #peace #raid #nikeurban #nikeurbanjungle
Grading is crazy. I mean...if the difference between companies shows a 100x difference in price - how trustworthy is the lowest priced brand vs. the highest priced brand? The grade remains consistent at 10/10, but the price fluctuates from $350 to $30k 😂 . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #chicagobears #chicago #walterpayton #walterpaytonrc #nfl #nflplayoffs #codyparkey #superbowl #roadtothesuperbowl #sneakerpreservationsociety
Check this out...this is an early version of an idea I had for sneaker preservation - I wanted to create custom molds out of plastic for each pair of shoes.  So my cousin and I built this wooden box and glued/taped the pegboard to the top. We sealed it up pretty good (we used plastic on the inside to make sure it was airtight), then drilled a hole on the side of the box big enough for an industrial strength vacuum cleaner.  After the box was completed, I bought a bunch of different (clear) plastic squares from tap plastics and turned my home oven up to about 500 degrees and put the plastic in. I waited until the plastic was almost melting, pulled out it as quickly as possible and laid it directly on top of the shoe on the box...I hit the switch on the vacuum and let the plastic ‘mold’ to the shoe as the vacuum sucked the plastic down. It didn’t come out as nice as I would have liked - that’s why I went the way of an engineered box - but an interesting experiment nonetheless. . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakerpreservation #sneakerpreservationsociety #sneakercollector #sneakercollection #niketalk #ntdenim #vans #damndaniel #vanssk8hi #vanshosoi
If you’ve been doing this sneaker thing as long as I have, you might have noticed back in 2016 that @Nike released a couple of their less popular silhouettes (Air Max 96 and 96 II) throughout the year. It was a 20th anniversary thing. And then in 2017 they started pumping out 97s like there was no tomorrow. Another 20th anniversary thing. And if 98s were your thing (they are definitely MY thing), you probably anticipated the plethora of pairs to come in 2018. But now that 2018 is over - Nike IS STILL releasing 98s. They don’t really have a strong 99 model (but they’ll probably invent some story to change that). Anyway, back to the 98s - I’m happy as hell, too, cuz I know they’re all gonna end up on sales racks...just like they did back in 1998-2000 😂 Those leopard print 98s are 🔥 what do you think, should @safari_kicks consider them Safari? . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeairmax #nikeairmax98 #20thanniversary #xx #cny #chinesenewyear #1998 #leopardprint #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #kixtagram #sneakerhead
So I finally got around to seeing those Melo XIIIs in person and...they lived up to the hype. If you don't know the story behind these...here's the abridged version: @jumpman23 made a ton of these and planned on this big release for them called 'the class of 2002'. Once the production facility finished, quality control department took a look and said something to the effect of 'we can't release these there are too many defects'. And having seen some actual pairs - they did a good job pulling the plug on the release. But being that it's Nike and they know how to capitalize, they decided to scrap the big release and instead sell exclusively (for original MSRP) at @nike outlets. If anyone out there finds a near perfect/perfect/pristine pair - send them on over and I'll grade them for free. You could be sitting on a gold mine as having the only pair of 9-10/10 Melo XIIIs in the world 😂 . . . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #niketalk #nike #jordan13 #jordanxiii #classof2002 #carmeloanthony #carmelo #honeynutcheerios #ntdenim #qualitycontrol #qualityassurance @santacruzdealhunters @outlet.hunters @nikeoutlethunters  #igsneakerheads #igsneakercollectors #sneakercollector #sneakercollectors @staypuft76
I’ve gotta say these Westbrook’s (the ones on the bottom) are much more intriguing to me than the Jordan signature XXX3 (top). If JB would go back to that XX9/XXX pod-sole style (like on the Westbrook), I think these sigs would look way better. This I probably the first time I’ve been more into an offshoot than a signature. What do y’all think? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #mjmondays #jordan #jordans #jordanxxxiii #jordanwestbrook #russellwestbrook #jordan33 @nightwing2303 @jumpman23 @russwest44 #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakercommunity #igsneakerheads #kix0l0gy
Video games. Who would have thought video games would be sealed up in boxes only to never be played? Check out the price differential for a graded video game - the one on the left wasn't graded and sold for $250. The one on the right was graded (100/100) and sold for $1.5k. On the surface, these LOOK like the exact same game, but I don't know a damn thing about Pokemon so maybe the $1.5k is a different version? I dunno. Maybe @franalations knows... . I'm pretty sure grading through #vga costs anywhere from $30 up to $350 (depending on what options you select when having your game graded)...at any of those grading prices - it looks like it was worth it - a 600% increase in sold price from 'not graded' to 'graded'. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #pokemon #heartgold #sneakercollector #sneakercollection #sneakercollecting #igsneakerheads #igsneakers #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #ntdenim #pokemongo #nintendo #nintendods #nintendoswitch #nintendogames #nintendogamer
Yesterday, I had two separate individuals ask me about how *certain* sneakers are packaged after they are graded in order to maximize for longetivity...here's a few pics of Jordan PEs that were graded a couple years back. The first is what we believe to be a pair made for @bighurt during his shoe contract year. The second pair was made (and autographed) by @mike_bibby_10 . And the third pair is a DS pair made for @michaelfinley4 (and included the sheath). . Our casing is no joke - we went through several vendors with several rounds of prototyping and sampling and testing to ensure that these cases are nearly museum quality.  Remember, they are made with Japanese Mitsubishi quarter-inch acrylic, they have been UV tested at a Griffin Technogies facility, and come with pre-drilled air vents. These vents can be covered with our waterproof, dustproof, breathable membranes that allow your shoes to breathe without the inherent dangers of humidity and dust. If you have some perfect 10s or even some 9.5s, or some collectors items you won't be wearing, or some older pairs about to fall apart, or some nostalgic pieces from your childhood - hit me up and I'll see what we can do. . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #sneakercollection #sneakercollector #igsneakercommunity #igsneakerheads #niketalk #ntdenim #kix0l0gy #jordans #jordanpes #jordanplayerexclusive #playerexclusive #sample #samples @beckettmediallc @cgccomics @actionfiguresgalore #actionfigureauthority #actionfigures #videogamegrading #numismatics #numismatist @ngccoins
One last pic of those Jordan XX9 MTMs to close out the post. Those 4 tiny flaws represented a 1 point drop on the grading scale...and the majority of that drop had to do with the dust that accumulated on the sole bottom (really difficult to remove). The glue stains were really minor (almost non-existent), the shine on the midsole was easily fixed and the (extremely minor) creases show the suppleness and texture of the leather (and are not from wear). This pair looks DEADSTOCK or possibly worn once inside. Great pair. TSS graded 9/10. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #jordan #jordans #jordanxx9 #jordanxx9mtm #jordan29 #jordan29mtm #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #sneakers #sneakercollector #sneakercollection
The difference between a graded Jordan Fleer rookie at an 8/10 and 10/10 (graded by PSA) is roughly $32k 😂 The more I research this stuff, the more I think it's exactly where sneakers are headed. Graded for the sneaker collectors (not wearers). 'Rarity' takes on a whole new meaning. . . . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #rarity #rare #perfect10 #michaeljordan #mj #mjmondays #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakercollectors #sneakercollector #sneakercollection #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
I ❤️ Jordan XX9s. This pair of #mtm is especially dope. As I was grading this pair, I noticed a few 'issues' - (1) dust accumulation in the sole (2) midsole Sheen was fogging up (3) very minor (but present) glue stains and (4) minor leather creasing around the upper lace 'cage' (which is common with this model - even on DS pairs). It's hard as hell to clear the dust from the tiny tiny Chambers in the sole, but the sheen on the midsole is pretty easily shined up with a quick wipe. If these were the main flaws, what do you think they should have been graded? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #jordan #jordans #jordanxx9 #jordanxx9mtm #jordan29 #jordan29mtm #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #sneakers #sneakercollector #sneakercollection
And the comic book version of a 6/10. Starting with a 4/10, price goes up pretty significantly per grade point - up 50% from grade 4 to grade 6. I realize this isn't the best example when it comes to pricing sample sneakers from 2010, but it does provide some context. The graph for grading looks to be quite parabolic. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #amazingspiderman #spiderman #cgc #cgccomics #cgcgraded #niketalk #ntdenim #igsneakers #igsneakercommunity #igsneakerheads #kix0l0gy #kixtagram #teachersofinstagram
Another recent pair graded a 6/10. Almost the exact same issue as the #airmax180 - paint cracking on the midsole. pretty much any time you see almost any pair with paint chipping or midsole paint cracking - it most like starts at 6/10 and goes down from there. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikefreernflyknit #nikefree5 #nikerainbow #niketalk #ntdenim #kix0l0gy #igsneakers #kixtagram
So after I graded that pair of #sample #nikeairmax180 the other day - it got me thinking about an appropriate asking price on them. If you recall - I ran them through the Shoemetrics grader and stamped them a 6/10. I've been trying to figure out the markup based on grade, but there isn't too much data to go off in the sneaker world, so I took a look at the sports card world...check this out: An 84-85 #mj #star #rookie #graded a 9/10 recently sold for $19.2k and the same card graded a 6/10 recently sold for $2.8k. Thats almost a 700% increase in asking price for 3 full grades.  So, what do you think a DS (most likely a 9/10) pair of those Air Max 180 samples could go for? Its not a 'high demand' shoe so...$200~$250 max? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #michaeljordan #mjmondays #nike #nikeairmax #nikeairmax180 #nikesample
And for the final grade after running it through the grader. A Shoemetrics 6/10. I'll post a few more grading walk-throughs from the last batch of shoes I received. . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmax180 #nikesample #sample #airmaxdaily #niketalk #ntdenim
A few more shots of that #nikeairmax180 #sample . Look at the top right pic - notice the nipples are all still present and show almost no wear, while the midsole pics (top left and bottom right) show paint cracking on almost every inch. Probably a single coat of paint with no protective coat. I find this kinda stuff interesting. Notice anything else? . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmax180 #nikesample #sample #airmaxdaily #niketalk #ntdenim
Recently came across and graded  this pair of #sample #nikeairmax180 ... Nothing special about this pair other than the fact it's a sample. Insoles look virtually brand new, upper and soles looked pretty good too. Kinda shocked to see paint cracking all up and down the midsole, though. Makes me think the weak paint used on samples is indicative of the idea that they don't really want people actually wearing samples. Not too many flaws otherwise. Notice anything else? . . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmax180 #nikesample #sample #airmaxdaily #niketalk #ntdenim
Grading going down on the Shoemetrics grader....As far as I know this is the only sneaker grading software in the world. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #sneakergrading #gradedgoesformore #mjmondays #cryingjordan #igsneakercommunity #kix0l0gy #sneakerheads #qualityoverquantity #knowwhatyourebuying #stockx #goat #goatclean
Time to grade...feels like I'm in a casino up in here. I kinda wish we had those RFID chips but these honeycomb holograms will do for now. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #igsneakercommunity #niketalk #kix0l0gy #sneakerheads
Yo are these real? Legit check? Seems like this might be an early version of the Don C Jordan Legacy 312 at that pricepoint 😂@buffaloexchange what are you doing with these prices? These are so so bad. What can these be called? This is like the definition of 'doin too much'. How about..."Nike Air Jordan Hyperdunk Force 1 hybrid Charlotte hornets CP3 player exclusive"? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #jordan #cp3 #charlottehornets #bootleg #fakefiles #kix0l0gy #niketalk #thrift #thrifted #donc #chicagodonc #jordanlegacy312 @chicagodonc
A nice lil pickup earlier today from @crossroadstrading...a nice sleek hoop show in my size. Kind of a bitch to put on, though. Factory flaws on these are pretty minimal but still present. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #curry #underarmour #curry4 #curry4low #nbajam #stephencurry #godubs
@crossroadstrading and @buffaloexchange are like my favorite places to shop. It's all about the 'thrill of the hunt' at these places and there are only a few things more thrilling than finding something new to hunt for. Like these Air Max 1s for example. Absolute shit condition and a tiny size but the colorway is one I've never seen before and I really like it. Anyone know where I can find a newish pair in like a size 10.5w? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1premium #patchwork #plaid #kix0l0gy #niketalk #thrift #thrifted
"My in-laws know I'm a sneakerhead, so they went hard for Christmas" . (seen on r/sneakers) . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #igsneakerheads #kix0l0gy #ntdenim
Pretty gross quality control on these XIs. Some flaws come from wear, others come directly from the factory. I'm still looking for that perfect pair - DM me pics or tag me if you think you've got a perfect pair. Size 10.5 paying $400 (60% above market rate). . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #jordans #jordan11 #concord11 #concords #igsneakercommunity #sneakerheads
My next question was going to be "what would YOU pay for a Shoemetrics graded perfect 10/10 pair of concords, but @mustang_chris_50_hyka threw it out there already. He's looking for a perfect pair and is willing to pay 60% above market rate(!) for a perfect pair. Size 10.5. if you think you've got a pair let one of us know. . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #graded #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #jordan11 #jordans #concord #concords #concord11 #concord11s #niketalk #qualityoverquantity
Jordan 11s are normally pretty good with glue stains. I think the structure of the midsole and the tooling make it a bit easier to keep the glue on line. There aren't really any 'teeth', and, typically, the glue only gets kinda sloppy around the toe flap. That being said, 11s tend to have flaws unique from other signature models. The cuts are usually inconsistent, and the texture and composition of the midsole leaves almost every pair with inconsistent compression creases - sometimes even DEADSTOCK pairs have midsole creases. How many flaws do you notice? Is there anything I might have missed? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #jordans #jordan11s #jordanxi #jordanxiconcord #jordan11concord2018 #airjordan #airjordans
Final grade: 7.5/10. Based on the (limited) information shown in the last two posts - would you agree or disagree with that grade? . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1floral #nikeairmax87 #airmax1 #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
And some more flaws... What do you think these should be graded? Swipe to see what I see... . *SPOILER* Look at the height of the midsole on the medial. These types of inconsistencies drive me crazy! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1floral #nikeairmax87 #airmax1 #floral #flowers #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
What's the first thing I noticed while grading this pair of Air Max 1s? Swipe to see what I see... *SPOILER* Look at that massive glue runner coming right down the midsole. Gross! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1floral #nikeairmax87 #airmax1 #floral #flowers #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
And what about the heel shot of that SAME pair of AM1 Crepes? Pretty hard to miss the flaws here Swipe to see what I see... *SPOILER* that embroidered 'NIKE' is terrible! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1crepe #nikeairmax87 #airmax1 #crepesole #crepe #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity
My wife sent me this the other day...something she came across online. If you've been around Jordans for as long as I've been around Jordans you might remember that Js with the cheeks were a telltale sign of fakes back in the mid to late 2000's. Newer fakes are so much better. Immediately upon seeing this I thought of @pgknows saying something about coppin some 'Air Gordans!' . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #fake #fakes #fugazi #bootleg #fakejordans #buttcheeksout
Can you spot the any flaws on this recently released pair of Air Max 1 Crepes? Swipe to see what I see... *SPOILER* Look at the height of the midsole on the medial. These types of inconsistencies drive me crazy! . . . . . . . #thesneakersavant #thesneakersavantremembers #shoemetrics #shoemetricsflaws #gradedgoesformore #sneakergrading #nike #nikeair #nikeairmax1 #nikeairmax1crepe #nikeairmax87 #airmax1 #crepesole #crepe #igsneakerheads #igsneakercommunity #perfection

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