Yeezy 700 v3 Azareth Dropping This Week

adidas Yeezy 700 v3 Azareth

For its last August drop, Yeezy is releasing a new pair of the 700 v3 silhouette. Rather than keeping this drop exclusive to adidas and Yeezy Supply, this release is much more widespread delivery.

Arguably the silhouette’s cleanest colorway to-date, this design iteration is highlighted by its futuristic-like upper that stands out due to the nature of its sporty blue wavy design lines that lie beneath the translucent RPU cages. When first charged up in the light, the translucent RPU cages have capabilities of glowing in the dark.

Sizes for the whole family will make their way to the shelves on August 29th at the retailers listed below, Yeezy Supply, and the new-and-improved adidas Confirmed app. If you were looking to cop a pair of Yeezy 700 v3, this colorway is the one.

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UNION LA & Jordan Collaborate On A Four-Shoe Collection

UNION LA x Jordan Brand

West coast boutique UNION LA and Jordan Brand are back together after releasing two colorways of the Air Jordan 1 back in 2018. For Fall/Winter ’20, the imprint is following up with not just two but four different pairs for release on August 29th. From their duo of Air Jordan 4s to their Jordan Zoom 92 and Jordan Delta Mid, the “Sophomore Album” as they call it delivers a theme still retro-inspired.

The most anticipated pairs of the entire are the two Air Jordan 4s colorways. The “Off Noir” colorway features the same palettes of black, white, red, and blue as the UNION LA x Air Jordan 1 Blue Toe. Complementing this colorway is the “Guava Ice” colorway taking the same color pattern replacing the black, white, red, and blue with blue, pink, and vintage yellowing on the midsole. While the color palettes are impressive, the details are far more impressive as the tongue is loosely stitched down for a shorter look.

The Jordan Delta Mid borrows its color palette from the UNION LA x AJ4 “Off Noir” while the Jordan Zoom 92 borrows his from the UNION LA x AJ4 “Guava Ice.” The complete is scheduled to drop on August 29th on the boutique’s website.

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Nike x MEDICOM TOY SB Dunk Collab: The Hottest Dunks This Year?

MEDICOM TOY x Nike SB Dunk Low BE@RBRICK

Medicom Toy and Nike are back with a new SB Dunk collab making it their seventh Dunk collab since they started working together in 2002. This SB Dunk collab is among the most exquisite SB Dunk releases this year. Initially announced to be a Japan-exclusive release, the shoe is now on the SNKRS App for an August 22nd release.

Inspired by an Air Force 1 High covered in black faux fur that dropped in 2010, Nike SB and MEDICOM TOY uses similar devices to celebrate MEDICOM TOY’s famous BE@RBRICK line. Embroidered on the tongue and lateral heel in contrasting tones is the line’s famous logo, and hits of white are incorporated on the heel tab and midsole.

The shoes will retail at $135 for men sizes and $88 for kids sizes on August 22nd.

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The Return Of The Samba

Nike Dunk Low SP Samba

Just like we predicted at the end of the last year, the Nike Dunk Low made its mainstream resurgence, and Travis Scott, who’s known for influencing resale prices of Dunks, is often referenced as a trailblazer when it comes to the Dunks comeback.

The Nike Dunk Low SP “Samba” is returning this year after 19 years. The pair was a Japan-exclusive in 2001, and this year’s release was supposed to coincide with Tokyo Olympics. Unfortunately, due to the global events, the Olympics were postponed, but luckily for us, sneakerheads, Nike is sticking to its scheduled drop on August 21st.

Like the original design, the low-top Dunk features a “Hyper Blue” base overlaid with “Silver” leather panels. Profile Swooshes and “NIKE”-branded heel overlays deviate from their surroundings not only with their “Samba” color scheme but also their carbon fiber-reminiscent construction. Sole units maintain the memorable 19-year-old-colorway in-tact as they round out the pair with a white midsole/red outsole combination.

The Nike Dunk Low SP “Samba” will retail at CA$135 on August 21st on the SNKRS App.

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Air Jordan 3 Laser Orange Out This Week

WMNS Jordan 3 Retro Laser Orange

The women’s Air Jordan 3 Laser Orange was initially rumored to launch in July but has been given a Fall 2020 release date by Jordan Brand in late June. The wait is finally over, ladies, the pair is officially releasing on August 21st.

The Jordan 3 features a white, tumbled leather upper with hits of laser orange throughout the sock liner, eyelets and midsole. The Jordan 3 Laser Orange indulges in a tried-and-tested arrangement, though branding at the rear and underfoot forgoes its beloved 1988-form in favor of retro styling. This iteration is completed by a laser orange Jumpman “Air” hangtag and incorporates the iconic “Cement Grey” elephant print on the toe and heel.

The Air Jordan 3 Laser Orange will retail at $255 on August 21st on the SNKRS App.

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The OG Nike Air Ship is Returning August 7th

The OG Nike Air Ship is returning August 7th

The Nike Air Ship is returning in a small, limited quantity through raffle this August 7th. This pair is the same shoe Michael Jordan debuted his 1984/85 NBA season with, and it is the precursor to the Air Jordan 1. After 36 years, the Air Ship is finally receiving its own solo retro colorway that was originally banned by the NBA.

The pair features a red accent collar, eye stays, lace, and swoosh against the black smooth leather base similar, but the white midsole is more pronounced than that of its successor, the Air Jordan 1.

Unfortunately, the pair will not release via SNKRS CA, but visit back-door.it to learn more about their in-store and global raffle. Stay Tuned!

Nike Air Ship Medial
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Nike Air Ship Heel
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Nike Air Ship Box
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Nike Air Ship Box
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Heat This Week – Feb. 29th Edition

Heat This Week - Feb. 29th

The hottest sneakers from this week are now available on NXTDROP.

Nike SB Dunk Low Travis Scott

Travis Scott lacing the Nike SB Dunk Low

First appeared in JACKBOYS short video in December last year, the Nike SB and Travis Scott collab finally dropped today at select skate shops. The shoe didn’t release on SNKRS, making them harder to get. Rumor is they’re going to releasing on SNRKS soon, but in the meantime, cop your pair now.

Air Jordan 1 High Retro Pine Green Black

Air Jordan 1 High Retro Pine Green Black Close-Up

Jordan Brand keeps releasing new pairs of the Air Jordan 1 High silhouette. Because the Pine Green colorway released in 2018 was a success, it only makes sense to release the Black version. Sell your pair today on NXTDROP.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN Orange

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN Orange w/ Box

After the first pair of the 700 MNVN series released earlier this month, Yeezy dropped the Orange colorway of the new 700 series today. If you’re into bright colors, reflective materials, and dad shoes, this is a must cop.

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Selling Sneakers in Canada

Selling Sneakers in Canada

Canadian sellers can make big money if they land the right sneaker or sell a ton of pairs. But what’s the best way to flip your inventory?

There are many ways to flip shoes. You can sell them hand-to-hand to people you know, drop them off at consignment shops such as Essential Canada or Staying Fresh, list them on Kijiji, or sell them through sneaker websites like NXTDROP or StockX. Things to be mindful of when selling sneakers are the selling fees, the time it takes before you get paid, the effort required on your end, the outcome in the event you get scammed.

Below is a roundup of sites and stores, and what to expect when using these selling outlets.

StockX

Location: Based in Detroit, online marketplace

Selling process: StockX uses a bid/ask process. The sellers list the sneakers for a price they are willing to give up their pairs for, and buyers can choose to buy or not. Buyers can also list prices they are comfortable with, and once sellers are OK, they can sell their shoes for that much. Once a transaction happens, StockX will email you a shipping label, and you have two days to send the sneakers for verification. The sneakers must be in the original box and unworn.

Fee: Seller fees are 9.5 percent, but the rates will decrease as soon as you complete three sales. Shipping costs $13.95. Payment processing is 3 percent.

Payment process: It’s put in your PayPal account once the shoes are verified and shipped. You can also opt for direct deposit.

NXTDROP

Location: Based in Calgary, online marketplace.

Selling process: The selling process is similar to StockX. NXTDROP also uses a bid/ask process. The sellers list the sneakers for a price they are willing to give up their pairs for, and buyers can choose to buy or not. Buyers can also list prices they are comfortable with, and once sellers are OK, they can sell their shoes for that much. Once a transaction happens, NXTDROP will email you a shipping label, and you have two days to send the sneakers for verification. The sneakers must be in the original box and unworn.

Fee: Seller fees are 9.5%, payment processing is 3%, and there are no shipping fees.

Payment process: NXTDROP pays sellers via Interact e-transfer, so you are sure to receive your money right after your shoes pass authentication.

Facebook Groups

Location: Online.

Selling process: Post the sneakers that you want to sell on the group and hope someone buys it. Popular FB groups in Canada are CSX (Canada Sneaker Exchange) or TSG (Toronto Sneaker Group).

Fee: None.

Payment process: PayPal, Interact e-transfer, in person. It depends on the terms agreed between the two parties.

Consignment Stores

Selling process: At Essential Canada, you drop the sneakers off at one of its locations (Downtown Toronto or North York). You can also contact them to ship the shoes if you live outside the Toronto area. They will sell the shoes on your behalf in their stores. Once someone buys, you get paid. Almost every consignment shop in Canada works this way.

Fee: Essential Canada takes 15% of the sale price.

Payment process: After the transaction, they will contact you to pick up your cheque. You can also request payment via PayPal.

Kijiji/Ebay

Selling process: Kijiji is a marketplace that sells more than sneakers. In Kijiji, you upload pictures of the sneaker you want to sell, fill the description of the item, and set a price for it. Eventually, sellers will have to ship their items.

Fee: None.

Payment process: PayPal, Interact e-transfer, in person. It depends on the terms agreed between the two parties.

Instagram/Twitter

Location: Online.

Selling process: On social media, you post the sneakers and hope somebody sees it. To be a big reseller, you’ll have to build an audience that trusts you.

Fee: None.

Payment process: PayPal, Interact e-transfer, in person. It depends on the terms agreed between the two parties.

To buy and sell sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

Buying From StockX As A Canadian

The reason you should avoid StockX

The Canadian sneaker experience sucks! Duty fees, exchange rates, high shipping costs, no resale marketplace like StockX or GOAT, consignment stores are expensive, and the list goes on…It almost feels like the sneaker gods cursed Canada. Have you ever gone to a consignment shop and tried copping a pair you always wanted? Well, we did. We tried getting the Nike LD Waffle Sacai “Black” in one store in size 10. It cost $1,100. StockX says the market value is $741 at this time. Yes, that’s $359 more. Sometimes, you’re better off buying from StockX and paying duties than purchasing from consignment stores. We know you probably can relate to the situation. Sadly, this hobby sucks in Canada. But we’re here to help and show you how you can purchase the sneakers you want without having to pay duties.

There are a few ways to buy highly sought-after sneakers in Canada today:
1) Pay resale price in consignment stores
2) Buy from StockX or Goat and pay duty fees
3) Get good deals on Facebook groups
4) Buy from Kijiji or eBay (in other words, play Russian roulette 🎲)
5) Get the shoe at retail when it drops (if you’re lucky 🤞)

Although this article is about avoiding StockX because of import fees, we’ll touch a little bit on the other options. If you’re like us, there is no way you’re buying sneakers that are $359 over the current market price. Facebook groups are great for finding steals until the seller flakes, tries to scam you, and makes you lose time. That is the reason why people are now leaving these groups for companies like StockX or Goat. If you’re really about risking it all, try eBay or Kijiji and pray to receive authentic shoes. For the sake of this article, we ordered the Nike LD Waffle Sacai “Black” (size10) on StockX and NXTDROP to compare prices and savings. StockX is a great company but not so great for Canadians and here’s why:
On StockX, we bought the shoes for $741, paid shipping fees of $39.69, processing fees of $14.82, and authentication was free. In total, it cost $795.51.

On NXTDROP, we bought the shoes for $795 and paid $18 shipping. In total, it cost $813.
We knew the StockX pair would incur duties. Seven days later, we received an email from DHL saying we had to pay $193.49 in duties and taxes. In the end, the StockX pair cost $989. That is $176 more than the NXTDROP pair.
Yes, you save more buying from NXTDROP because it is a Canadian based sneaker marketplace. If you are feeling uncertain about how legit NXTDROP is, we’ll post below some examples of what our users are saying.

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The Best Canadian Online Sneaker Stores

The Best Canadian Online Sneaker Stores

The Canadian sneaker culture has grown fast in the past years. Buying online from American sites can be painful because of the expensive international shipping and duties. However, there are Canadian online stores where you can purchase limited-edition sneakers, avoid expensive shipping, and duty fees. Without further ado, below are the best Canadian online stores.

Staying Fresh

If you used to buy from FlightClub or Stadium Goods as a Canadian, Stay Fresh should be your go-to store. The consignment store has a diverse inventory. They carry an astounding collection from Nike, Adidas, Jordans, and more. Staying Fresh’s physical stores are in British Columbia.
The other stores listed below do not always feature the most limited sneakers but are still valuable websites to consider.

Livestock

Livestock specializes in sneakers and streetwear. They located in Vancouver and Toronto. Unfortunately, their inventory is not as diverse as the previous stores. However, they will have some of the sought-after sneakers when they release. They do not offer StockX or GOAT prices, but it is still great for a Canadian sneaker store.

NRML

The store is in Ottawa, and it is one of the oldest sneaker stores in Canada. It is more like a retail store, so you will not necessarily find the newest Yeezys there. They have a decent inventory, but it lacks diversity. If you want to buy sneakers at retail, it is arguably the best store.

Haven

Haven is an apparel and footwear store, and their stores are in Toronto and Vancouver. It is not a sneaker store, therefore do not expect to find all the hottest sneakers on its online store. But it is a Haven if you are looking to purchase streetwear brands.

Less 17

Less 17 is one of the few apparel stores that sell sneakers in Calgary. You can buy sneakers at retail, but it does not always have some of the sought-after sneakers. And if they do, it goes out of stock fast.

NXTDROP

NXTDROP is the StockX or GOAT of Canada. The marketplace authenticates every sneaker purchased and makes sure you never get scammed again. Besides, the authentication process is fast. Generally, it takes 8–12 business days to receive your sneakers.
In conclusion, all these websites are exceptional sneaker stores to buy your favorite sneakers. What differentiates them is their pricing and inventory. The best advice we can give to any buyer is to compare the prices and buy from the cheapest. Facebook groups and Kijiji are still great options, but you should be careful. Fake sneakers are getting better and better. The truth is, we will not always have the best prices because we cannot control the sellers. But to have a better sneaker experience in Canada, there must be a sneaker marketplace based in Canada to cultivate the market. It is just the beginning.

To buy and sell sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.