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Did Michael Jordan’s Son Marcus Just Elevate The Sneakerhead Experience?

Mich a el Jordan may have been out of the league for a while now, but his legacy will carry him on for decades to come! Each of the Jordan heirs is doing their part in making sure the Jordan legacy lives on, and, as a part of this continued effort, Marcus Jordan is elevating the retail experience with his Orlando, FL store, TROPHY ROOM. With a soft launch on March 26 , patrons were able to check out the upscale retail boutique that offers exclusive Jordan collaborations and partnerships with Nike and Upper Deck Authenticated. TROPHY ROOM offers a wide variety of footwear, apparel, and memorabilia to consumers.

Apr 4, 2022

Meet Raymond Jones, A StockX Sneaker Authenticator Who's Ensuring Your Jordans Are Verified

Nike’s Air Jordan 16 Retro “Countdown Pack” sneakers and the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Blacks are a few favorite sneakers you can find in this StockX sneaker authenticator’s closet. Raymond Jones is a level two sneaker authenticator at StockX, curator of a marketplace for apparel and accessories. The company is most notable for its sneaker resell program, and the primary aspect of its authentication process is making sure products are authentic. AfroTech previously reported that StockX has a global team of more than 300 authenticators across 11 authentication locations with a 99.95 percent accuracy rate. Photo Credit: Jeff Kowalsky Fashion was a big part of Jones’ upbringing and one of the reasons why he’s always dreamed of becoming a sneaker authenticator. He recalls being in high school and seeing all his peers apply for jobs at Foot Locker and similar stores so they could be the first to get their hands on the latest Jordans. Jones has been working for StockX since last...

Dec 10, 2021

Kobe Bryant’s Signed Air Jordan Sneakers Worth $89K Are Being Auctioned For IPO Shares

If you’ve ever wanted to own a pair of sneakers signed by Kobe Bryant, but don’t have an extra $89,000 laying around, Collectable has a unique solution for you. Yahoo is reporting that the online sports memorabilia company is offering the late basketball legend’s signed French Blue Air Jordan 12 Retro sneakers as an IPO. Collectable’s idea is that memorabilia collectors can own a piece of sports history at an affordable price (in this case, for $10/share), so more fans can access things they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. “Investors are limited to $5,000 in the first 15 minutes and $15,000 in the next 45 minutes. The cap will be lifted after the first hour. $10 per share, $89,000 All-in, $89,000 IPO, $5,000 share cap for first 15 mins,” explained the company. This offering is one of two pairs of Air Jordans worn by the late Kobe Bryant. The sneakers were verified as authentic, and Bryant wore them to play a Lakers vs. Boston Celtics game in December 2003. The pair features...

Travis Scott Fans Boast About Using 'Bots' To Snag More Than 50,000 Raffle Tickets For Sold Out Sneaker

The bots won’t let Travis Scott — or his fans — be great. Revolt TV is reporting that the rapper-mogul’s Fragment Design Air Jordan 1 release was tainted by what they’re calling “sneaker bots.” Here’s what happened: some of Scott’s most devoted fans used a bot program called Linear AIO to secure tens of thousands of raffle tickets for their chance to land the coveted sneakers. One entrant nailed more than 25,000 entries, and another landed more than 30,000 entries, thanks to the bot. But while that helped fans who had the program to secure nearly 100 pairs of sneakers at a time, it left other disappointed fans out in the cold. One fan tweeted at Travis Scott, “This kinda stuff is disheartening. You try and try as a fan to show love and support for the artist and no matter how hard you try you lose to a bot who enters thousands of times. I mean… I’m gonna keep trying… but odds are against us fans.” More than 200 pairs of shoes, which retailed for $265 a pair, were secured with more...