words // Zack Schlemmer
Welcome to our weekly eBay sneaker hunt, where we take a look at a few hidden gems held within the eBay sneaker world. There is definitely an "affordable obscurities" theme in this week's picks, with a few sneakers that you probably didn't even know you wanted until you see them right now.
Vintage Deadstock of the Week
Nike Air Afterburner Flight
The shoe of choice for the NBA's two of the NBA's top point guards in 1999—Tim Hardaway and Jason Kidd—the Air Afterburner Flight is a somewhat forgotten gem in Nike Basketball's archives. Have no fear that they've never been retroed, because you can pick up this black and white pair in pristine condition for the very decent price of $200.
Forgotten Reebok Heat of the Week
Vintage Reebok Pump Vertical
Never heard of the Pump Vertical? You're probably not the only one. But this forgotten design in the Reebok back catalog was one of the first with a bold, blocky design that would eventually evolve into models like the Kamikaze and Shaqnosis. Here we have the awesome white, black and grey colorway worn by Dennis Rodman in his Spurs days in great condition for only $150.
Steal of the Week
Nike Air Ripped
This obscure trainer from 1996 is up for grabs for only $100. Be the only person rocking these anywhere!
Nike SB of the Week
Lance Mountain Blazer
One of the biggest releases of the year is coming up this weekend with the painted, mismatched editions of the Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain and Nike SB, so I figured I'd hunt down a pair of his previous best collab with Nike SB: the orange suede Blazers. This deadstock pair is up for grabs for only $109, so act fast if you're a size 11.
Fakes of the Week
Air Jordan V "Laney" - Drop-out Edition
This very questionable looking pair of Laney V's must have flunked out of high school.
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