Mar 192019
 

There are hundreds of different sneakers tempting you to bring them home, but which pairs are especially covetable right now? To find out, I tapped an expert at StockX to reveal the top five best-selling women’s sneakers released in the last six months ranked by market share—and the results might surprise you. 

First, a bit of a primer: StockX describes itself as a “the world’s first stock market of things.” What does that mean, exactly? It’s an online marketplace where you can buy and sell items in high demand, including sneakers, handbags, and watches, and like the stock market, prices constantly fluctuate. But if you were to peruse the women’s shoe section right now, there would be one style you can’t avoid. “The Blue Chill UNC Jordan 1 is the second best-selling sneaker on StockX so far this year, reselling for 150% over its retail price,” a StockX representative told Who What Wear. Impressive, right?

“Another great example is the Jordan 1 Retro High Satin Shattered Backboard,” the expert told us. “When it was released, it was trading at a high volume and quickly landed a spot as one of our top-selling sneakers. To this day, the sneaker has a high price premium of 146.3% average over retail. Scroll down for more insights on the top five sneaker styles right now, and shop more of our favorite shoes as well. 

“This sneaker is inspired by Michael Jordan’s college days at the University of North Carolina,” a StockX expert told us. “The shoe was released at this year’s All-Star Weekend, paying homage to the era of Michael Jordan’s life. On top of being a classic Jordan 1, plus the story behind the sneaker, it is no surprise that this Jordan 1 is the top-selling women’s sneaker on StockX thus far.”
“As Jordan Brand continues to release exclusive silhouettes for women, it tapped stylist, influencer, and frequent collaborator Aleali May to design this particular retro Jordan 1 featuring a suede color-blocked design and a removable fur tongue accent.”
“What makes this Jordan 4 stand out above the rest is all in the detail! The light red uppers, the gold hardware, and the black glitter on the midsoles make this a Jordan 4 unlike any other that has been released before.”
“This Air Jordan 1 takes on a different silhouette for women. Featuring a low-top slip-on design, and inspired by the exclusive Air Jordan 1 Varsity Red (2015), this shoe merges both comfort and a timeless colorway.”
“Every year, Jordan Brand releases a sneaker on Singles Day. Last year they chose the Jordan 4 as the silhouette, but what is so different about this sneaker is that over time, the paint cracks to reveal a hidden design underneath the toe box and upper sole.”

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These 5 Shoes Are Skyrocketing on the Sneaker Stock Market
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Mar 182019
 

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear’s parent company, Clique Brands, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

Sophia Roe’s passions didn’t begin as passions—they started as mere distractions to her tough childhood. The child of two substance abusers, Roe ended up in the foster system but found comfort and stability in both food and music. In the new episode of Second Life, Roe tells Hillary Kerr about overcoming unconventional beginnings, dropping out of college twice, and becoming a chef, wellness expert, and thought leader.

There are many things to admire about Roe, but her outlook on like is particularly contagious. “I’m a girl who spent half my life in foster care,” she tells Kerr. “I don’t have a relationship with my mom. I have no family. I don’t even have a photograph of my dad. I lived in a car. A two-time college dropout and I’m the happiest person in the world. Nobody sleeps better than me. I’m so happy. Remember you get to choose… You get to choose how to handle your day.” If that’s not a quote to live by, we don’t know what is.

Roe also has advice when it comes to pursuing your goals—and faltering along the way. “Check in with your dreams because they change,” Roe says. “Check in with yourself. Pull yourself over and check your GPS. And sometimes your GPS is totally broken and you just get a whole new system. That’s okay, too.” Head to iTunes to subscribe to Second Life to hear more about Roe’s inspiring self-made success story.

Next, find out how jewelry designer Kendra Scott launched her billion-dollar brand.


Sophia Roe Is the Self-Made Success Story We Can't Stop Talking About
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