Video of the Week: "Sneakerheads: Inside the World of High-Stakes Sneaker Trading"

This week’s video comes recommended from one of my students and highlights an industry a few of my students care deeply about: sneakers. I knew this was a thing, but I didn’t realize how much money was being traded. Take a look:

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Here’s what I’m wondering:

  • This video was published on June 14, 2013. Do you think this source is outdated?

  • What gives sneakers their value? Why are some worth hundreds or even thousands while others are cheap?

  • Do these kids pay taxes? Should they?

  • How much are you willing to pay for a pair of shoes? What makes them worth the price?

  • What do you think about Nike changing its strategy for this market? Should they have done so?