Short for "very near dead stock," this term began popping up on for sale postings throughout sneaker forums many years ago to describe a sneaker's condition. In recent years, increasing the number of "very" in your near deadstock kicks for sale has become a trend we can't condone or understand. We assume if your kicks are VVVVVVVVNDS, you're clearly trying to hide something. Basically, the way it should work is this: If the shoes have never been touched, they're DS. If they've been tried on, they're NDS. If they've even touched the ground or taken a single step — them shits is used, holmes.