In 2019, a sneaker’s worth is literally based off its value on the secondary market. Simple and plain. People want to buy shoes that will be worth more later on. And they’re willing to spend well over a thousand dollars on them.

Hype runs the sneaker game, and things such as friends-and-family shoes, limited releases from Virgil Abloh, and high-fashion models are what get people to drop the big bucks. It also doesn't hurt if a shoe retails for a grip of cash, too.

We put together a list using StockX’s info (if you use their site, make sure your password is safe. All we’re gonna say). Also, this list does not include the Dior x Air Jordan 1, which is reselling for a ton of money because it drops next year. Here are the most expensive sneakers of 2019.