eBay opens first-ever sneaker store that rewards sneakerheads for wearing their kicks
“Most people can relate to that feeling of having a new pair of shoes that you love so much, you just have to wear them out of the store,” said Garry Thaniel, Managing Director of Sneakers at eBay. “The Wear them Out Store celebrates the love of sneakers, while acknowledging that sneakerheads often balance what they wear with what they keep in the box. eBay is the place to find all styles and prices, and now we’re offering an incentive to lace up the summer’s most coveted trainers.”
According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 sneakerheads, commissioned by eBay, the majority of respondents said they wear less than half of their collections. the Wear them Out Store is designed to help sneakerheads live in the moment and encourage them to show off their favorite styles, standing tall this summer.
Known for sporting some of the most coveted kicks from its extensive and exclusive collection, eBay has tapped award-winning international musician, businessman and fashion icon Offset to help curate the Wear ‘Em Out Store’s offers – using his years of sneaker collecting to determine what collectible kick fans would most want to weed out.
“eBay is my go-to place to find kicks you won’t find anywhere else,” rapper Offset said. “For sneaker collectors like me who stay up at night trying to decide if you’re going to wear your new sneakers, eBay Wear them Out Store sheds light on something that haunts the entire sneaker community and gives people a new way to access the shoes they want for summer.”
At Sneaker Con Anaheim this weekend, eBay will be giving attendees an exclusive sneak peek at the Wear them Out Store – including many of the styles that will be unveiled on Fairfaxas the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Patent Bred or Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner. The store will carry a selection of the season’s most coveted styles, including new arrivals that would normally only be available at dead-end prices.
Stay tuned to @ebaysneakers on Twitter and Instagram to learn more about eBay wear them Store and offer unrivaled sneakers.
- the wear them Overview | Sneakers with Anaheim, May 21 – 22
The weekend before Memorial Day at eBay’s Sneaker Con Anaheim, a custom display of notable sneaker styles will reveal the “Wear them” inventory – giving attendees a preview of expert-selected pairs available to shop the following week.
- the wear them Shop | 455 N Fairfax, Los Angeles, May 27 – 29
During Memorial Day weekend, eBay invites sneakerheads into the Los Angeles area to visit the store, store styles such as the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Patent Bred or Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner, and buy up to 70% off.
About eBay sneakers
- As the premier sneaker resale marketplace, eBay has long been the go-to destination for shoppers to find the authentic and coveted kicks they seek, with 14 pairs of sneakers sold every minute.
- With trusted services such as Authenticity Guarantee, Low Seller Fees, eBay 3D Real View, and Money Back Guarantee, eBay gives buyers confidence with every sneaker purchase.
- The Authenticity Guarantee has dramatically changed the way people buy and sell sneakers on eBay, bringing an extra layer of trust to every transaction, and as evidenced by the category’s quarter-over-quarter growth. Since its launch, more than 2 million sneakers have been authenticated worldwide.
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that connects people and builds communities to create economic opportunity for all. Our technology empowers millions of buyers and sellers in over 190 markets around the world, giving everyone the opportunity to grow and prosper. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2021, eBay enabled more than $87 billion of the gross volume of goods. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
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