At Story a big part of what we strive for is to continue improving the experience for both buyers and sellers and to use our marketplace to conquer the sneaker and apparel space in South Africa and even the world. We know this can sometimes be difficult for “non- sneakerheads” and people new to the industry as they may not know how to navigate resell prices and terms. Buying sneakers at Story is a premium experience absolutely anyone out there is able to experience. To make it a little easier, we have compiled a list of some standout sneakers currently at Story at different price points that may cater for your desires.
Under R3000
Nike Dunk Low Archeo Pink
The Nike women's Dunk Low 'Archeo Pink' applies classic two-tone colour blocking on a performance hoops shoe turned streetwear staple. Rendered in a clean white base with dark pink overlays, the all-leather upper features standard design elements, including a perforated toe box, padded mesh collar and nylon tongue. This sneaker is a great option for anyone looking to get a new stylish daily sneaker to rock with a splash of colour.
Adidas Superstar Primeknit Pharrell Cream
Adidas and Pharrell Williams  teamed up for another great collaboration. Multipurpose, curious and explorer, Pharrell adds his personal touch to the rubber shell toe shoes, which now feature a full peachy cream colourway. A Primeknit construction and the words 'Human Race' at the top of the heel are included which is the name of the duo's famous collaborative line.
Under R5500
Jordan 3 Retro Desert Elephant
This Air Jordan 3 arrives in a mix of Black,Rush Orange, Fossil Stone and hints of Sail. Predominantly featuring Black leather uppers, a brown Elephant texture overlays on the toe and heel, with  “Fossil Stone” hues across the eyestays and collars, and “Rush Orange” accents on the lower eyelets and Jumpman tongue tabs. Insoles feature a special “formula” tag that describes the inspiration behind this AJ3, and Air bubble soles below feature a split Black and Sail midsole heel elevated by a Grey rubber outsole to complete the look. This sneaker is an absolute steal at this price point so be sure to not miss out!
Nike SB Dunk Low Deep Royal Blue
This SB differs from previous shoes, as it takes on a deep royal, blue, sail and vintage green color scheme that is  constructed in a luxe set of materials that include premium suede upper for the added textile touch. Suede covers the entirety of the shoe, while the perforations on the toe box give the shoe its breathability while complementing the mesh tongues and inner lining. The upper and tongue are in vintage green while the overlays are accented in deep royal blue to match the laces. The sail Swoosh, logos, tongue and heel branding complement the cooler colors while the shoe sits atop a sail midsole and green rubber outsole to round it all out.
Under R10 000
Adidas Velosamba END. Social Cycling Crystal White
This Samba is part of a collab that seamlessly blends the aesthetics of cycling with the beloved essence of terrace culture. The collaboration translates these essentials into the color palettes of its designs. The "Legend Ink, Team Coffee & Black" rendition evokes the warmth of a pre-ride coffee, with rich brown hues dancing atop an off-white canvas. Conversely, the "Crystal White, Chalk White & Glory Red" counterpart mirrors the sleek allure of a modern beer bottle, promising the ultimate post-ride reward.
Jordan 4 Retro Thunder 2023
Remaining faithful to the iconic design, the Thunder 4s make a bold statement with their all-black nubuck upper, accented by vibrant splashes of yellow placed on strategic points across the shoe. From the midsole to the molded eyelets, lower tongue, and quarter panel, the yellow accents add a dynamic pop of color against the sleek black backdrop. The quarter panel features intricate black netting, enhancing the shoe's texture and depth.  Branding details are thoughtfully incorporated, with the Jumpman motif gracing the tongue and back heel, while the Air Jordan logo is uniquely stitched upside down behind the tongue, creating a distinctive touch. With black shoelaces to tie it all together, the Thunder 4s epitomize minimalist elegance, packaged neatly in a matching black shoebox for a complete and cohesive presentation.
Under R20000
A Bathing Ape BAPE STA Sneaker Beige
Inspired by classic sneaker models, BAPE’s shoes are always fresh no matter what’s trending in the culture. Even still, it can be a bit difficult to distinguish one style from another, one that is synonymous however is the classic Bape Sta. This colourway features a premium two tone suede velvet upper which exudes quality. A perfect sneaker to add a touch of bling to any fit. 
Nike SB Dunk Low April Skateboards
April Skateboards has redefined the conventional Dunk with a distinctive and breathable twist. Departing from the typical all-leather construction, the April Skateboards version features a refreshing 'White' mesh base, providing a breathable foundation for skaters. The 'Racer Blue suede overlays add a layer of upper quality, drawing immediate comparisons, especially for seasoned trainer enthusiasts, to a certain Air Jordan 1 High OG from 2019, the Turbo Green colourway. The attention to detail is evident in the “April” branding stitched across the back and heel, while a dazzling chromed-out Swoosh glides boldly through the lateral and medial sidewalls.
Under R50000
Jordan 1 Retro High Union Los Angeles Blue Toe
The design of Union x Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘Storm Blue’ is designed to evoke the look and feel of ‘your favourite pair of old shoes.’ Consequently, the white midsole has been pretreated to simulate a worn-in look, while the white and blue leather upper is topped with the collar of a red and black Air Jordan 1 colourway. The latter is attached to the shoe with zigzag yellow stitching for a DIY look and feel. One of the most lucrative sneakers and if not the most sought after AJ1 collab this is a steal and a must have in any collection.
Jordan 1 Retro Low OG SP Travis Scott Olive
While these Laflame Air Jordan projects may not break new design boundaries, they undeniably remain relevant, popular, and, in their own right, exceptionally well-crafted. The recently released Air Jordan 1 Low, along with its Golf variation, serves as a reminder of Travis Scott's enduring influence and impact on the ever-evolving world of footwear.
R50 000 +
Jordan 1 Retro High Think 16 (Pass the Torch)
The design of the ‘Pass the Torch’ Air Jordan 1 pays homage to the San Antonio Spurs team colours, with a predominantly clean white base with mirrored overlays accented by bold black and metallic gold incentives. The shoe is placed on top of a translucent midsole. This sneaker  elegance of the design mirrors Leonard's playing style which is powerful yet understated, with an emphasis on precision and finesse. The incorporation of the ‘Pass the Torch’ emblem on the tongue serves as a symbol of Leonard's journey from a rising star to a revered figure in the basketball world. Like the skilful execution of a game-winning shot, the craftsmanship behind the ‘Pass the Torch’ AJ1 is meticulous. Every stitch, material choice, and embellishment speaks to the dedication of both the design team and the athlete it honours. From the iconic Air Jordan wings logo on the ankle to the "2014" detail on the heel, each element of the shoe contributes to a holistic narrative of Kawhi’s legacy.


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