Last week, eBay announced “The Sleigh Drop,” a new sneaker sales event that offers exclusive access to some of the world’s coolest collections. Throughout the holiday season, three renowned sneakerheads – La La Anthony, DJ Skee and Jacques Slade – will bring their impressive collections of rare kicks to eBay, where a sneaker is bought every 4 seconds.
This series of drops kicks off with sneaker seller SoleStage listing 700+ pairs of highly-coveted kicks from DJ Skee’s closet, like the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG Pure Platinum. New items from Skee’s collection will be released every Friday during the month of November.
“This holiday looks really different, and these drops give sneakerheads access to highly coveted pairs that you can’t get anywhere else,” said Garry Thaniel, General Manager of Sneakers at eBay. “Supply chain challenges have reshaped the season, and shoppers are craving the rare, the unique and the hard-to-find, especially when it comes to enthusiast categories like sneakers.”
eBay will continue to give the gift of grails throughout the month of December, dropping the personal collections of Jacques Slade on December 3 and La La Anthony on December 17. eBay shoppers can visit eBay.com/TheSleighDrop to browse the collections.
Across the entire sneaker category, eBay has made buying and selling easier and more trustworthy for buyers – and charges no seller fees for listings over $100. The recent launch and expansion of its Authenticity Guarantee service ensures all new and pre-owned sneakers sold for over $100 in the U.S. are fully vetted and verified by an independent team of industry experts.
By the Numbers
- eBay’s sneakers category continues to grow at double-digit rates
- A pair of sneakers is bought every 4 seconds on eBay
- Pre-owned sneakers are selling 15% faster, month over month, on eBay
- The women’s sneaker category grew more than 80% on eBay over the past year
Source: Numbers based on eBay North America (U.S. and Canada) Jan-Jun 2021 sales data.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2020, eBay enabled over $85 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.