The term “bae size” comes from buying sneakers for your “bae” (i.e. girlfriend). Typically, these bae sizes are between the ranges of 4 to 6.5 in men’s size shoes. It’s true that bae sizes do resell for better money for certain Yeezys and other sneakers.
Instead of buying women’s size sneakers, the term bae size was created because most hyped sneakers don’t have sizes specifically for women. Inversely, some sneakers are only created for women. However, these women’s size sneakers do not always resell for great money. Read about how to purchase more shoes on the Nike SNKRS app.
Let’s look at some other sneaker reselling terminology to get you used to it.
- Do you predict bae sizes of sneakers to resell for a lot?
- What does PS mean in shoes?
- What does DS mean in shoes?
- Do women’s size shoes resell for good money?
- Conclusion: Bae sizes are just smaller men’s sizes
Do you predict bae sizes of sneaker to resell for a lot?
In other sneaker brands like Air Jordan Retros and Nikes, bae sizes usually don’t exist. In general, you’re better off buying and reselling bigger GS (grade school) shoes like 5.5Y to 7Y. Not only do they exist, but those sizes are cheaper to buy than men’s sizes and can sometimes resell for just as much as some men’s sizes.
One example we saw in November 2020 was the release of the Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Fire Red.’ While men’s pairs are reselling more than a year later for more than $400, bigger GS sizes are close to the $400 mark. That’s the great part about buying and reselling GS sizes. These shoes are one of the best sneakers to resell in 2022.
One of the reasons bae sizes do well on resell platforms is because fewer pairs are made in these sizes. When fewer pairs are manufactured, stock numbers are lower in those sizes and resale value is higher. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand.
Also, the number of people who can wear bae sizes is high, so demand is always really high for bae sizes. Women, children and some teens all wear bae sizes.
What does PS mean in shoes?
PS means pre-school. PS sizes range from 10.5C to 3Y. The Y next to the 3 stands for youth.
Shoe sizes in hype shoes, and other kinds, range like this. First, it starts with toddler sizes, otherwise known as TD. Toddler sizes range from 5.5C to 10C. After TD sizes come PS sizes, which are 10.5C to 3Y. Grade school sizes range from 3.5Y to 7Y. Finally, men’s sizes range from 7 and 7.5 to sometimes as high as 18.
Here’s a size chart to show exactly what I mean.
As you can see, the size chart uses a K instead of a C for toddler sizes, but they are the same.
Understanding size chart conversions is another important skill for a sneaker reseller. There might be a women’s only size sneaker that you need to convert to sell to a man because some men do wear women’s only size shoes.
What does DS mean in shoes?
DS stands for deadstock. Deadstock shoes are shoes that have never been worn before. These are sneakers that you can buy from retailers or are listed as ‘New In Box.’
Sneakers without the box are technically not considered Deadstock, even though they can still be brand new. True Deadstock sneakers come with the box.
Some people consider sneakers that have been tried on in the store to be unDS or not new. However, this is untrue. Sneakers that have been tried on at retailers like Foot Locker can still be sold as brand new or Deadstock.
Sneakers with boxes usually sell for more than those without them because some collectors like to own the sneakers in the boxes forever, without ever wearing them.
Do women’s size shoes resell for good money?
No, most women’s size shoes do not resell for good money. Even the sneakers that are extremely hyped up before they are released and are in OG colorways don’t resell for good money in women’s sizes.
Women’s sized sneakers typically have a (W) before their name. Good examples of these include the (W) Satin Air Jordan 1 Black Toe and (W) A Ma Maniere Jordan 3s.
The Satin Jordan 1 Black Toes were extremely hyped before they were released but quickly dropped from $700 on StockX to less than $300. Additionally, they continue to fall in value on the aftermarket, which is rare for any sneaker.
The A Ma Maniere Jordan 3s were even more hyped than the Black Toe Satin Jordan 1s but didn’t resell for nearly as much as many people thought they would. However, they have started to go up in value since releasing but not as quickly as they would if they were in men’s sizes.
It’s unknown exactly why women’s size-only sneakers don’t do well on the aftermarket. Some people think it’s because women’s sized sneakers are much thinner in width than men’s shoes. But no one is completely sure why women’s shoe sizes don’t resell for good money.
Conclusion: Bae sizes are just smaller men’s sizes
In conclusion, bae sizes are just smaller men’s sizes that range from 4 to 6.5. These men’s sizes are typically bought and worn by women and young children. Also, bae sizes are produced in much more limited quantities than many men’s sizes. Learn the best way to start reselling sneakers in 2022.
For this reason, bae sizes resell for good money compared to regular sizes. There is a lot of demand from women and children while supply is extremely limited. Economics 101 says lower supply and high demand equals higher value of an item. For this reason, reselling sneakers is still profitable in 2022.
Other profitable brands like Jordan and Nike don’t make bae sizes. The main brand of sneaker that makes bae sizes is Adidas Yeezy Boosts. A lot of their sneakers are manufactured with bae sizes instead of the traditional men’s sizes and grade school sizes. Also, these brands make some sneakers in women’s sizes only, but those sizes don’t typically resell for as much money in the short term or long term compared to men’s sizes and grade school sizes.