Ben Baller and StockX Team up to Drop New Slides via Blind Auction IPO

Challenging the notion of true market value.

By
Footwear
21,857 Hypes 33 Comments

Ben Baller has teamed up with StockX to release two colorways of the newly formulated “Ben Baller Did the Chain” slides. The unique collaboration is limited to 800 pairs, and will be the first true consumer goods to ever be released via a blind auction IPO.

The project, which was designed in congruence with STRAYE Footwear, a new brand from the founder of Supra, is aimed at providing consumers with a comfortable, stylish alternative to the plethora of slides currently available. The slides will come in sizes ranging from 5-13, arriving in both red and black colorways with the typography written in a contrasting white. All pairs will then be equipped with an iced-out StockX authenticity tag paired with a cuban link-styled chain.

In order to buy the slides, participants interested in purchasing a pair will place the highest amount they’re willing to spend, StockX will then pick out the highest bidders depending on the size and colorway wanted, with the winners paying the “clearing price” of the top bidders picked. StockX has graciously provided a video that helps explain the process in a smoother manner, which can also be seen below.

In order to place a blind bid, you must create an account with StockX and select a size and colorway of the Ben Baller slide you would like to bid on, which can be accessed via StockX’s website. The deadline for placing a bid is 11:59 p.m. EST on January 24, 2019, with the winners being notified on January 25, 2019. The project is only valid for customers residing in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Take a look at the pictures of the release above, and be sure to let us know what you think of the project and whether or not you will be trying to cop a pair.

For more footwear news, Nike will be releasing the Air Max 95 in a “Fresh Mint” colorway later this year.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

544 Users Online

What to Read Next

Lex Aura Drops Impassioned New Single "4:04 AM"
Music

Lex Aura Drops Impassioned New Single "4:04 AM"

In preparation for his debut album ‘Attractions.’

Here's the Full List of 2019 Oscar Nominations
Entertainment

Here's the Full List of 2019 Oscar Nominations

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ top this year’s nominations.

CLOTTEE & POLYTHENE* OPTICS Reveal East Asia-Inspired Collaboration
Fashion

CLOTTEE & POLYTHENE* OPTICS Reveal East Asia-Inspired Collaboration

The CLOT & A-COLD-WALL* sister labels link up.


Alchemist's FW19 "Graceland" Collection Expresses Elements of American Styling
Fashion

Alchemist's FW19 "Graceland" Collection Expresses Elements of American Styling

Fringe jackets and flared sleeves.

Eastwood Danso Debuts Hiking-Inspired Converse Chuck Taylor
Footwear

Eastwood Danso Debuts Hiking-Inspired Converse Chuck Taylor

Reworking the Chuck Taylor silhouette.

Champion Joins Forces With clothsurgeon for Ivy League-Inspired Collection
Fashion

Champion Joins Forces With clothsurgeon for Ivy League-Inspired Collection

Looking to the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s for reference.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.