With Supreme x Nike NYPD shutdowns, grown men trading their cars for Galaxy Foamposites and Air Yeezy ebay prices constantly rising, it was only a matter of time until someone stepped up the already-insane sneaker game and introduced a whole new way for sneaker junkies to really get their fix. Luckily for sneakerheads, 16-year-Chase Reed and his father have opened the first sneaker pawn shop in Harlem. Hard up for cash? Sneaker Pawn is the spot where you can finally pawn those Kobe 9 Elites you never took out of the shoe box and get cash up front. To start, a seller sends in good-condition sneakers, the Sneaker Pawn team authenticates and sends a quote. Once the offer is accepted and the sneakers enter the store, the seller has up to 60 days to pay off the loan amount with interest to get their kicks back. So much easier than meeting up with sketchy Craigslist buyers in "public areas" to sell and trade kicks. Shop the Sneaker Pawn online store here or walk your Jordan-clad feet to the Harlem shop, located at 200 Lenox Ave. at West 120th Street.
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