Brian Donelly, better known as KAWS, made his beginning in graffiti throughout the 90s, using bus shelters and phone booths to display his art. Since making his start in the streets, KAWS now displays his work in museums and galleries across the world. In addition to paintings and sculptures, KAWS has also worked on his fair share of sneakers. KAWS’ sneaker portfolio has incredible depth, consisting of collaborations with DC, BAPE, Marc Jacobs, Vans, Jordan Brand, and Nike, just to name a few.
KAWS’ worked with Nike in 2008 to produce two Air Max 90 collaborations. One pair in all white with volt detailing throughout and another in all black with similar volt detailing and outfitted with a ‘Current’ midsole that appears similar to Nike’s Free-Run technology. Both pairs also feature KAWS signature ‘XX’ detailed in the stitching throughout the toebox.
Looking at the scatter plot above containing StockX sales data, there have been 59 pairs of KAWS’ Air Max sold on the StockX platform. This count consists of 29 White Volt pairs and 30 Black Volt pairs, an eerily similar count for a span of 7+ years. At initial glance, it appears that the Black Volt colorway is the favorite in the resale market, with 18 pairs going for north of $1,500 and one pair selling for $2,652 on December 26, 2019.