Michigan Investigating Potential Reselling of School-Issued Shoes

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Michigan Investigating Potential Reselling of School-Issued Shoes

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Michigan Investigating Potential Reselling of School-Issued Shoes

When 13 players were caught having re-sold their school-issued shoes, North Carolina self-reported itself to the NCAA.

Michigan could be next.

David Ablauf, a Michigan athletics spokesman, said the university is aware of the situation and investigating the claims.

“We are aware of the report at North Carolina. Our compliance office is looking into this matter and will determine if anything needs to be reported to the NCAA.”

StockX CEO Josh Luber said Michigan had the most shoes upon a review of its database, 23 pairs. The average price was $4,671 per pair.

“Oregon obviously has a long and storied history with Nike, but Michigan is the cool new kid on the block due to the continuing hype surrounding its landmark [Jordan] deal (which began in August 2016),” Luber said.

Prior to being granted the shoes, Ablauf said Michigan football players sign a form that acknowledges selling the shoes would jeopardize their eligibility. The shoes are also marked by the equipment staff with the player’s name or uniform number.

StockX’s data shows that the most valuable player exclusive shoe sold was the Air Jordan V Retro Fab Five PE, for $11,500. Thirteen pairs of Jordan V Michigan school-issued shoes were sold for an average price of $3,126.

Along with players, executives, celebrities and specific Michigan alums in the NFL could also receive the shoes. Each pair of exclusive shoes ranges from 200-300 ever made.

Michigan has a deal with Nike brand Jordan, which runs through at least 2027.

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