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Go-to secondary marketplace for sneakers StockX is hosting its first ever IPO blind auction for an exclusive new release of Ben Baller‘s new Straye slides — a pair that Baller himself has dubbed “THE MOST COMFORTABLE SLIDES ON EARTH”.

Coming in two colorways, a run of 525 black pairs follow an original friends and family drop, while the red slides come in an even more limited run of 275. To add to the ultra-exclusive nature of the drop, neither slides will ever be released again.

Available from size 5 to 13, each pair comes with an exclusive “iced-out” StockX authentication tag on a signature Cuban link gold (colored) chain by Baller — the celebrity jeweler who has been name-dropped in over 80 songs, and reached rap immortality when A$AP Ferg rapped ‘Ferg is the name, Ben Baller did the chain’ on the hook to “Plain Jane”.

To be in with a shot at copping the slides, you’ll need to place a blind bid via StockX’s blind auction before January 24, 11.59 p.m. EST. Veering from its ever-popular live bid/ask business model, no-one will be able to see your bid, and you won’t be able to see anyone else’s. After the auction ends, everyone who bid higher than or equal to the clearing price wins a slide, with winners only being charged the clearing price of the shoes.

Seem complicated? Check out the KevKnows video for further clarification, and once you’re all set, click through on the button below to place your bid.

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