The biggest factor in what's ruining today's sneaker market is people who buy shoes expressly for the purpose of reselling them for the highest possible profit. Alongside that, I put a lot of the blame on resale apps. Before sneaker apps, $500 was considered a grail price. There's no reason for a $200 item to balloon to $2000+ without a decrease in supply. I'll expound later but the amount of resellers and apps are the biggest issue.