As the hype for Michael Jordan merchandise surges, a rare pair of the athlete’s sneakers just sold for over half a million dollars at an auction.
Michael Jordan’s game-worn autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s from 1985 sold at a Sotheby’s auction on for Bt 1,7841,600.00
The sneakers feature the iconic red, black, and white “Chicago” colorway, which is one of the more popular color-silhouette combinations of the Air Jordan line. The sneakers feature a fair amount of visible wear with the athlete’s signature etched in black marker on the side of the right shoe, which is a size 13.5. The left shoe is a size 13—Jordan wore slightly different sized shoes.
The historic sneaker sale coincided with the finale of the 10-part Michael Jordan ESPN documentary, “The Last Dance.” The release of the 10-part documentary series, which follows NBA legend
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the 1997–98 season, has been correlated with skyrocketing prices for valuable Air Jordan sneakers. Since the launch of the series in April, luxury consignment platform The RealReal reported a 53% week over week increase in the average selling price for Jordan sneakers.
Here are some other sneakers with a whopping price tag!
Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Converse Fastbreaks
Before Michael Jordan’s eponymous footwear brand launched, the Jumpman himself regularly donned high-top Converse Fastbreaks while playing for the University of North Carolina (and elsewhere) before joining the NBA. This particular pair was worn during the 1984 Olympics for a gold-medal-winning match against Spain. They were sold in 2017 via private auction and come complete with the star’s autograph on the upper and his orthotic inserts inside. Price Bt 606,5283.78
Air Jordan III OG
They’re on the list because Michael Jordan wore them when slam-dunking Dominque Wilkins, which made the sneakers become even more valuable.
Since then, there have been plenty of re-issues, however, the earliest editions are worth more.
So, if you can find a pair then hang on to them! They will cost you Bt 143,420.42
Adidas Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel – 2017 –
With only a limited edition of 500 pairs created, these sneakers were exclusively available from Chanel’s pop-up shop at concept store Colette in Paris. The trainers feature a black upper with white “Pharrell” and “Chanel” typography.
These trainers have only got more and more popular over the last year with the price rising from Bt 158,694.47 to Bt 748,486.88
Nike Dunk Low Staple SB NYC Pigeon – 2005
The trainers have been dubbed as the shoe that brought sneaker culture to the masses – to the point where people were camping for three days and there was almost a riot caused by the release. The shoes are inspired by New York City’s ubiquitous bird with pigeon embroidery. Price Bt 458,681.06