You can now step into Michael Jordan’s shoes – quite literally! The NBA champion’s game-worn red sneakers from the year 1984-85 are currently on sale (at the first Swiss auction devoted to sneakers at Sotheby’s) and could be yours for over $100,000! Yes, that’s right!
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The uber-cool shoes come in the iconic ‘Chicago’ colorway and form part of what could be the origin of the Air Brand for Nike. Although they bear minor abrasions and wear and tear, the sneakers are reflective of quality, craftsmanship, and style that is parallel to none.
Commenting on the pair, Josh Pullan, managing director of Sotheby’s global luxury division, said, “They are obviously a pair of iconic design and something that really collectors focus on as one of the (Holy) Grails and one of the ‘must-have’ pieces,” he further added, “We hope we see them fly.”
The shoes (one is a size 13 and the other 13.5) are designed by Nike’s creative director Peter Moore and are expected to sell anywhere between $110,000-$164,000. They will be offered alongside pairs from former NBA stars, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Patrick Ewing, Stephen Curry, and Scottie Pippen at the “Gamers Only” online sale next month. Fancy buying them?
[Available at: Sotheby’s]