Sotheby’s is one of the most trusted auction houses in the world. And in acting in line with its reputation, the multinational cooperation is now set to conduct an exclusive sneaker auction of sorts. The one-of-its-kind hawk will put 100 rare shoes on sale in partnership with Stadium Goods, much to the delight of sneakerheads across the globe.
Christened as the Stadium Goods: The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online, the auction will include some of the rarest, most sought-after sneakers ever produced by the biggest names in the industry. Few of the these include: two pairs of the exclusive Nike Mag sneakers, from 2011 and 2016, inspired by Marty McFly’s kicks, pieces from the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 ‘Friends & Family’ Collection and a high-class “Karl” edition that was given exclusively to Karl Lagerfeld as a gift from Pharrell.
However, the most jaw-dropping of the item for grabs is a pair of handmade Nike ‘Moon Shoe’ circa 1972, designed by Nike co-founder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman. The sneaker is one of only about 12 pairs of its kind created and is expected to fetch the highest bid (with a pre-sale high estimate of $160,000) at the upcoming sale. The auction is open through 23 July, with the pieces available on display at Sotheby’s New York offices. Sneakerheads, its time to up your shoe game!