A pair of Air Jordan 1s just sold for over half a million dollars at auction as the prices for the athlete's sneakers surge
- A rare pair of
Michael Jordan's 1985 game-worn autographed Air Jordans just sold for $560,000 at a Sotheby'sauction.
- The purchase broke the world record for the highest price for any pair of
sneakerssold at auction.
- The auction coincided with the release of the final episode of the Michael Jordan ESPN documentary, "The Last Dance," the launch of which has been correlated with skyrocketing prices on valuable
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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 Sunday for $560,000. The sale broke the world record for the highest price of any pair of sneakers sold at auction, which was previously set with the purchase of rare the Nike Waffle Racing Flat "Moon Shoe" for $437,500 at another Sotheby's auction in July.The sneakers fetched more than three times the anticipated value in an online bidding war that included people across four continents.Advertisement
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
"I think seeing all the footage of Michael Jordan wearing the shoes refreshes everybody's memory of how good they looked on his feet on the court," said Zack Schlemmer, content manager at
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