New Delhi: Breaking record, a pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn, autographed sneakers was sold at an online Sotheby’s auction for $560,000. The previous record for a sneaker sold at the auction house was $437,500 for Nike’s “Moon Shoe”.
The “Air Jordan 1s” came from the collection of Jordan Geller, a collector and founder of the Shoezeum, the world’s first sneaker museum, Sotheby’s said.
According to reports, bidding for the “Air Jordan 1s,” custom-made for the Hall of Famer in sizes 13 and 13 1/2 in the Chicago Bulls colors, started more than a week ago in New York. The auction house earlier estimated they would fetch as much as $150,000.
Sotheby’s said, “The pair was sold to coincide with the final episode of the popular ESPN documentary ‘The Last Dance’, which spotlights the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.”
Sotheby’s Instagram post wrote, “Slam Dunk! Michael Jordan’s #GameWorn, #Autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s sold in an online auction today for $560,000, setting a new world auction record for any pair of #sneakers – surpassing the previous auction record of $437,500 set at Sotheby’s in July 2019 by the Nike Waffle Racing Flat ‘Moon Shoe’. One of the most important basketball sneakers of all time made exclusively for the legendary NBA #ChicagoBulls player in 1985, the pair was sold to coincide with the final episode of the popular ESPN documentary ‘The Last Dance’, which spotlights the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan…”