Michael Jordan’s first Air Jordan trainers sold for more than half a million dollars
Michael Jordan’s autographed match-worn sneakers from his rookie season fetched a record $560,000 in an online auction, Sotheby’s said on Sunday.
The Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan in 1985 and the first ever signature sneakers, were expected to fetch between $100,000 to $150,000 in the auction that closed on Sunday.
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Sotheby’s held its first auction dedicated entirely to sneakers last year and had then set a world record of $437,500 for a pair of 1972 Nike running shoes known as the Moon Shoe.
Like most of Jordan’s basketball shoes, they are a mismatched pair in a size 13 (left) and size 13.5 (right).
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