A pair of Nike Air Jordan 1′s sold for $560,000.
- They set the record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold
The record-breaking sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1′s in the Chicago Bulls’ colors of red, white, and black from 1985 that Michael Jordan wore in a game and autographed.
The sneakers sold for more than three times their anticipated value. In the final 20 minutes of the online bidding war, the price of the sneakers went up by $300,000.
Since Jordan wore mismatched shoes most of his career, the left sneaker is a size 13 and the right is a size 13.5.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s director of e-commerce development, said, “This shows not only the incredible appeal of Michael Jordan as one of the most recognizable and legendary athletes of all time, but also that sneaker collecting is truly a global and growing market.”