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Michael Jordan Sneakers Auctioned For $560,000 @ Sotheby's

By Published May 19, 2020

A vintage 1985 pair of sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan in his NBA rookie season have been bought for a record $560,000 in a Sotheby’s online auction.

The signed Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan and the first-ever signature sneakers, were estimated to fetch $100,000 to $150,000 in the auction that closed on Sunday.

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”.

The auction coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan brand and the screening of the 10-part ESPN documentary The Last Dance about the Chicago Bulls and Jordan. The final two episodes of the show are set to air later on Sunday.

The shoes were sold by collector Jordan Geller, the founder of the sneaker museum Shoezeum in Las Vegas was bought by a private collector.

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