Michael Jordan’s shoes were sold for $1 million and $472,000 by auctioneer Sotheby’s in Las Vegas. They are a pair of Nike shoes from 1984, the first to sell for over one million dollars.
1, 472 million is a record figure, the highest ever paid for a pair of sneakers so far . The sneakers were signed by the fifth NBA game of the great basketball champion in his rookie season. They were bought by the collector Nick Fiorella. Sotheby’s explained.
Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the Air Ship were the first shoes worn by Michael Jordan in Nba, and moreover the base from which the famous Air Jordan series was born in 1985, which continues today. Previously, in May 2020, the Air Jordan 1 worn by Michael Jordan in 1985 were sold for 615 thousand dollars. It was the famous model at the time banned by the NBA because it violated the colour code in force at the time and it is no coincidence that it went down in history, commonly, among fans and lovers of sports memorabilia, such as the “Banned”.
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players ever in the world.
One of the most well-known and mythological stories is when Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon, no surprise his shoes are so valuable.