If the over 500,000 dollars paid out in 2020 for the Nike Air Jordan 1, worn by Michael Jordan in 1985, it seemed a stellar figure, because his had not yet been auctioned Nike Air Ship.
To be precise, the first pair of shoes worn by the basketball star in his rookie season in the NBA, in 1984, and those from which the timeless series would later come to life Air Jordan that still does not stop creating real ones addicted.
To win the much desired heirloom during an auction from Sotheby’s in Las Vegas, last October 24, he would be the collector Nick Fiorella, who took home the legendary shoes for well 1 million and 472 thousand dollars. A mind-boggling figure, so much so as to be the highest ever paid in history for a pair of sneakers.
White, with the iconic flaming red swoosh on the sides, the sneakers, created by Bruce Kilgore, seem to boast excellent condition as reported by the auction house on Instagram. But not only that, together with the double record – of the highest paid shoe ever and the first to be worn by the basketball star in the NBA – the very precious sneakers bear the signature of the champion.