Michael Jordan’s Game Shoes Sell for $560,000 at Auction

A pair of Michael Jordan’s game shoes sold this past Sunday at Sotheby’s New York for $560,000.  A sum that is higher than Jordan’s rookie year salary of $550,000. Bidding began May 8th for the Jordan Air 1s. The actual time frame of when the shoes were worn is not listed, but it is believed that they were worn by Jordan in either 1984 or 1985. The size 13 and 13.5 shoes (the shoes don’t match, as Jordan’s right foot is slightly larger than his left) featured a Chicago Bull’s color scheme or red, white, and black and were autographed by Jordan.

Sotheby’s estimated that the shoes would fetch between $100,000 and $150,000. However, the actual selling price was many times that estimate. Sotheby’s held the previous record for a shoe auction when it auctioned a pair of Nike running shoes known as “moon shoes” for $437,500 last July.

The pair of Michael Jordan’s game shoes came from Jordy Geller who is the founder of Shoezeum Sneaker Museum . He says that he decided to auction the shoes due to the hype created around the EPSN series The Last Dance.

As of the writing of this article the buyer of the shoes has not yet been disclosed.

The Air Jordan shoe turned a relatively small company called Nike into a global behemoth. It is common that Air Jordan shoes, especially older ones, can be quite expensive

The auction fittingly coincided with the 35th anniversary of the release of the Air Jordan shoe line.

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