May 17, 2020 - Sports

Game-worn Air Jordan 1s sell for record-breaking $560,000

Autographed Air Jordan I

Photo credit: Sotheby's

A signed pair of Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan during his 1984–85 rookie season sold for $560,000 in a Sotheby's auction on Sunday, breaking the all-time record for most expensive sneaker.

The big picture: The iconic shoes were sold the same day that the final two episodes of ESPN's "The Last Dance," which has consistently smashed live audience records for a documentary, are set to premiere.

  • It's not immediately known who purchased the shoes, per Action Network, but they were sold by shoe collector Jordy Geller, who decided it was a good time to offload them when he saw the renewed hysteria for Jordan memorabilia driven by the documentary.
  • "We are thrilled with the price. It just speaks to Michael Jordan’s incredible legacy and people recognizing him as the greatest athlete to ever play," Sotheby's Brahm Wachter told Action Network.

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