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