Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for R10.6million, new record

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The sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass panel.

The Air Jordan 1 Highs by Michael Jordan. Photo: www.christies.com

NE YORK – A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan have sold for $ 615,000 (Rand 10.68 million), auction house Christie’s announced Thursday, breaking a record set just a few months ago by selling another pair of basketball legend shoes.

The sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass panel.

“This is the original shoe with a real piece of back panel, a piece of glass, in the sole of the shoe,” said Caitlin Donovan, head of handbag and sneaker sales at Christie’s, who has organized the auction with Stadium Goods.

Jordan accumulated 30 points wearing shoe size 13.5, in the red and black colors of his Chicago Bulls team.

Although the sale broke the record set in May when a pair of Air Jordan 1s sold for $ 560,000, the new auction landed below the estimated range of $ 650,000 and $ 850,000. .

Record sales highlight the soaring market value of items identified with the retired basketball superstar since the release of The last dance, an ESPN / Netflix documentary that chronicles the saga of Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.

It also confirms that the modest sneaker now has a place of pride in the world of wealthy collectors alongside more traditional collectibles.

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