How much would you pay for a pair of game-worn Michael Jordan Nike shoes?
For one person, that answer is north of $1 million. Yes, a pair of very old game-worn Michael Jordan Nike shoes have sold for more than $1 million.
Darren Rovell shared on Sunday that a pair of Jordan’s shoes, worn during his rookie season, sold for $1.44 million.
It’s the record price for a pair of Michael Jordan shoes.
JUST IN : The earliest NBA game worn Michael Jordan Nikes, photomatched to his fifth game, has been sold at @sothebys for $1.44 MILLION.
It is the record price for a Jordan pair, surpassing the $615,000 paid for a pair of game-used Air Jordans in August 2020. pic.twitter.com/qNe7SlJ1XN
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 24, 2021
Now that’s pretty crazy.
Not everyone is surprised, though.
“I thought the $0.6M was way too low given the historic significance. I wouldn’t have flipped it. This will have long term value and was a steal at $0.6M and possibly at $1.4M as well. This is Michael Freakin Jordan, not just some refractor card,” one basketball fan tweeted.
We’ve seen a major uptick in Michael Jordan memorabilia value over the last year-plus, perhaps stemming from The Last Dance on ESPN.
“The Air Jordan 1, which debuted in 1985, has been selling for an average price of $836 on the popular sneaker marketplace StockX, but since the most recent episodes of “The Last Dance” aired, prices have topped $1,500,” CBS Sports reported.
Jordan, 58, hasn’t played in the NBA in nearly 20 years. However, he remains an incredibly popular figure – and one whose memorabilia continues to rise in value.