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Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike sells for almost $1.5M to break record at Sotheby's
A pair of 1984 Nike Air Ships of Michael Jordan sold for $1.472 million at Sotheby's to set a record for sneakers at the auction.
The said shoes, Jordan's earliest known regular season game-worn Nikes, were the first pair of sneakers to reach the $1 million mark at Sotheby's.
They were acquired by collector Nick Fiorella.
Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the signed sneakers were worn by Jordan in his fifth NBA game in his rookie season.
Brahm Wachter, head of Sotheby's streetwear and modern collectibles department, described the pair of sneakers as “groundbreaking and important.” He added that the sale solidifies the strength and broad reach of the sneaker collecting community.
Sotheby’s began selling sneakers in 2019.