The most expensive pair of Jordan 1’s was sold by Sotheby’s on Sunday. The signed pair of sneakers that were worn by Michael Jordan during his rookie season in 84-85 just sold for $560,000 on the online auction.
The sale breaks the record for most expensive sneakers; selling for $60,000 more than what Jordan made to wear the Air Jordans in each of his first five years in the league.
The sneakers were owned by famed shoe collector Jordy Geller, who bought them in 2012. Geller decided to sell as the craze around “The Last Dance" documentary has Jordan merchandise in higher demand.
The previous record for Jordan game-used shoes was a pair of Converse worn in the ‘84 Olympics which sold for just over $190,000 in June 2017.
The record previous to that for the highest priced game-used Jordans were the Jordan 7’s that Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, A.K.A “The Flu Game,” which sold for just under $105,000 in 2013.