On May 17, 2020, at an online auction held at Sotheby’s, a pair of Nike Jordan 1st generation sneakers became [the most expensive sneaker at auction] for $560,000.
The Jordan generation is a pair of legendary sneakers under the command of the internationally renowned brand “Nike”. After Jordan signed a contract with Nike, Nike began to build an image for Jordan, and in 1985 launched a sneaker named after him, so it was called “Jordan 1st Generation.”
At that time, the Jordan 1 generation was not much different from other sneakers in terms of function, but it had a striking appearance-black and red as the main color (the sneakers were mostly white at the time).
Nowadays, the value attached to a pair of Jordan 1 generation is no longer just a pair of sneakers. It not only represents the basketball career of basketball legend Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan), but also represents a symbol of the era, and has become a fan of many fans. Soul sustenance.
The first generation of Jordan that broke the world record and created history this time was worn by Jordan in the 1985 game. The size of this pair of shoes is not the same on the left and right, the left shoe is 13 and the right shoe is 13.5. It is said that Jordan prefers to wear this during the game. And on the upper of the right shoe, there is also Jordan’s permanent marker signature.
Although the auction price is expected to be between 100,000 and 150,000 US dollars, in the last 20 minutes of the auction, the bidding increased by 300,000 US dollars, bringing the total price to a record-breaking level.
This is not the first pair of Nike shoes to break the world record.
On July 23, 2019, at Sotheby’s in New York, USA, a pair of 1972 Nike waffle “Moon Shoes” was sold for a high price of US$437,500.
These shoes were not worn. They were hand-made by one of Nike’s founders and University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman. Initially only 12 pairs were made. This is one of the few remaining pairs that have been handed down.
The owner of these two pairs of auction-breaking shoes is named Jordan Geller (also known as Jody), from Las Vegas, USA. He himself is a Guinness World Record holder: [The largest sport Shoes Collection】—— He has collected 2,388 pairs of sneakers in total! All the shoes are brand new, kept in the original shoe box, with a total valuation of more than one million dollars.
Not only began to look forward to which pair of record-breaking sneakers Jodi will sell next time!