Michael Jordan's shoes just went for an insane amount of money at auction.
Michael Jordan is one of the biggest legends in the history of basketball and over the years, he has helped Nike release an insane amount of sneakers. Jordan Brand has become an institution within sneaker culture and the Jordan 1 has a legacy like none other.
In light of "The Last Dance," numerous auction houses have been selling off some significant memorabilia, including Sotheby's who recently listed a pair of Air Jordan 1's from 1985. This pair was worn in an actual game and even features Jordan's signature. At first, starting bids were at around $100K and it was believed that the pair would sell for $150K max. Instead, the shoe broke a record and sold for $560K.
"Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore the present pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career and thus catapulted the sneaker's popularity," Sotheby's said. "Wearing mismatched shoes most of his career, the pair is in a size 13 (left shoe) and a 13.5 (right shoe)."
Many of these collectors have a lot of money but over half a million on some shoes is still pretty insane. Regardless, these are extremely rare and a once in a lifetime cop. Hopefully, the fan takes good care of them.
Image via Sotheby's