From now until ESPN’s The Last Dance ends, you’ll have a chance to be like Mike — or at least wear his shoes.
Already open for bidding, Sotheby’s The One auction of a game-worn pair of Michael Jordan’s first-ever signature Nikes from 1985 will last until May 17.
The custom-made pair of Air Jordan 1s are signed by the basketball great and decked out in Chicago Bulls’ white, black and red — the iconic colorway His Airness wore most often on the court. Though the shoes are the same style, their sizes are different as Jordan wore a size 13 on his left foot and a 13.5 on his right throughout his career.
Manufactured in 1985 between the months of February and April, the shoes feature soft and buttery leather that was used exclusively on the Air Jordans that were going to the man himself, unlike the harder leather which was used on Jordan 1s destined for customers.
The shoes are on offer from sneaker collector Jordan Geller, the founder of the ShoeZeum sneaker museum, and are expected to fetch anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000.
“These are the most iconic and coveted sneakers of all time, Sneaker fanatics and collectors from all over the world came to the ShoeZeum to admire them, and they were the crown jewel of the museum,” Geller said. “Owning this pair has been a real pleasure, and with all the excitement surrounding Michael Jordan and The Last Dance, my wife and I decided that it’s time to let the shoes find a new home.”
The One auction follows last year’s record-setting $437,500 sale at Sotheby’s of the Nike “Moon Shoe.”
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