$ 615,000 for a pair of sneakers Air Jordan 1, a record - The Point

The model, the brand and the story of a pair of Air Jordan 1 have enabled him to sell at price of gold. They are parties to the auction to $ 615,000, announced,

$ 615,000 for a pair of sneakers Air Jordan 1, a record - The Point

The model, the brand and the story of a pair of Air Jordan 1 have enabled him to sell at price of gold. They are parties to the auction to $ 615,000, announced, Thursday, the house Christie's, beating the record of sport shoes the most expensive in history, almost three months after a first summit reached by a similar model.

These shoes, which mimic the skin red and white, as well as the "swoosh" (the comma Nike) black of the famous model Air Jordan 1 Chicago, have been worn during a friendly match contested on August 25, 1985 in Trieste, Italy. On a promotional tour for Nike, Michael Jordan was wearing the jersey of the Stefanel Trieste, one of the teams in the first division Italian, to play the game against Juve Caserta, he had to finish with 30 points.

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But this match is mainly known for a specific action, during which the back american flew in late counter-attack to dunker, causing a shock which shattered the plexiglass. The left shoe had kept a piece in his sole, said Christie's, which originally estimated to be between 650 000 and 850 000 dollars at the sale online on the 30 July. Another pair of Air Jordan 1 range in the game by the icon had been sold in mid-may for $ 560,000 at Sotheby s. A record that will have taken only three months for sports shoes.

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The ex-superstar of the NBA, Michael Jordan was already one of the most popular athletes in the world, but the recent broadcast by ESPN in the documentary river in ten parts The Last Dance was recently brought back on the front of the stage seventeen years after his retirement from the sport. A wind of madness blows from all the collection objects that relate to " MJ ", jerseys, maps, passing through the shoes.

Market of ultra-niche until recently, the sport shoes worn by athletes, have gained popularity in recent years with the arrival of a new generation of collectors. In total, 11 pairs of Air Jordan worn in-game, or having belonged, to the player that have been proposed during this online sale, nine were purchased, for a total amount of 931 875 dollars. The Air-Ship, the model worn by Michael Jordan in the beginning of his first season as a professional, in 1984, before the launch of the Air Jordan 1, have not found a buyer. This pair was estimated to be between 350 000 and 550 000 dollars.

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Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 02:33

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