The phenomenon of sneakers has been a big business for some years, not only for brands and retailers, but also for sneakerheads, enthusiasts who buy branded sneakers in order to collect them, as if they were real jewels, with the hope that their value will increase over time. Passionate, but not blind to the rules of the market,
Here are the two most expensive sneakers on the planet
New: Nike Air Mag Back To The Future BTTF
Sold for 200,000 USD
Many remember them as the sneakers worn by Marty McFly in the second chapter of the Back to the Future saga, the one in which the actor was catapulted in 2015. Few know, however, that it was Nike itself who designed them specifically for the film in 1989. It is not therefore a coincidence that there are only 89 copies of this extremely rare and precious model, a number that is certainly not a coincidence, chosen in honor of the year the film was released
.In November 2016, the Michael J. Fox Foundation sold a pair of Nike Mag self-lacing trainers for 200,000 according to BusinessInsider.com
Used: Nike Air Jordan 1s
Sold for 540,000 USD
In May 2020, Sotheby’s auctioned a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s, game-worn by Michael Jordan in 1985. The shoes were sold for $560,000 via online auction. The right shoe has Jordan’s signature in permanent marker. They were expected to auction for between $100,000 and $150,000, but sold for nearly five times that, setting a new record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold at auction.
The shoes are also mismatched in size — the left is a size 13 and the right is a size 13.5. Jordan is said to have preferred this while playing.