Got $230K? You Can Bid For These Rare Nike Collectable Sneakers
Some of the rarest and most coveted Nike sneakers are going on auction at Sotheby's in New York.
True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby’s in New York holds its first sneaker auction.
These aren’t just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade 'Moon Shoe' designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1972.
Only 12 were made and a pair is expected to fetch as much as $227,920.
In a press release, Sotheby's said the 'Moon Shoe' was the "auction's crown jewel," claiming it is the only unworn pair of the sneakers to exist. Bowerman drew inspiration for the pattern on the shoe's sole from his wife's waffle iron.
The auction is being presented in partnership with Stadium Goods, whose co-founder John McPheters told the Guardian, “we’ve long talked about how sneakers are this generation’s luxury fashion, and being able to collaborate with a brand with the history and esteem of Sotheby’s is further proof of that."
Another highlight: Two pairs of Nike Mags inspired by “Back to the Future,” made to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Both models light up and one is self-lacing.
The auction also features a pair of size 9 Nike Air Jordan II blue suede Derek Jeter shoes, made to commemorate the New York Yankee icon’s 2014 retirement. The starting bid is $30,000.
Bidding runs through to July 23.
Feature Image: Handout/Courtesy Sotheby's via REUTERS