Buy all the Nikes you want … nothings toppin’ these 1984 kicks Michael Jordanrocked back in the day, ’cause the historic sneakers just sold for a record $1.47 million at auction!
The size 13 white and red Nike Air Ships are from Jordan’s fifth game of his 1984 rookie season — the first model of basketball sneakers worn by His Airness as a pro athlete.
In fact, Nike made these — and a black and red colorway (known as the ‘Bred’) — for the Hall of Famer while the Air Jordan 1s were still being made.
MJ signed and gave the priceless kicks to a Denver Nuggets Ball Boy, Tommie Tim III Lewis — who kept them safe — until recently putting the kicks on the market with Sotheby’s.
Sotheby’s expected to sell the rare sneakers for over $1 million — and did they ever — closing Sunday with a final price of $1,472,000.
The lucky (and clearly wealthy) MJ fan who copped the kicks is Nick Fiorella, a high-end sports memorabilia collector.
And, that’s a record for the highest-priced sneakers in an auction. The outright most expensive pair of sneakers ever belongs to a fan who copped Kanye West‘s “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototypes. Those went for $1.8 million at a private sale.