One pair of 1984 Nike Air Ships, worn by Michael Jordan 37-years ago, has sold for 1,472,000 at auction. BBC reported.
The sneakers were sold over the weekend at auction by Sotheby’s in Las Vegas.
“The most valuable sneakers ever offered at auction – Michael Jordan’s regular season game-worn Nike Air Ships from 1984 – have just sold at $1,472,000 in our luxury sale in Las Vegas,”They said so in a statement.
Sotheby’s also posted the statement on Twitter.
Jordan’s Air Ships were bought by collector Nick Fiorella on Sunday night, The Independent reported.
According to the BBC, Jordan wore the pair of white and red kicks during 1984’s first season as a Chicago Bulls player. That same year, he and Nike collaborated and created the Air Jordan sneaker and brand which the iconic basketball player used from then on.
The original Air Jordan sneaker was called the “AJ1”And was featured in the highly acclaimed 2020 documentary series “The Last Dance.”
According to The Independent, Jordan became a fan of the Nike Air Ships after he wore them.
Jordan’s Air Ships were are the most expensive sneakers sold that were worn in a game, however, they are just under $400,000 short of the most expensive sneakers ever sold. In April 2021, Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype sold for a record $1.8 million at auction, making them the most expensive sneaker ever sold.