Michael Jordan’s Game Worn Sneakers Again Fetch Mind-Numbing Amount

Published 10/25/2021, 2:38 PM EDT


Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan is one of the most iconic athletes till date. His Air Jordans are critically as well as publicly acclaimed worldwide. The shoes are edgy, stylish and extremely sought after by one and all. The now 58-year-old himself has worn so many phenomenal pieces of footwear during the course of his immaculate career. And recently, a pair of his old shoes have shattered the record for the most expensive Jordans sold.

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Jordan was part of a Bulls squad that created history in the NBA. He won six titles, including multiple three-peats. Averaging more than 30 points, he was a 14-time All-star and a 6-time Finals MVP. Even after retirement, Jordan has worked actively as an entrepreneur, social worker, and even owns the Charlotte Hornets franchise. Thus, the craze for anything related to one of the game’s greatest has not died. In fact, his legacy only continues to grow.

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 26: Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan watches as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays against Marinko Matosevic of Australia at their men’s singles first round tennis match on second day of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan Nike shoes from 1984 sold for record-breaking price

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During his two decade long career, ‘His Airness’ had numerous memorable games. His rookie season came way back in 1984, where he impressed the masses. In just his fifth game for the men in red, MJ donned a pair of Nike Air Ship shoes that did wonders for him. The red and white shoes were stored and maintained till date. And on Sunday, these were sold at an auction for a whopping $1.47 million.

The signed sneakers were put up for sale at Sotheby’s, where people went berserk in their bid to acquire the boots. And after some intense bidding, they were sold for almost one and a half million dollars. As seen in the video, the sneakers are relatively worn out, but as iconic as ever. This turned out to be a record price for any Jordan shoes, comfortably surpassing the previous $615,000 Air Jordans which were sold in August 2020.

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Michael Jordan and his merchandise and accessories continue to do wonders. The sheer buzz that the man still creates even today, proves how privileged the world was to have seen him in action. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest sportsman of all time, and his sneakers are a symbolic reflection of his class!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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