Michael Jordan’s Legendary Gameworn Shoes that Will Cost You a Fortune

Published 08/30/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during the 1997 McDonald’s Championship. (Photo by Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)


Michael Jordan was truly one of the best players the league has ever seen. With an amazing ability to score the ball and lead his team, Jordan truly showcased how impactful a player can be to their franchise.

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Apart from his incredible impact on the court, MJ certainly left his mark off the court. In collaboration with Nike, ‘his Airness’ formed his own brand of sneakers known as the Jordan brand. Producing multiple iconic sneakers over the years, the Jordan brand is now one of the most well-known brands in the NBA.

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Game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers worth a whooping $56,250

Jordan certainly had some iconic sneakers during his playing career. But perhaps the most popular of them all was the Air Jordan 11 Concords. From football stars to other stars in the NBA, till date the Jordan 11s are one of the most iconic sneakers ever.

While their re-releases are alone worth about $200 dollars, the original sneakers cost $1000. But the prices shoot up significantly when it is game-worn by Jordan. According to Christies, these iconic pair of Jordan 11s are worth a whooping $56,250.

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While many other designs have fizzled out in the market, the Jordan 11s have remained a constant. Given how influential these Concord 11s were, it is not a big surprise to see these monumental price. Jordan also put up some iconic performances with the 11s.

In one such instance, MJ silenced a troll and in some style. While majority of the people absolutely adore the Jordan 11s, in 1995 one fan dared to call out Jordan and claimed that the Bulls’ superstar should change his sneakers instead. Coming off of three consecutive wins, MJ and the Bulls looked in top form as they were set to face off against Cleveland Cavaliers.

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But in their last matchup, the Cavs had edged past the Bulls as Jordan missed a crucial game winner. MJ initially struggled against the Cavs again. Clamped down by multiple defenders, Jordan was only held to 6 points in the first half. A cocky fan even called out ‘his Airness‘ as he told him to change his sneakers.

Michael certainly heard it all. Scoring a whooping 23 points in the second half, Jordan battered the Cavs 106-88 and even poked the cocky fan who had called him out earlier. This story only says one thing, never mess with Michael Jordan.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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