NBA legend Michael Jordan’s first-ever Air Jordan sneakers have fetched a record $560,000 in an online auction.
Auction house Sotheby’s said on Sunday (May 17) the game-worn, autographed sneakers from Jordan’s rookie season were expected to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.
The auction coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan brand and the screening of the 10-part ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” about Jordan’s legendary run with the Chicago Bulls.
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Like most of Jordan’s basketball shoes, the Air Jordan 1s, designed for him in 1985, are a mismatched pair in size 13 and 13.5.
They were sold by collector Jordan Geller, the founder of the sneaker museum Shoezeum in Las Vegas.
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