Pair of ’84 Game-Worn Jordan Nikes Fetch $71,000
The game-worn Michael Jordan Nikes that sold for $71,553 this weekend aren’t the most expensive pair of Jordan’s shoes that have ever sold. Then again, they weren’t even his signature Jordan brand shoe.
Given to a Lakers ball boy in late 1984, these Jordan shoes were actually Nike Air Ships that Jordan used as holdovers until his Air Jordans were ready and produced.
The buyer wishes to remain anonymous, which makes sense, given the exorbitant price.
Interestingly enough, the left shoe is a size 13 and the right is a 13.5, as Jordan wore different sizes on each foot early in his career.
As mentioned above, these are the second highest-selling Jordans of all time, with his shoes from the “flu game” in the 1997 Finals selling for $107,765. At least those Jordan Nikes had his name on them. The Air Ship model died an unceremonious death right around the time the Air Jordans were publicly launched in 1985.
For what it’s worth, the night that Michael Jordan wore these shoes, he knocked down 20, and the Bulls beat the Lakers in December of 1984.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]