Rare Nike sneakers sold for $437,500, shattering previous auction record

Rare Nike sneakers sold for $437,500, shattering previous auction record


Just buy it.  A rare pair of half-century old Nike waffle racing shoes sold to a collector for $437,500 on Tuesday, obliterating the previous record for the most expensive sneaker sold at auction, Sotheby’s announced  The sale of the sneaker, designed for the 1972 Olympics and called the “Moon Shoe,” topped the record for auction footwear extravagance set when a pair of autographed Converse worn by Michael Jordan sold for $190,373 in 2017 Most Read Boxer Maxim Dadashev, who suffered severe brain injury during Friday fight, has died at 28 Jeffrey Epstein found in NYC jail cell after possible suicide attempt New Hampshire teen finally comfortable in her own skin after recent transgender surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital  Collector Miles Nadal scooped up the preposterously pricey pair of Nike flats, one of no more than a dozen sets of the shoe in the world Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the waffle-iron stylized shoe.  The narrow white sneakers feature a large version of the Nike Swoosh “I am thrilled to acquire the iconic Nike ‘Moon Shoes,’ one of the rarest pairs of sneakers ever produced, and a true historical artifact in sports history and pop culture,” Nadal said in a news release Related Gallery Sotheby’s auctions 100 pairs of rare sneakers  The shoe’s pre-sale high estimate was $160,00  The sneaker resale market is worth over $1 billion.

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