Michael Jor­dan’s Old Sneak­ers Fetch $55,000

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The sneak­ers Michael Jor­dan wore on the court in 1985 just sold for $55,000 at auc­tion. The anony­mous bid­der paid $55,000 at a four-day auc­tion in Dal­las for a pair of the star bas­ket­ball player’s game-worn Nike Air Jor­dan 1 sneak­ers.

It may be re­called that in 1985 the bas­ket­ball star was forced to forgo play­ing for the Chicago Bulls after a bro­ken bone in his an­kle. For his re­turn to the court in 1986, Nike cus­tom­ized this pair of sneak­ers, in­clud­ing heavy ny­lon and alu­minum buckle fea­tures for ad­di­tional sup­port.

The shoes, which also have Jor­dan’s in­scrip­tion on one of the tongues, have enor­mous col­lec­tor po­ten­tial — both for their cus­tom­ized fea­tures and his­toric sig­nif­i­cance.

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