Air Jordan I's From Michael Jordan's Rookie Season Sell for Record Price


Michael Jordan is still breaking records.

A signed pair of game-worn Air Jordan I’s from his 1984-85 rookie season was sold by Sotheby’s on Sunday for $560,000, according to Action Network’s Darren Rovell.

The final sale marks an all-time record for a pair of sneakers, breaking the previous mark set last July at Sotheby’s of $437,500 for Nike’s original prototype moon shoes given to University of Oregon runners by Nike co-founder and Oregan coach Bill Bowerman.

Both pairs of shoes were owned by famed shoed collector Jordy Geller.

Geller bought the Air Jordan I’s in 2012 and decided to put them on sale after the debut and hype surrounding ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary. The buyer remains unknown.

Jordan made $500,000 wearing those sneakers during his first five seasons in the NBA.

The previous record for Jordan game-used shoes was $190,373 for his Converse shoes worn in the 1984 Olympics, which was sold by SCP Auctions in June 2017. The previous high for game-used Air Jordans was $104,765 for his Air Jordan XII’s that he wore during the “Flu Game” of the 1997 NBA Finals.

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