A pair of running shoes from 1972, one of the first couple made by Nike, sold for $ 437,500 on Tuesday, broken records for a pair of sneakers in the public auction.
The so-called Nike [“Moon Shoe,” “Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman designed for runners in the 1972 Olympic Trials, was the top lot in the first auction dedicated to sneakers at the Sotheby’s auction house in New York.
Sotheby said that the price was a world auction record for a pair of sneakers. The buyer was not immediately known at the online auction.
Shoes are considered for the highest price brought in a public auction for $ 190,373 in California in 2017 signed for a pair of shoes that were worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic Basketball Finals.
Sotheby’s, known for selling sales of millions of dollars worth of millions of dollars, is known for selling streetwear market stadium merchandise ever in an enterprise that shows their rapidly growing position as collectibles, unsurpassed sneakers 100 Couples Auction.
Other 99 pairs of shoes have initially been bought for auction up privately, as a lot last week for $ 850,000, Sotheby said.
They were acquired by Canada’s car collector and investor Miles Nadal who plans to display them in his private automobile museum in Toronto, Sotheby said.
The 2011 and 2016 editions of Nadal included “Back to the Future Part II” by Nike Limited edition shoes that were inspired by the 1989 movie starring Michael J. Fox, and the limited edition sneakers by Yeezy of Adidas, Air Jordan and rapper Kanye West Produced collections.