Shoes Worn by Rookie Michael Jordan Sell for Record Shattering Amount

Michael Jordan’s memorabilia is so hot right now.

A pair of game-worn shoes Michael Jordan donned during his rookie year sold for $1.47 million at auction on Sunday, shattering the previous record of $615,000 set by Jordan shoes last year. Jordan wore the size 13 Nike Air Ship sneakers in his fifth NBA game on Nov. 1, 1984.

Following the game, Jordan gifted the sneakers to Nuggets ball boy Tommie Tim III Lewis, who kept them in “excellent” condition, per Sotheby’s.

Nick Fiorella put up the winning bid at $1.47M during the Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction in Las Vegas.

They are the most expensive sports shoe ever sold at auction, and the second-highest shoe to ever sell. The shoe that sold for the most of all time are the Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 shoe. He wore them  at the 2018 Grammys.

Kanye and Jordan, forever linked.


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