If you’ve got a spare $50,000 lying under your mattress, you could be the proud owner of a rare Air Jordan 1 sample made for his Airness himself back in 1984.
The shoe (you’re only bidding for the right shoe, by the way) is on eBay after apparently being found in the office of ProServ, the agency that helped Jordan negotiate his first shoe deal with Nike.
The size 13.5 (Jordan was known for wearing a size 13 on his left and a 13.5 on his right) sample might be part of a first batch made for the GOAT in November 1984, making it an incredibly rare piece of sneaker, as well as NBA, history.
The hallowed kicks feature several differences to the pairs that went on sale to the general public. These include a “black toe” colorway with a black tongue instead of the general release white tongue, an enlarged pointy leather Nike swoosh, a higher-quality textured leather upper, a lower profile toe box, a hand-pressed Air Jordan wings logo on the ankle, and a factory sticker on the insole.
Part of the proceeds will benefit Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
If that’s a bit out of your price range, you could try and cop this $23,000 Air Jordan 11 sample.
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