Andrea Canziani hit the jackpot when he ordered a pair of “Reverse Shattered Backboard” Nike Air Jordan Is directly from Nike. The pair, a size US 7, arrived with one very noticeable factory flaw: an upside down Swoosh.
Normally, a factory flaw means the structural integrity of an item has been compromised or there’s a mistake in the design, making such a product less desirable and something to send back. But in the case of sneakers, certain factory flaws can actually increase the value of a kick dramatically.
Earlier this year, a pair of the Nike Air Jordan I “Gold Toe” also arrived with an upside down Swoosh on one shoe. That pair ended up selling for a rumored $96,000.
Canziani’s pair also features an upside down Swoosh on one shoe and will be listed for sale at Dropout Milan, a brand new sneaker and streetwear consignment store in Italy. The listing price will be €125,000 (approximately $146,000).
Although the sneakers have not been listed yet, you can DM the store via Instagram for more information if you’re looking to cop the ultra-rare upside down-Swooshed curio.
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