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Back in September, Highsnobiety was the first to report on Andrea Canziani’s almost unbelievable slice of luck. The Italian sneakerhead, who co-owns consignment store Dropout Milan, hit the jackpot when he bought a pair of “Reverse Shattered Backboard” Nike Air Jordan 1s from Foot Locker in Milan. The pair, a size US 7, arrived with one very noticeable factory flaw: an upside down Swoosh.

He proceeded to list the sneakers for approximately $143,000 on Dropout after a similarly flawed “Gold Toe” Air Jordan 1 had sold for $96,000.

Now, VICE has published a video profile on Canziani in which he talks about what it was like to buy the shoe and what it’s like owning something worth well over $100,000. Canziani also offers some insights into the sneaker and reselling culture in Italy, as well as his own collection and how his passion for sneakers came about.

Canziani hasn’t found a buyer for the pricy, factory-flawed kicks yet, but he hopes to sell the shoes at auction, with a percentage of the final bid to be donated to charity.

Watch the video above to get your closest look yet at the reverse-Swoosh “Reverse Shattered Backboard” Jordan 1.

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