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The Air Jordan you’ve probably never heard about sold for a record $55,000 at auction this past weekend, making it the most expensive pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s in existence.

Upon Michael Jordan’s return from injury during his second season in the NBA, Nike modified his Air Jordans with a visible heavy nylon and aluminum buckle customization and tension cord to aid in the stability of Jordan’s foot while playing.

Air Jordan 1 with modified ankle support for Michael Jordan • 1986

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Nike called its creation “Strap over Swoosh” internally and what was meant to help Jordan get back on the court became simultaneously the least-known Air Jordan model and, what turned out to be, the most expensive Air Jordan 1 model ever.

In other news, we just got our first look at an unreleased, all-white Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Jordan 1.

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