Highsnobiety
Christie’s

Update [August 18, 2020]: The entire set of Michael Jordan’s game-worn Nike sneakers were sold at auction for a total of $931,875. The set included the Air Jordan 1s MJ wore when he shattered a backboard during an exhibition game in Italy. That pair sold for $615,000 — a new world record for sneakers — and played a huge part in getting the entire set to nearly break the $1 million mark. The auction ended on August 13. Read the original story below.

Christie’s and Stadium Goods have come together for an epic auction featuring some of Michael Jordan's rarest game-worn sneakers. Officially called "Original Air: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities," the sale is being billed as "offering the most comprehensive sneaker record of Michael Jordan’s era-defining Chicago Bulls career."

The "Original Air" portion of the auction consists of two game-worn sneakers and one practice-worn sneaker. Headlining the assortment is a player exclusive of the Air Ship (1984), which Jordan wore prior to the Air Jordan 1 during the NBA preseason and early games of his rookie year. This particular shoe is expected to fetch anywhere from $350,000 to $550,000.

Next up is the Air Jordan 7 "Olympic" (1992). MJ laced these up during the Dream Team's gold medal game against Croatia at the 1992 Olympics. The sneaker is estimated to be auctioned for between $50,000 and $70,000.

The last entry is a pair of "Chicago" Air Jordan 14s (1998) that Michael wore during practice in between games of the 1998 NBA Finals. He was famously seen sporting the rare colorway in scenes from The Last Dance documentary.

"Michael Jordan’s tremendous impact on basketball and sneakers is universally acknowledged, and it can be easy to think there aren’t any new stories to add to the legend. But as we’ve seen with The Last Dance and now with our ‘Original Air’ auction with Christie’s, there are still lesser known narratives in the legacy that create great interest," said John McPheters, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Stadium Goods. "The pieces we’ve put together for this auction are truly unique, and will have deep resonance for Jordan fans, sneaker connoisseurs and pop culture collectors alike."

Browsing for the online sale begins July 23, as the auction will run from July 30 to August 13. A portion of the proceeds from one of the lots will be given to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF).

Learn more here.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar, and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

We Recommend
  • Trophy Room's Fancy, Low-Slung Jordans Are Coming Home (Again)
    • Sneakers
  • Jordan's 2025 Lineup Is an AJ1 Low Utopia
    • Sneakers
  • Jordan's New Hybrid Sneaker Is the Best of Two Models
    • Sneakers
  • Jordan's Summer 2024 Sneakers Are Coming in Hot
    • Sneakers
  • How to Make "Sail" Jordan 4s Better? Add a Hint of Gold
    • Sneakers
What To Read Next
  • Just Over a Week into the Euros, Here's Your Crash Course in Blokecore
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • KidSuper SS25 Was a Circus (Literally)
    • Style
  • Nike’s Archive Zip-Up Sneaker Is Back With a Bang
    • Sneakers
  • Clipse x Carhartt Is the Merch Collab Deserving of Hip-Hop's Finest Reunion
    • Style
  • Nike's OG Running Shoe Is Reborn as a Wild Hybrid Air Max Sneaker
    • Sneakers
  • Pharrell's Tiny Louis Vuitton Bag Is a Secret Millionaire Flex
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.