Michael Jordan: First-ever Air Jordan sneakers sell for record $560,000

Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s trainers from 1985 sold for a record $560,000 in an online auction.

The autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s, worn by Jordan during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, were expected to fetch between $100,00-$150,000 at Sotheby’s.

But it sold for over a half million dollars, shattering the previous record of $437,500 for a pair of Nike’s 1972 Moon Shoes.

The NBA legend wore mismatched trainers, with the left a size 13 and the right a size 13.5.

The Air Jordan 1s were sold by Jordan Geller, who founded the trainer museum Shoezeum in Las Vegas.

The sale coincided with a Netflix documentary – The Last Dance – with behind-the-scenes footage of the Bulls’ hunt for a sixth NBA title in the 1997-98 season.

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