A pair of rare and customized Nike Jordans worn by Michael Jordan in 1986 has been sold for $55,000 at auction, reportedly setting a new record, as the highest price ever paid for Nike Jordans.
According to reports, the sneakers were made especially for the NBA Legend to mark his return to basketball after an injury in November 1985.
The sneakers were specially customized with an ankle support to protect Jordan’s healing left foot, and it carries an inscription and signature from the future Hall of Famer.
Chris Ivy, the Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage Auctions, who made the sale in Dallas recently, he said: “For a global audience of Jordan collectors, this is as good as it gets. Only a tiny handful of game-worn Jordan I’s are known to exist, and this unique pair is by far the rarest and most desirable of that breed, as our result would confirm.”