[Luxus+ Magazine] Michael Jordan sneakers sold for a record $2.2 million

At an auction held Tuesday by Sotheby’s, a pair of sneakers worn by Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan in his final NBA finals in 1998 became the most expensive pair of sneakers in history.


These are the “most expensive sneakers ever sold”.


The auction company Sotheby’s announced that on Tuesday, April 11, a pair of sneakers worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan during his last championship final in 1998 with the Chicago Bulls was sold for a record $2.2 million (equivalent to 2 million euros). Sotheby’s had initially estimated the value of the shoes between 2 and 4 million dollars.


At this price, the former Bulls superstar confirms his status as the auction king for collectible sportswear, breaking his own record for sneakers ($1.4 million in 2021). He also holds the record for the most expensive jersey ($10.1 million in September 2022), with the sale of one of those he also wore during his last NBA title win in 1998.


Only one bid was submitted for the Bred (Black and Red) Air Jordan XIII sneakers, which were on sale online since April 3 for $1.8 million.


Lucky ball boy


These sneakers signed by Michael Jordan are emblematic of the last final won by the Chicago franchise against the Utah Jazz in 1998. The basketball star wore them in Game 2 in Salt Lake City, where the Bulls won 93-88 thanks to his 37 points.



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