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The Most Expensive Sneakers of All Time

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High Fashion and High Prices: Among The Top 5 Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Released

As we all know streetwear is part of the culture and an essential element of fashion is the sneaker. Right now we are seeing some of the most unique collaborations between rappers, celebrities, and sneaker brands. We are also seeing the rise of meteoric price tags that accompany these cool and rare releases, in the list we will showcase some of the most expensive and high profile sneakers that have hit the market.

 

If you’re a sneaker or culture and lifestyle enthusiast read on…

5. Nike MAG Back to the Future (2016) – $63,973

Starting off at Number 10 we bring you the Nike Air Mag’s famously seen in the Movie ‘Back to The Future II’. In 2015 Nike decided to release this shoe and it became highly sought after as it included the auto-lace feature and light-up bottoms seen in the movie. These shoes come with a whopping $63,973 price tag and are sure to leave you feeling like Marty McFly.

 

4. Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game) – $104,765

Flu-like symptoms struck down Michael Jordan during game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals, in what would eventually become known as “flu-game.” Whilst Jordan was visibly fatigued throughout, he went on to score 38 points and win the game for the Chicago Bulls. The pair of sneakers worn by Jordan during this epic sporting feat were sold by former ball boy Preston Truman via an online auction for $104,765 back in 2013, along with the accompanying game-worn socks.

3. Buscemi 100mm Diamond – $132,000

This shoe contains approximately 11.50 carats worth of diamonds (from jeweler Shayan), as well as 18-karat gold hardware. To purchase this shoe, one will need to pay a visit to the downtown Manhattan Buscemi store in order to purchase this incredibly expensive iteration, which goes for $132,000 USD.

2. 1987 game-worn Nike Air Ship – $1.47 million

The high-tops were worn by MJ during his fifth NBA game in his rookie season on November 1, 1984 – before Nike finished the first Air Jordans. They are autographed by Jordan and regarded highly as a piece of sports and culture history. They were later sold for a whopping $1.47 Million USD.

1. Kayne West Nike Air Yeezy 1 ‘Prototype’ – $1.8 million

A prototype of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 shoe, which he wore at the 2008 Grammys, set a new sneaker sale record when it sold for $1.8 million at a private sale at Sotheby’s. Apart from it being a shoe designed and worn by Kanye West, this specific Air Yeezy 1 prototype served as a kind of unofficial launch of West’s serious sneaker ambitions.

 

 

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