- Sotheby’s is having its first-ever rare sneaker auction, featuring hard-to-find shoes that are predicted to go for thousands of dollars.
- Some shoes — like the self-lacing sneakers from "Back to the Future Part II" — could fetch up to $70,000.
- The collection of 100 shoes also includes Nike‘s 1972 "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman, which is starting at $80,000 and is expected to go for more than $110,000.
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Sneaker lovers, rejoice.
Sotheby’s first-ever rare sneaker auction will feature sought-after shoes made famous by athletes, musicians, and movies. But they won’t come cheap: the bidding starts at tens of thousands of dollars for most pairs.
The auction was made possible through a collaboration with Stadium Goods, a sneaker reseller famous for its collection of rare and expensive footwear.
Some of the more noteworthy items include the automatically lacing Nike Mags from "Back to the Future Part II" and a pair of Nike "Moon Shoes," which were handcrafted and designed by Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman.
The collection also features rare designs from Kanye West’s Yeezy partnership with Adidas and a pair of Air Jordans commemorating Derek Jeter’s retirement.
The online bidding for the sneaker auction closes July 23. Take a look at some of the most popular listings below:
These automatically lacing shoes are based on the pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film "Back To the Future Part II."
There are only 89 pairs of this self-lacing version of the Nike Mag, which was released in 2016. A 2011 release saw 1,500 pairs released, but they did not lace themselves.
The bidding for the shoe started at $40,000, and it’s estimated to sell for between $50,000 and $70,000.
A version of the 2011 release is also up for auction and is estimated to fetch much less, with a top-range estimate of $18,000.
Only five pairs of this Air Jordan 11 model were ever created.
They were made in 2017 in honor of baseball legend Derek Jeter, to commemorate his retirement from the New York Yankees. The bidding started at $30,000, and Sotheby’s estimates the hammer will fall between $40,000 and $60,000.
The most expensive sneaker up for auction is the Nike "Moon Shoe."
Only 12 pairs were made of these shoes, and few of those are still around today. Handmade and designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, it was famously made with a waffle sole pattern to allow for a better grip and cushion on the field.
The bidding started at $80,000, and it’s estimated to get as high as $160,000.
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