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A rare shoe Nike & # 39; Moon & # 39; auction at Sotheby's could bring in $ 160,000



Written by Emily Dixon, CNN

Empty your shoe racks (if you have a few thousand dollars to spend): The New York auction house Sotheby's has announced the sale of 100 of the world's rarest sports shoes, including a pair made in 1972 and is expected to sell for $ 160,000.

The pair of Nike Shoe "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike's co-founder, Bow Bowen, for the 1972 Olympic Trials, is one of 12 shoes ever made and the only pair ever worn. For the moment, no offer on sneakers, starting price is $ 80,000.

A pair of shoes from Pharrell Williams' collaboration with Adidas and Chanel is expected to sell for $ 50,000.

A pair of shoes from Pharrell Williams' collaboration with Adidas and Chanel is expected to sell for $ 50,000. Credit: Sotheby & # 39; s

Also available for sale in the online auction, launched in partnership with the footwear and streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods, two pairs of shoes inspired by "Back to the Future Part II", launched in 2011 and 2016 to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Both models light up, but here is the kickoff: the pair 2016 is automatic lacing.

Noah Wunsch, head of e-commerce at Sotheby's, said in a press release that "the sale offers a range of rare and coveted collectible sneakers, uniting art, culture and fashion."

These sneakers inspired by "Back to the Future, Part II" should sell for up to $ 70,000.

These sneakers inspired by "Back to the Future, Part II" should sell for up to $ 70,000. Credit: Sotheby & # 39; s

The cheapest offer – although "cheap" – may not be the right term – is a pair of red and black Air Jordans from 1994, a reissue of the original design. The starting bid is $ 1,800, while they should reach $ 3,000.

According to a report published in May 2019 by the fashion website Farfetch, which uses the data from Stadium Goods, the most valuable sports shoes currently on the resale market are a high-end model designed by Kanye West for Louis Vuitton. Farfetch displays the original price in 2009 at £ 865 (around $ 1,085 at current exchange rates). 10 years later? They are worth about $ 29,000.

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