By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw
A pair of used trainers belonging to the basketball ‘star’, Michael Jordan, have been sold for a record sum of US$1.47 million at an auction held by Sotheby’s in Las Vegas on 24 October 2021.
The red and white Nike Air Ships trainers, which were signed by Jordan, were used during his first season in 1984 with the Chicago Bulls.
The price paid for the trainers is the highest sum ever paid for any used footwear of any sport.
The trainers were bought by a well-known collector, Nick Fiorella.
Jordan is regarded as the best basketball player in the history of the sport.
When he retired in 2003, Jordan was also the first billionaire player in NBA history.
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