In May, Sotheby’s auctioned a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s, game-worn by Michael Jordan in 1985. The shoes were sold for $560,000 via online auction. The right shoe has Jordan’s signature in permanent marker. They were expected to auction for between $100,000 and $150,000, but sold for nearly five times that, setting a new record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold at auction.
The shoes are also mismatched in size – the left is a size 13 and the right is a size 13.5. Jordan is said to have preferred this while playing.