NBA legend Michael Jordan’s sneakers have sold for $1.47 million at auction.
Sotheby’s announced today that the buyer is Nick Fiorella. Fiorella is a well-known collector of sports collectibles valued in the millions.
The shoe, a Nike AirShip, was worn by Jordan in his first NBA season in 1984, according to the auction house.
The red and white sneakers were once owned by a ball boy at the Denver Nuggets, which he got as a gift.
In April, Kanye West’s sneakers at the 2008 Grammy Awards sold for $1.8 million, the highest amount ever paid at an auction for a sneaker, according to Sotheby’s.
The unusual sneakers have repeatedly made headlines for their recent high auction prices.
A pair of white sneakers, handmade by one of the founders of Nike, were sold nearly 50 years ago for $162,500 last year.
Another pair of sneakers sold to Jordan for $560,000 last year.
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