Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michael Jordan's 1984 Olympic Game Shoes Sold for a Record $190K USD

Michael Jordan‘s Converse sneakers that he wore during the 1984 Olympic gold-medal game against Spain recently sold at auction for a record $190,373 USD, the highest-selling price for game-used sneakers in history. The legendary sneakers are considered the last pair Michael Jordan wore in a game as an amateur, as well as the last time MJ donned Converse on an official game court. The historic kicks feature a leather and nylon upper, as well as Jordan’s autograph and his original orthotic insole inserts. “The record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia,” commented vice president of SCP Auctions Dan Imler. This pair of Converse has topped the basketball legend’s “Flu Game” Air Jordan 12s, which held the previous auction record of $104,765 USD in 2013.

Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers from 1984 Olympics sell for $190K

CLOSE A pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn shoes from the 1984 Olympics sold for a record at auction. Time Sports There are a lot of things $190,000 can buy. A 2004 Robinson R22 helicopter. A 2016 McLaren 570. A private island in Canada. A pair of ... used sneakers?