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Wealth 50 Pairs of Rare Nike Sneakers Go Up For Auction at Sotheby's

50 Pairs of Rare Nike Sneakers Go Up For Auction at Sotheby's

Nike Air Force 1 Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)
Nike Air Force 1 Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)
By Danica Lo
March 22, 2021
Some of the most coveted Nike sneakers made famous by celebrities and starring roles in pop culture history are up for grabs at this once-in-a-lifetime auction

Attention sneakerheads: There's just one week left to place bids on 50 pairs of some of the rarest and most sought-after Nikes in the world, many of which have featured heavily in important moments of pop culture history.

Like the Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold sneakers, above. Created for Entourage (the TV show), the style features heavily in one particular season three episode wherein Vince buys a custom pair for Turtle. This pair, up for grabs in Sotheby's "Scarce Air" auction, is expected to fetch between US$30,000 and $40,000. 

Related: President Barack Obama's Nikes Go Up For Auction at Sotheby's

 

Curated in collaboration with sneaker store English Sole, Sotheby's auction will also feature ultra-rare pieces such as a Nike Air Yeezy 2 'Mismatch' sample designed by Kanye West. It's a style that never made it to market, and this sample is signed by West himself. It's expected to reach a price between US$40,000 and $60,000.

"The collection is remarkably diverse, and touches everything from music, to art, to design and fashion," said Sotheby's Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectables Brahm Wachter in a statement.

"From the coveted Air Jordan 1 'Shinedown' to the Air Jordan 1 'Colette', the pairs are remarkably rare, and each have their own unique stories: the Colette Jordan 1s are a nod to the great Parisian high fashion and streetwear boutique, Colette. Featuring 'Au Revoir' on the sole of the right shoe, they were made for friends and family of the brand upon the store's closing."

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro 'Colette' (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)
Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro 'Colette' (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)

Also available in the auction are three pairs of Jordan IIIs, IXs, and XIs—in all gold, designed for Usher. Expected to fetch between US$18,000 and $24,000 in the auction, the Air Jordan IIIs had a star turn in Usher's appearance in a cereal commercial.

 
Three Pairs of Jordan IIIs, IXs, and XIs  Designed in Celebration of Singer-Songwriter Usher (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)
Three Pairs of Jordan IIIs, IXs, and XIs Designed in Celebration of Singer-Songwriter Usher (photo: Courtesy Sotheby's)

Among all the fantastic, storied lots available are also three versions of the Eminem 'Encore' Jordan IVs (expected to fetch between US$25,000 and $30,000). 

The Scarce Air auction at Sotheby's will close at 12 p.m. ET on March 29th.

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