- Sotheby's, Air Jordan 1
- 560,000 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The most expensive trainers (sneakers) sold at auction are a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s, game-worn by Michael Jordan in 1985, which were sold for $560,000 (£462,351; €517,335) by Sotheby's, on 17 May 2020.
The shoes were sold via online auction. Despite being expected to fetch $100,000 to $150,000, the bidding increased by $300,000 within the final twenty minutes of the sale, taking the total up to a record-breaking amount. The shoes are mismatched in size (left: 13, right 13.5) - as was preferred by Michael Jordan when playing - and feature Jordan's signature in permanent marker on the right shoe.