Michael Jordan's enduring legacy: his first sneakers go on sale for 1.5 million

Michael Jordan's enduring legacy: his first sneakers go on sale for 1.5 million

More than 18 years have passed since the final retirement of Michael Jordan but the fever for the myth of the Bulls has not diminished one iota among fans, who continue to collect all kinds of objects that 'Air' used during his professional career. Cult objects for which millions are paid. And especially when it comes to sneakers.

But none like the first Jordans in history, the pair that the '23' used during his rookie season and that will go up for auction on October 24 for a value of more than 1.6 million dollars. a pair of white and red Nike Air Ships that have unleashed fans' craze.

According to Sothebys, the auction house that has put the shoes up for sale, this pair was used by Jordan in his fifth NBA game, on November 1, 1984, and are the oldest worn by the player in professional basketball. .

"Michael Jordan items are perhaps the most coveted. We sell many other valuable souvenirs but I would say that the market for Michael Jordan is continually getting stronger," said Brahm Wachter, Urban Clothing Director. and modern Sotheby's collectibles, to CNBC in an interview.