The shoes were sold in an online auction by Sotheby’s, making $60,000 more than Jordan made to wear them in his first five years with the team. They had previously been owned by shoe collector Jordy Gellar, who purchased them in 2012. He made the decision to sell as the ESPN documentary on Jordan “The Last Dance” heightened interest around Jordan memorabilia.
The sale reportedly smashes the record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold, according to SI. The previous record was about $190,000 in 2017 for a pair of Converse shoes that were worn in the 1984 Olympics, SI reported.