When it comes to collecting and owning highly-coveted sneakers, you’re going to have to pay to play. The more limited or exclusive a pair of kicks are, the bigger the dent in your pockets. What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a pair of kicks? $500? $1,000? Maybe even $3,000? We all know Off-White and Travis Scott collabs tend to provide you with a nice profit when you resell them, but that final price is peanuts when you compare them to the sneakers on this list.
With the help of https://sneakerbreaker.com we elaborated a list of 5 of the most expensive sneakers ever sold. And just so y’all know, these are definitely not the type of sneakers that you can find at your local sneaker retailers. Chances are, you do not own any of these. For the few that do, y’all got some gems in your hands!
UNDFTD x Air Jordan 4
Considered a grail to many (including me), the UNDFTD x Air Jordan 4 has got to be one of the most highly coveted Jordan releases of all time. The shoe dropped back in 2005 and was released only via raffle. Why is it so expensive? Only 72 pairs were raffled off. Being that the number of pairs is scarce, you rarely ever see them up for sale. Not too long ago, a pair sold for $18,500. Since these will probably never get the retro treatment, we fully expect these to eventually sell for well over $20,000.
DJ Khaled x Air Jordan 3 Grateful
The DJ Khaled x Air Jordan 3 Grateful made its debut back in 2007. Considered a PE colorway of the Air Jordan 3, this limited Jordan release never got a retail drop. Although it was never released to the public, fans of DJ Khaledwere able to win a pair simply by pre-ordering his album. We did our Googles and one of the last pairs that sold ended up selling for a cool $20,000. Wow.
Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4
Who remembers when these were unveiled back in 2015? This three-way collab was made to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Shady Records. The Black and Metallic Silver Air Jordan 4 came with a Black-based Carhartt upper as well as Eminem branding found throughout. The super limited release was only available via eBay auction with proceeds going to The Marshall Mathers Foundation, which ended up being a grand total of $227,000. The average sale price was just above $30,000. Yes, that’s with five zeros.
Nike Mag 2016 (Self-Lacing)
The Nike Mag from 2016 was the version that came with the self-lacing tech. The shoe dropped back in October of 2016 via the Nike SNKRS raffle. In order to enter the raffle, you had to buy raffle tickets that cost $10 each, you were able to buy as many tickets as you want. It has been said that only 89 pairs were raffled off globally through The Draw. All proceeds ($6.75 million) went to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. It has been said that the Nike Mag 2016 has resold for up to $104,000. Incredible.
Air Jordan 12 Flu Game (Game Worn)
This one goes out to all the hardcore Michael Jordan fanatics out there. The shoes that Michael Jordan wore during his infamous “Flu Game” of the 1997 NBA Finals were actually sold by a former ball boy named Preston Truman via an online auction back in 2013. How much did they sell for? A whopping $104,765.