Some of you might have heard about the crazy 100 sneaker auction Sotheby's was holding a couple weeks back. A collection of 99 of the total 100 of the world's most valuable sneakers sold for a staggering $850,000. All but one sneaker, the Nike 'Moon Shoe.' And now it's just sold too for a massive $437,000 USD (R6.1 Million). With a starting price of $80,000 and blowing right past its expected sale price of $160,000, the 'Moon Shoe' now holds the record for the most expensive sneaker in the world.
But what makes it worth Millions? Well, to start there are only 12 ever made and this is the only unworn pair (I know it doesn't look it). But most importantly, it was designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials. According to Sotheby’s, Bowerman found inspiration for the waffle sole traction pattern by pouring rubber into his wife’s waffle iron mold, subsequently creating its first-ever prototype.
The first 99 pairs of the Sotheby's Auction were snapped up by Canadian Miles Nadal, with his plans to display them at his Museum in Toronto. So it's only fitting the same guy came to claim the final 100th sneaker of the world's rarest collection. It should also be noted that before the 'Moon Shoe', Michael Jordan's Converse that was worn during his 1984 gold medal-winning Olympic final held the number 1 spot for most expensive sneaker in the world.