10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes

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Nike shoes are among the most popular in the world. They occupy 27.4% of the global sports shoes market and experts expect market control to remain stable. As one of the most popular athletic shoe brands, Nike is not a discount shoe option. They are quite expensive compared to the competition.

If you examine the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold, you will find prices up to $2 million.

Top 10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes

The average pair from Nike costs around $110.15, but consumers can find pairs for as little as $66.75 in most cases. On the other hand, some sold with much higher prices. Here is a list of the 10 most expensive Nike shoes in history.

1. Solid Gold Ovo Air Jordan – $2 Million

In 2016, Duck, a world-renowned hip-hop artist, dropped $2 million on a pair of Nike Solid Gold Ovo X Air Jordans – the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold. As the name of the shoe suggests, the pair is actually made up of solid gold.

2. Nike Air Jordan 1 – $560,000

In 2020, a Michael Jordan-a pair of autographed Nike Air Jordan 1 sold for $560,000. The shoes feature a red, white and black design, and Michael Jordan wore them to a Chicago Bulls game in 1985 before signing them. The shoes were auctioned off at Sotheby’s, but the auction house did not release information about the buyer.

3. Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” – $437,500

In 2019, a Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” sold in a auction at Sotheby’s for $437,500 – the highest price a pair of shoes fetched at auction at the time. Made in 1972, the shoes’ age was clearly visible in the pair’s sleek black, white and off-white design. Miles Nadel, a Canadian businessman who founded Peerage Capital, was the buyer behind the record deal.

4. NikeMag — $200,000

In 2016, a pair of Nike Mags sold at auction for $200,000. The shoes featured a sleek premium design with vibrant blue colors on a gray and white background. The Michael J. Fox gala was the venue for the sale, a venue that did not release any information about the buyer.

5. Nike Air Jordan 12 – $104,765

In late 2013, a buyer paid $104,765 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan 12s. The pair of shoes became known as the Jordan’s “Flu Game” shoes. That’s because he wore the shoes in a 1997 NBA Finals game for the Chicago Bulls when he had flu-like symptoms. Jordan autographed the famous pair of red and black shoes that went down in history as one of the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold.

6. Air Jordan Silver Shoe — $60,000

A buyer bought the Air Jordan Silver shoe at auction for $60,000 in 2012, and it’s one of the most unique Nike shoes ever made. That’s because it’s a single shoe that Nike has made from solid silver. The shoe weighs around 10 pounds and would be impossible to wear. Nevertheless, it fetched a price of $60,000 at an eBay auction.

7. Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem “Encore” – $18,000

In 2017, the Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem “Encore” became one of the most expensive pairs of Nikes ever sold. The pair reached a price of $18,000. So what made it special? A sleek black and blue design that was part of a limited run.

8. Nike Air Force One Vlone – $8,000

A pair of Nike The Air Force One Vlone shoes will cost the buyer around $8,000-10,000. The shoes feature a premium design adorned with black, red, and gold features. They are currently available on a few auction websites for those looking to purchase a pair.

9. Nike SB Dunk High 420 – $5,500

The Nike SB Dunk High 420 shoes feature different shades of purple and a fuzzy texture. The unique shoes sell for around $5,500 but have sold for more. Additionally, as a limited-run sneaker, Nike printed the shoe’s production number on its heel.

10. Travis Scott Dunk Low PlayStation – $5,000

The Nike Travis Scott The Dunk Low PlayStation shoes feature a blue, black, and white color scheme on a canvas design. At one point, the shoes averaged around $5,000. However, since around 2020, buyers have been struggling to resell their pairs.

Final grip

The shoes above are the most expensive Nike shoes in history, but you don’t have to break the bank to wear the brand. If you want Nike on a budget, consider looking for stores with discount options it can cost as little as $66.75.

FAQs

Questions are an important part of how people learn. Some of the most common questions about high-end Nike shoes are detailed below.

  • What is the most expensive type of Nike shoe?
    • The most expensive types of Nike shoes are unique, such as gold or silver ones or celebrity autographed shoes.
  • What is the most expensive pair of Nike shoes in the world?
    • The most expensive Nike shoes ever sold were the Solid Gold Ovo Air Jordans that Drake bought for $2 million.
  • What Nike shoes cost $1,000?
    • Several types of Nike shoes cost $1,000. A search for eBay at the time of writing this article has produced hundreds of different pairs of Nike shoes priced at $1,000. However, you can also find shoes from the brand with price tags as low as $66.75.
  • Is Nike the most expensive?
    • In the world the most expensive pair of shoes are Antonio Vietri’s Moon Star shoes. The shoes fetch $19.9 million for buyers. The shoes are stiletto style with an elegant design, solid gold and 30 carats of diamonds. What might be the most interesting aspect of the shoes is that they also have an Argentinian meteorite from the 1500s in the design.

Information is accurate as of November 4, 2022.

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