25 Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Made

The average Joe uses shoes just to get from one to place to the other in relative comfort. However, the more sports-minded have other goals in mind.

The highest-paid athletes probably have hundreds of shoes for the sport they play and for the after-parties they attend.

Getting the most performance out of a shoe is a top priority for athletes especially basketball players. Michael Jordan practically makes more of a fortune off shoes than his basketball career.

Many upscale sneakers have prices that rival the most expensive luxury brands in the world. Certain Limited Edition shoes can even drive up a high price tag. So, with that in mind, here are the 25 most expensive sneakers ever made.

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Air Jordan III OG – $4,500

Air_Jordan_IIISource: http://www.sneakerpedia.com/sneakers/23038

The Air Jordan III OG was the pair of shoes Michael Jordan wore when he slam dunked over Dominque Wilkins. While there have been plenty of re-issues, the earlier models are worth far more.


Nike Foamposite One "Sole Collector" - $6,000

Nike FoampositeSource: https://www.flightclub.com/nike-air-foamposite-one-black-black-varsity-royal-042288, https://solecollector.com/news/2014/06/the-history-of-nike-foamposite-shoes

The Nike Foamposite One “Sole Collector” was developed in 1997 and was groundbreaking for its design but didn’t have the best performance.


Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon - $6,000

nike dunk low pigeonSource: https://www.flightclub.com/nike-dunk-low-pro-sb-medium-grey-white-dark-grey-080016, https://blog.sneakerpedia.com/2012/02/22/sneaker-spotlight-nike-sb-dunk-low-pro-pigeon/

The Nike Dunk was released around 2005 and gradually became more and more popular over time.

When the Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon was released, there was a limited supply and a riot almost broke out in New York City for the pair.


Air Jordan 12 OVO - $6,000

JordanSource: https://www.kicksonfire.com/air-jordan-12-ovo-white-more-photos/

Released recently, some shoe enthusiasts have called the Air Jordan 12 Ovo the “best shoe of the year.”


Nike Lebron 9 Low "LeBronold Palmer" - $7,000

lebronold-palmer-nike-lebron-9Source: https://www.sneakerfiles.com/11-expensive-sneakers-flight-club/6/

A rare pair of Nike’s never released to the public, the Nike Lebron 9 Low is only size 13.


Air Jordan VI (1992 Olympics) – $7,200

Air_jordan_VIsSource: http://www.thecelebworth.com/10-expensive-jordans/

The last pair of Air Jordan’s with a Nike Air logo, the Air Jordan VI was worn by Michael Jordan while he played for the USA Dream Team.


Nike Yeezy 2 Red October - $7,500

nike-air-yeezy-2Source: https://www.flightclub.com/nike-air-yeezy-2-sp-red-red-090148, http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2014/05/nike-air-yeezy-ii-red-october-history/

The final sneaker collaboration with Nike and Kanye West, Nike Yeezy 2 “Red October” was a major sensation with West wearing them on his tour and almost anywhere he went.


Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Freddy Krueger Sample - $7,500

nike dunkSource: https://www.kicksonfire.com/nike-dunk-low-sb-freddy-krueger-sample/

Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Freddy Krueger Sample was part of a rare horror line of shoes by Nike.


Air Jordan 5 Oregon Ducks - $8,000

oregon ducksSource: https://www.sneakerfiles.com/11-expensive-sneakers-flight-club/9/

The Air Jordan 5 “Oregon Ducks” is one of two pairs. The fighting duck is seen on the heel.


Air Jordan 10 PSNY - $8,000

air jordan 10Source: https://solecollector.com/news/2015/03/air-jordan-10-public-school-psny-black

Designed for a fashion show in New York, the high price tag for the Air Jordan 10 PSNY is because it was never released to the public.


Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris - $9,900

nike red thingSource: http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2012/04/the-100-best-sneakers-of-the-complex-decade/nike-dunk-low-pro-sb-paris

Made in 2003, only 202 pairs of the Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris were ever made.


Air Jordan V (SE) – $10,000

Nike_Air_Jordan_V_Source: http://moneyinc.com/10-expensive-jordans-sneakers-history/

Designed in 1990 by Michael Jordan with World War II fighter pilots in mind, the Air Jordan V (SE) is a rarity with a high price tag of $10,000.


Air Jordan 2 DB Dozen - $11,000

air jordan 12 retroSource: https://www.kicksonfire.com/air-jordan-12-db-dozen-for-sale-at-flight-club/

With only twelve pairs on the planet, the Air Jordan 1 DB Dozen is up for auction at the price of $11,000.


Air Jordan 11 Blackout – $11,267

air-jordan-xi-blackoutSource: http://jordansdaily.com/2012/02/17/air-jordan-xi-blackout-worth-11267/

The Air Jordan 11 Blackout was another rare pair of sneakers and once it hit eBay, it sold for $11,267 at the final auction.


Nike Dunk High Pro SB Flom - $12,500

nike dunk flSource: http://www.sneakerwatch.com/article/25939/this-nike-dunk-hi-sb-flom-is-going-for-an-insane-amount-on-ebay

There are only 24 pairs of the Nike Dunk High Pro SB Flom and someone on eBay parted ways with their pair. The final auction price was $12,500.


Nike Air Mag Back to the Future - $12,500

nike bttfSource: https://stockx.com/nike-air-mag-back-to-the-future?children=105792

The shoe inspired by the Nikes in Back to the Future 2, the Nike Air Mag Back to the Future model is a rare brand of shoe that currently is at auction for $12,500.


Air Jordan 4 Undefeated - $15,000

Air Jordan 4Source: http://www.sneakerwatch.com/article/12438/15000-undftd-x-air-jordan-4-sample

The Air Jordan 4 Undefeated went for $15,000 Buy It Now on eBay because the owner claimed it had a ballistic material.


Air Jordan 10 OVO – $20,000

air-jordan-10-retro-ovoSource: http://naibuzz.com/2017/05/12/top-10-expensive-sneakers-ever-purchased/

A basketball fan was gifted a pair of Air Jordan 10 OVO and sold them online for $20,000.


Air Jordan 1 (1985 ASG) – $21,780

nike 1Source: http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/25-most-expensive-shoes-in-the-world-528135/3/

Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 1 (1985 ASG) during the All-Star game.


Air Jordan 1 (Black and Gold) – $25,000

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With the stark contrasting colors, Air Jordan 1 Black and Gold edition take on an aviator look with gold wings.


Air Jordan 4 Eminem x Carhartt - $30,000

air-jordan-4-carharttSource: http://www.gq.com/story/eminem-carhartt-jordan-auction-prices-ebay

With only ten pairs made, the Air Jordan 4 Eminem x Carhartt shoes are a hot commodity. A pair was put on eBay and sold for $30,000.


Air Jordan 2 OG – $31,000

Air_Jordan_IISource: http://v1.myfirstclasslife.com/6-air-jordan-2-1986-og-31000/

Made from Italian leather, the Air Jordan 2 OG is a coveted part of sneaker history which is why it has the high price tag of $31,000.


Air Jordan 4 Eminem - $37,000

eminem air jordanSource: http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2015/08/eminem-air-jordan-4-23000

The Air Jordan 4 Eminem shoe line is also a popular brand of shoe. A pair sold for $37,000.


Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition) – $100,000

drake air jordansSource: http://theboombox.com/drake-ovo-jordan-sneakers-100000/

While the Air Jordan 12 OVO is popular, the Drake Edition was even more popular, selling on eBay at $100,000.


Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game) – $104,000

nike flu gameSource: https://www.si.com/nba/point-forward/2013/12/12/michael-jordan-flu-game-sneakers-auction-sold-utah-jazz-ball-boy

Heralded as the most expensive Jordans in the world; the unique pair of Air Jordan 12 worn by Michael Jordan in the infamous “Flu Game,”-a game where Jordan played while ill-was sold for $104,000.

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