25 Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Made

Posted by , Updated on November 3, 2017

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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. 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. Certain Limited Edition shoes drive up a high price tag. Here are the 25 most expensive sneakers ever made.

25

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.

24

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.

23

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.

22

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.”

21

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.


20

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.

19

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.

18

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.

17

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.

16

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.

15

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.

14

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.

13

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.

12

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.

11

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.

10

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.

9

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.

8

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.

7

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.

6

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

air jordan 1 bgSource: https://sites.google.com/a/springfield.k12.or.us/tmsjournal15-16b/home/most-expensive-jordan-shoes?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1

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

5

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.

4

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.

3

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.

2

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.

1

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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