A shoe worn by Michael Jordan is on track to break a record.
As previously reported by AfroTech, the original Air Jordan 13 “Bred” worn by Jordan is up for auction on Sotheby’s Victoriam Parts I and II online auction.
Bidding for the shoe, which was worn by Jordan during Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, began on April 3.
Within just a few hours, there was a bid made for $1.8 million. Once sold, this would become the highest-selling pair of sneakers at auction.
The original Nike Air Ship shoes, also worn by Michael Jordan in 1984, holds the record as they went for $1.47 million in 2021.
According to Sotheby’s website, “This is the only complete pair of sneakers worn by Michael in an NBA Finals game, from any of Michael’s 6 NBA Finals series, that have ever been photomatched and authenticated by The MeiGray Group, the official authenticator of the NBA. They are also the only pair worn by Michael Jordan from the 1998 NBA postseason that have ever been photomatched by MeiGray.”
There is a possibility that the “Bred” Air Jordan 13 will sell for between $2 million and $4 million, according to Sotheby’s estimate.
Bidding is scheduled to close April 11.
The bid comes around the same time as the release of “Air,” which, as AfroTech previously told you, tells the story of Jordan’s life-changing deal with Nike.
“In all honesty, I never wore Nike shoes until I signed with Nike,” Jordan said in an interview with USA Today. “I was a big Adidas, Converse guy coming out of college. Then actually my parents made me go out to (Nike’s headquarters) to hear their proposal.”