25 July 2020 10:36
A shard of glass from the game is still in the left sole (Picture: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) Sneakerheads are likely to be feeling pretty jealous right now – that is unless they have a spare $850,000 (£665,000) lying around. Christies is auctioning a pair of original Air Jordan 1 trainers worn by the man himself. Not only were they worn by Michael Jordan, they were worn during the 1985 exhibition game where Jordan dunked so hard he shattered the backboard into thousands of pieces. One of those pieces of glass is still embedded them in the shoe, making them one of the most coveted pieces of memorabilia for fans.
Own a piece of sporting and fashion history (Picture: AFP via Getty Images) Nike released a 'shattered backboard' limited edition colourway in 2015 to commemorate the moment, and they tend to go for around $1,000 on platforms like StockX. Advertisement But these are the real holy grail for Michael Jordan stans, with a guide price of $650,000 to $850,000 (around £510,000 to £650,000). The size 13.5 trainers will be on sale from 10am EST on 30 July, along with other sneakers as part of an Original Air sale. Other lots include a pair of the Air Jordan 7 'Olympic' worn in the Dream Team's gold medal game in 1992 and a pair of Air Jordan 10 PE baseball cleats from Jordan's 1995 stint in minor league baseball. Prices start from around $6,000 (£4,700) so they aren't really even payday buys for many of us, but it's worth keeping an eye on the auctions just to be nosy. Do you have a story you'd like to share? Get in touch at [email protected] MORE: Why I've stopped holding out for The One MORE: Is the L'Oreal Root Touch Up Spray worth the faff? Advertisement Advertisement