Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels. Geoff Hollister handmade the 1972 shoe, according to the instructions of Nike's co-founder, Bill Bowerman.
Sotheby's is teaming up with streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods to auction 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers ever produced, including a sample of one of the first Nike Inc running shoes with a pre-sale high estimate of $160,000.
Many would do anything to get their hands on some of the rarest sneakers to ever drop, and now Stadium Goods is making that dream a little bit more attainable thanks to a new auction activation with help from Sotheby's.
Noah Wunsch, global head of eCommerce at Sotheby's, said the sneaker sale was bringing together "art, culture and fashion" and marked another step in the auction house's expansion of offerings of highly coveted luxury goods.
True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby's in NY holds its first sneaker auction. The pairs will also be on display at the Sotheby's gallery in NY.
The other famed footwear includes two pairs of Nike Mag sneakers, from 2011 and 2016, inspired by Marty McFly's kicks in "Back to the Future Part II", and five pairs of sneakers designed by rapper Travis Scott for his Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 "Friends & Family Collection". An important piece in Nike's history, only 12 pairs of the style were handmade for the 1972 Olympic Trials.
Shown in this undated photo is the Nike Mag, Back To The Future 2016 shoe.
The 2016 version of the futuristic shoe, complete with self-lacing technology, is expected to sell for between $50,000 and $70,000. Well, we have nothing but good news for you - Sotheby's in NY have partnered up with Stadium Goods to present "The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online".