Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Nike Air Jordan 1s Sell for Record $55,000
Upon Michael Jordan’s return from injury during his second season in the NBA, Nike modified his Air Jordans with a visible heavy nylon and aluminum buckle customization and tension cord to aid in the stability of Jordan’s foot while playing.
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Nike called its creation “Strap over Swoosh” internally and what was meant to help Jordan get back on the court became simultaneously the least-known Air Jordan model and, what turned out to be, the most expensive Air Jordan 1 model ever.
In other news, we just got our first look at an unreleased, all-white Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Jordan 1.
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