Jul 24, 2019

Rare Nike trainers sell for more than £350,000

A pair of rare Nike trainers designed by the sportswear giant's co-founder has sold for a record-breaking $437,500. They were the last shoes to sell in an auction of 100 pairs of trainers - from Adidas to Air Jordans - in New York. The Nike Waffle Moon Shoes were designed by Bill Bowerman, a track coach who co-founded Nike. Mr Nadal's haul included two pairs of Nike Mags, shoes made famous in the 1989 Back to the Future Part II because they had automatic lacing - a technology the company didn't bring to the market until almost three decades later. The highest price fetched at a public auction for trainers is thought to be $190,373 for a pair of signed Converse shoes worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final.

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