I’m speaking on behalf of everyone in saying that buying sneakers has become more of an addiction than a hobby. You can’t just buy one pair of Jordans, you have to get another one. Considering there are pretty much countless designs and colorways, sneakerheads have been dreaming of collecting each and every one.
However, we can’t hide the fact that there are shoes simply unattainable due to the massive prices––and we’re pretty sure you know just which those sneakers are. Either way, we’ve compiled down below seven of the most expensive sneakers in the world as eye candy.
With the way the sneaker market is moving, all the prices are not 100% accurate––it may have changed a week before or could still change the week after.
7. Nike So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max ($50,000)
For all you non-sneakerheads out there, yes, the names of shoes can be that long. To start things off, we’re looking at what Big Boi, one of the two members of the legendary rap duo in OutKast, did to his Nike Air Force 1’s. Basically, he coated it with 13-karat diamonds and priced it at a whopping $50,000.
6. Air Jordan Silver Shoes ($60,000)
Come on, the Jordans are a freaking classic. If you hear the word “sneakers,” we’re willing to bet that this brand will be the first up in your mind. These particular ones, however, only exist in 10 pairs. Apart from it being as suave as it looks, Michael Jordan himself has one of these shoes as a 32nd birthday gift from his wife. Sometimes, stories play a part in the shoes––and this might be the cutest one.
5. Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition) ($100,000)
A 6-digit shoe––I never thought I’d see the day. I mean, what’s a better shoe than a collaboration between the Jordan brand and Drake’s OVO (October’s Very Own) brand. At first, these shoes were just around $200, but after Drake gave a pair to a lucky fan and sold it on eBay, the shoes went up to a staggering $100,000. This is a lesson for all of you Toronto fans out there. Sitting behind Drake might just be the move, and I’m not talking for entertainment.
4. Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game) ($104,000)
Ah, yes, the legendary flu game. In 1997, when Jordan played against the Utah Jazz, all signs pointed to him not playing––the stomach ache, the headaches––it was simply the flu. However, despite the quick exhaustion, the dehydration, and the overall physical toll Jordan had to fight against, he still came out on top with 37 points. And in that game, he was wearing the Jordan 12’s that was dubbed the “Flu Game”––auctioned for $104,000.
3. Converse Fastbreak that was worn by Michael Jordan ($190,373)
See the jump from a mere $100,000 to almost 200 grand? Well, you’ll see even bigger jumps later so don’t let this surprise you. Of course, if a shoe was worn by the great Michael Jordan, you know that it’ll have a crazy price tag. To make things even more valuable, he won the 1984 Olympic Games with the USA team with these shoes.
2. Nike Moon Shoe ($437,500)
I warned you about the price jumps, it’s crazy. Despite it looking weird and, well, space-esque, this shoe was designed by Nike’s co-founder in Bill Bowerman for the 1972 Olympic qualifiers. The sole was made in a waffle maker, literally made in a waffle maker––what more do you want me to say? After an auction at Sotheby by Miles Nadal in 2019, this shoe just became one of the world’s most expensive shoes to date.
1. Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordan ($2,000,000)
Holy smokes. That’s five times more than the second shoe. There’s only one pair in the world, and it belongs to Drake himself. However, there really are no real prices for this release but a study was concluded knowing that the price of gold in 2016 alongside its estimate to create the sneaker would amount to $2,000,000.