25 Most Expensive Sneakers in The World (2021)

Has it ever happened to you that your parents didn't like how much you just spent on a single pair of sneakers? Don't worry, you're good because there are people in the world who have spent several million on a single pair. You won't find these million-dollar sneakers in any of the regular sneaker stores and even at FlexDog, but you might be interested in what such shoes look like and what they actually are.

 

And that is why in this article we will look at the ten most expensive sneakers that have ever been sold. All the pairs you find here are an integral part of the whole sneaker culture and today's community should definitely not forget about them.

 

Quick overview:

Rank

Brand

Model

Price

1

Nike

Air Yeezy 1

$1,800,000

2

Nike

Air Jordan 1

$615,000

3

Nike

Air Jordan 1

$560,000

4

Nike

Waffle Racing Flat

$437,500

5

Nike

Mag 2016

$200,000

6

Converse

Fastbreak

$190,373

7

Air Jordan

7

$112,500

8

Air Jordan

12

$104,765

9

Air Jordan

10

$100,040

10

Nike

Mag 1989

$92,100

11

Nike

Air Force 1

$88,200

12

Air Jordan

1

$60,000

13

Nike

Air Force 1

$50,000

14

Air Jordan

11

$40,000

15

Nike SB

Dunk

$36,000

16

Air Jordan

4

$32,000

17

Air Jordan

2

$31,000

18

Air Jordan

4

$30,000

19

Nike 

Dunk

$29,000 

20

Nike Sb

Dunk

$28,000

21

Air Jordan

3

$25,000

22

Air Jordan

6

$25,000

23

Air Jordan

10

$20,000

24

Nike SB

Dunk

$19,500

25

Air Jordan

4

$15,000

TOP 10 Most Expensive Sneakers in The World:

  1. Left Nike Mag 1989 shoe

  •   Sold for: $92,100
  •   Place of sale: eBay

 

Wondering who would ever buy one 1989 dilapidated shoe? Normally probably no one, but this sneaker is an exception. This is the original prop from the Back to the Future Part II film. Like the film, this unique shoe was released in 1989, which is quite apparent on its current state. Almost the entire back of the shoe is torn to pieces, despite this issue the sneaker would be auctioned off on eBay after more than two hundred bids for an incredible amount of $92,100. For such a price, the buyer could for example buy a small apartment or a new Mercedes, instead of a crumbling sneaker that is not even in a pair.

 

Nike Mag 1989

 

  1. OVO x Air Jordan 10

  •   Sold for: $100,040
  •   Place of sale: eBay

 

In January 2014, the so-called Drake Night took place at one of the Toronto Raptors matches, where Drake himself, accompanied by Future, performed at the half-time.  As a part of this event, Drake handed out several Jordan pairs to fans in collaboration with his own brand, October's Very Own. One of the lucky fans, who took home one pair of Air Jordan 10s, decided after two days to put her pair in an auction on eBay due to the large size. The starting price was only $300, and she was certainly surprised when, after four hours, the sneakers climbed up to more than $2,000. Two days after the start of the auction, the highest bid was already $100,040, so the girl decided to end the auction earlier.

 

 

OVO x Air Jordan 10

  1. Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game”  

  • Sold for: $104,765

    • Sold for: $104,765
    • Place of sale: auction at Grey Flannel

    This colorway earned its nickname in 1997, when the fifth game of the then NBA Finals took place. Michael Jordan was hit by the flu at the time, but he still went to the pitch and not only did he play the whole match, but he also managed to score a respectable 38 points and helped the Bulls on their way to their next title. Michael played the match in Flu Game sneakers, which were then auctioned in 2013 with his signature for the final amount of $104,765. Some people also still defend the theory that Jordan spent the evening before the final in the casino and instead of having a cold may have suffered a hangover, but it is only a speculation. We will probably never know if this was really the case.

     

Air Jordan Flu Game

 

 

  1. Air Jordan 7 “Olympic”

    •   Sold for: $112,500
    •   Place of sale: auction at Christie’s in collaboration with Stadium Goods

     

    The Air Jordan 7 Olympic first saw the light of day in 1992, when Michael Jordan took them on his way to Barcelona, ​​where the Olympics took place. Michael, together with the rest of the so-called Dream Team, the US national basketball team, which is still said to be the best team ever, managed to win the 1992 Olympics. After winning the final against Croatia, Jordan decided to donate his Air Jordan 7 Olympic sneakers, in which he played a decisive match, to the receptionist at the team’s hotel. In 2020, it was exactly this pair that appeared in one of Christie’s auctions, where their final price climbed to $112,500.

  

Air Jordan 7 “Olympic

  1. Converse Fastbreak

    •   Sold for: $190,373
    •   Place of sale: auction at SCP

 

Even before Michael Jordan entered into the partnership with Nike and started working on his own brand, he liked to wear Converse sneakers on the court. For Michael, 1984 was not only his NBA debut, but also the year he won the Olympics for the first time. The Games took place in Los Angeles at the time, and it was the Converse Fastbreak model that people could see Jordan in in the final against Spain. After winning gold medals, Michael gifted the sneakers to one of the ball feeders. In the summer of 2017, the pair was sold at an auction at SCP Auctions for $190,373.

 

Convers Fast Break

 

 

  1. Nike Mag 2016 Auto-Lace 

    •   Sold for: $200,000
    •   Place of sale: auction from the Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Nike Mag sneaker was officially released in large quantities for the first time in 2011, but at that time it was not a self-lacing model. That one did not come for another five years until later in 2016, when a total of 89 of these unique couples were sold in the form of a draw, all of whose earnings went to research of Parkinson's disease. One raffle ticket costed $10 and a total of over $6.75 million was raised for a good cause. The last 3 pairs of Nike Mag self-lacing shoes were for sale in the form of an auction, with the very last pair of all being sold for the largest amount overall, auctioning for exactly $200,000.

Nike Mag Auto Lace

 

 

  1. Nike 1972 Waffle Racing Flat "Moon Shoe" 

    •   Sold for: $437,500
    •   Place of sale: auction at Sotheby's in collaboration with Stadium Goods

 

The oldest sneaker on the list is this running Nike shoe, which is often nicknamed "Moon Shoe". Behind its design is Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, who commissioned one of Nike's very first employees, Geoff Hollister, to make exactly 12 such pairs. What is interesting is that the sole of this sneaker was made directly in the waffle maker in Hollister's garage. Of the original twelve pairs, this is the only one that has not been worn, although it doesn't look like it according to the photos, but that’s due to the age of the shoe. At the end of 2019, the pair was auctioned off at Sotheby's for $437,500, and its new owner became a Canadian investor and car collector, Miles Nadal.

 

Nike Waffle racer

 

  1. Nike Air Jordan 1 OG Chicago 
    •   Sold for: $560,000
    •   Place of sale: auction at Sotheby's

 

The third most expensive sneaker sold in the world is probably the most iconic shoe in this entire ranking. You may already know that I'm not talking about no other than the original Air Jordan 1 Chicago, which Michael Jordan wore on the field and then signed himself. This pair is a grail for everyone who has ever been at least minimally interested in sneakers. It was this colourway that started the whole Jordan madness, which survives on in an even larger scale to this day. By the way, Michael Jordan was known for having his right sneaker almost always half a number larger, which is why this pair also has a left shoe in the size of US13 and the right one in US13.5. The OG Chicagos were auctioned last year for an astounding amount of $560,000.

 

Air Jordan 1 OG

 

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  1. Nike Air Jordan 1 Chicago “Shattered Backboard”
    •   Sold for: $615,000
    •   Place of sale: auction at Christie’s

 

Shattered Backboards, but aren't they supposed to be orange? What is this nonsense, you say? I'm happy to clarify, these Air Jordan 1s in the Chicago colourway are called Shattered Backboards because they are exactly the pair in which Michael Jordan broke the glass board behind the basketball hoop in 1986 during an exhibition match in Italy. You can even find an authentic piece of shard from the broken board in the sole of the left shoe. It sounds pretty crazy, but the auction winner paid a total of $615,000 for these sneakers with shards in the sole.

 

Nike Air Jordan 1 Chicago “Shattered Backboard

 

 

 

  1. Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype
    •   Sold for: $1,800,000
    •   Place of sale: auction at Sotheby's

 

And we're finally here. The most expensive sneaker in the world is this prototype of the Nike Air Yeezy 1 model, which was designed by Kanye West himself. This is the very first pair that Ye created for Nike in 2008, and its value was further enhanced by the fact that Kanye wore them at the Grammy Awards at the same year during his performance, where he sang the tracks Stronger and Hey Mama. This year, these Yeezys became unrivaled as the most valuable sneakers in the world, as their price climbed to an incredible $1.8 million at the auction.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype

 

The remaining 15 most expensive sneakers in the world:

  1. Nike Air Force 1 "Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold" 

    •   Sold for: $88,200

Nike Air Force 1

 

 

  1. Air Jordan 1 “Silver Shoes”

    •   Sold for: $60,000

Air Jordan 1 “Silver Shoes”

 

 

  1. Nike So Cal Air Force 1

    •   Sold for: $50,000

Air Force 1

 

 

  1. Air Jordan 11 “Jeter”

    •   Sold for: $40,000

 

Air Jordan 11 “Jeter&rdquo

 



  1. Nike SB Dunk Low “Yellow Lobster”

    •   Sold for: $36,000

Nike SB Dunk Low “Yellow Lobster&rdquo

 

 

  1. Eminem x Air Jordan 4

    •   Sold for: $32,000

 

Eminem x Air Jordan 4

 



  1. Air Jordan 2 OG 

    •   Sold for: $31,000

 

Air Jordan 2 OG&nbsp

 

 

  1. Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4

    •   Sold for: $30,000

 

Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4

 

 

  1. Travis Scott x PlayStation x Nike Dunk Low

    • Sold for: $29,000

 

Travis Scott x PlayStation x Nike Dunk Low

 

 

  1. Nike Dunk SB Low “Pigeon”

    • Sold for: $28,000

 

Nike Dunk SB Low “Pigeon&rdquo

 

 

  1. DJ Khaled x Air Jordan 3 “Grateful”

    •   Sold for: $25,000

 

DJ Khaled x Air Jordan 3 “Grateful&rdquo

 

 

  1. Macklemore x Air Jordan 6 “Cactus”

    •     Sold for: $25,000

Macklemore x Air Jordan 6 “Cactus&rdquo

 

 

  1. OVO x Air Jordan 10

    • Sold for: $20,000

 

OVO x Air Jordan 10

 

 

  1. Nike SB Dunk Low “Paris”

    • ·   Sold for: $19,500

 

Nike SB Dunk Low “Paris&rdquo

 

 

  1. Undefeated x Air Jordan 4

    • Sold for: $15,000



Undefeated x Air Jordan 4

 

I believe that you have already seen some of the sneakers on this list at least once, but at the same time I hope that this article about the most expensive sneakers in the world has somehow enriched your knowledge. And the next time your parents reprimand you for buying more shoes for "just a few thousand," you can easily explain to them that this amount is almost nothing when compared to the first Yeezys that sold for almost 40 million.

  

Where can I buy the most expensive sneakers in the world?

 

Where to buy and where to find them is the right question. And it's good that you're on FlexDog right now, where even the most limited sneakers in the world appear from time to time. For example, you can find the likes of the Nike Mag here, because they can be purchased via StockX. You can find other limited sneakers at resellers, with whom we have been cooperating for some time now, but with most of the above-mentioned sneakers there is only an extremely limited number of pieces, so it is really difficult to get such pairs.

 But you definitely don't have to wear sneakers for hundreds of thousands to have a fire fit. You can also find many successful pairs that will fit you like a glove on FlexDog. Both from the cheaper price categories, where you only have to pay retail, and the more expensive ones, where you pay a bit extra for the resell that is determined by the market. Don't hesitate and go find a new addition to your shoe collection!