February 28, 2021

One hundred of the rarest shoes in history, at auction at Sotheby's

Sotheby's auctions from this Wednesday until July 23 one hundred of the rarest shoes in history, with one of the first copies of Nike sports and those that Marty McFly used in "Back to the Future" ("Back to the future" ) as more prominent pieces.

The first are the "Moon Shoe", of which barely 12 pairs were made by hand, designed in 1972 by the co-founder of the brand Mike Bill Bowerman, who was inspired to design the sole on his wife's waffle iron .

According to the company in a statement, this model would be valued between 110,000 and 160,000 dollars and is the only pair in good condition that has registration.

The second ones are a limited edition of the design that McFly took in the second installment of "Back to the Future", launched in 2011 with a reedition in 2016, and of which only 1,500 pairs were produced (89 in 2016).

The shoes on that occasion were also auctioned, with all the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation – the actor who played McFly – for Parkinson's Research, a disease that the performer suffers from.

The 2011 model included lights in the strips, heels and in the middle of the sole, while its 2016 reissue added the automatic binding technology.

Those of 2011 are estimated to be sold between 13,000 and 18,000, while those of 2016 start at a price of 50,000 and could reach 70,000 dollars.

In addition to these models, Sotheby's also highlights Air Jordan 4 designed by rapper Travis Scott for a collection "Friends and Family" that were never released. The four designs will be offered together in the same batch, which is expected to reach $ 60,000.

The auction, which will take place through the internet only, is produced in collaboration with Stadium Goods, a website dedicated to the sale of these garments.

For the global e-commerce chief of the auction house, Noah Wunsch, this bid "offers a wide range of exceptional and highly coveted sneakers that mix art, culture and fashion".

The same idea highlights the co-founder of Stadium Goods, John McPheters, who talks about sports as "the luxury in fashion of this generation".

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