5 Most Expensive Sneakers of All Time

Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans

Sports are an integral part of our life. And if some people add such activities to their daily routine as a way of getting in fit, others keep track of recent football matches and basketball games as one of their hobbies. They even become fans of particular athletes. They buy their merchandise and spend thousands of dollars on clothes belonging to their idols. And these 5 sneakers have become so expensive because they were worn by world-famous athletes or celebrities.

Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition)

Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition)

The model was created in a collaboration between Jordan and OVO rapper Drake in 2016. The collaboration of such celebrities caused a great resonance and great popularity of the special version. The event was also linked to Drake’s Summer Sixteen concert tour, which featured other popular hip-hop artists. After the release, the model became a status item for many sports stars, rappers, and other celebrities.

The Drake Edition design is in a white and gold colorway, using the Rising Sun element, just like the original version. The source of the design idea was the image of the sun’s rays on the Japanese flag.

Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)

Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)

The Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game) sneakers were sold for $104,000, which have their own unique history. Michael wore them for his famous successful game against the Utah Jazz, in the 1996/97 NBA Finals. After the game, the athlete signed the sneakers and donated them to one of his faithful fans, who would definitely bet on his win on Sportsbook Canada. These sneakers were later sold at auction for the aforementioned amount.

The model represents something new in design and technology. The main features are the embroidered sunrise rays on both sides, the use of very durable leather, TWO embroideries and the number 3 on the tongue. Carbon plate in the outsole and air ballooning throughout.

Buscemi 100 MM Diamond

Buscemi 100 MM Diamond

The sneakers of the young American brand Buscemi 100 MM Diamond are decorated with gold and diamonds. The model was released in 2016 with a price tag of $132,000. Its author is the creator of the brand John Buscemi, whose name is well known to fans of luxury footwear.

White grained leather of the best dressing was used for the sneakers. The sole is made in white color. And only inner leather trim has a classic red-brown tint. The main design highlight is the clasp, buckles and metal loops covered with 18 karat gold, inlaid with lots of tiny diamonds.

The use of jewelry had a significant impact on the cost of the pair. Besides, the jewelry was designed by Shayan Afshar of Los Angeles, a company known for making luxurious pieces for Hollywood stars.

Shoes are often jeweled to order, but the Buscemi was a ready-to-wear shoe, which is exceptional. You can see this rare model on the shelves of the signature boutique in Manhattan, New York.

Michael Jordan's Game Worn Converse Fastbreak

Michael Jordan’s Game Worn Converse Fastbreak

The pair was sold at auction in 2017 for $190,373. The sneakers are currently the earliest athlete’s shoes for sale.

The value of these converts lies in the affiliation of the famous basketball player. Jordan left his personal autograph on them, giving even more exclusivity to the pair. The inscription reads “1982 NCAA Championship,” which suggests that the sneakers were worn by the athlete during the NCAA championship season at the University of North Carolina in 1982. But he didn’t play in them at the time.

It is known that Jordan wore them at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, when the U.S. team won gold. Michael managed to show a great game on the basketball court.

The design of the model is in white, the traditional color of the time. There is an image of a black star on the side. The pair is not equipped with any special functional details, in the form of cushions, retainers and other things that are typical for later sports shoes.

Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans

Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans

The most expensive sneakers in the world are the Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans, valued at $2 million. Made for one of the most popular rappers, Drake, in 2016, the pair is an exclusive model.

The sneakers are made of 24-karat gold and the model name matches reality. The design belongs to 31-year-old American artist Matthew Senna. According to him, the choice of gold was obvious, it couldn’t be more reflective of Drake’s style and what he appreciates.

The artist used the tenth model of Jordans Retro, which attracted his attention with its shapes and interesting details. All the features of the sneaker are conveyed with maximum precision, from the logo on the bottom of the sole, the structure of the leather, the lacing to the image of JUMPMAN on the back.