Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels.
The Nike "Moon Shoe" is one of only 12 pairs created.
Running today until July 23, the "Ultimate Sneaker Collection" is the first-ever online-only sneaker auction and will offer up highly coveted kicks from Nike, Adidas, YEEZY, Air Jordan, and other notable brands.
Clear out your shoe racks (if you've got a few thousand dollars to spare): NY auction house Sotheby's has announced a sale of 100 of the world's rarest sneakers, including a handmade 1972 pair expected to sell for up to $160,000. "These items are true cultural artifacts, and it will be a thrill to see them in a public exhibition alongside the rest of Sotheby's renowned offerings", John McPheters, Stadium Goods co-founder and co-CEO, said in the press release.
Another highlight: Two pairs of Nike Mags inspired by "Back to the Future", made to raise money for Parkinson's research.
A pair of 2012 "Tom Sachs X Nikecraft Mars Yard" shoes are on display at Sotheby's auction house in NY.
The Nike Mags sneaker, the design worn by Marty McFly character in "Back to the Future Part II" film and one of only 1,500 pairs made, is seen in this Sotheby's image released on July 11, 2019. The 2016 version, one of only 89 pairs produced and complete with self-lacing technology, is estimated to sell for about $70,000. Well, we have nothing but good news for you - Sotheby's in NY have partnered up with Stadium Goods to present "The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online".
Sneakerheads take note: right now, in NY, the United States outpost of Sotheby's is currently housing 100 of the world's rarest and most sought-after sneakers.
The highest price fetched at public auction for sneakers is thought to be $190,373 in 2017 for a pair of signed Converse shoes said to have been worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final.
Of the sneakers available, the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat "Moon Shoe" was called "the auction's crown jewel".