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10 More Of The Most Stupidly Expensive Sneakers Ever
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10 More Of The Most Stupidly Expensive Sneakers Ever

Date: July 02 2016

By: Adam Jane

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After we last visited this topic, we couldn’t stop thinking of more ludicrously expensive shoes and we just had to share them. This round, we decided to steer clear of diamond-encrusted customs and stick to shoes that are valued by their own clout as rarities or history. We do have to give a couple of shout outs to the What the Doernbecher x Nike Dunks, which raised a total of $139,000 for charity, as well as the multi million dollar bejewelled Li Ning Way of Wade 4s, decked out by Bicion and Mache Customs.

If you haven’t checked out our first set of stupidly expensive shoes, check it out here. So here they are, in no particular order, ten more of the most expensive sneakers ever.

Kobe’s All Black Jordan PE 1-XXX: $204,100


Early in 2016 Michael Jordan and the team at Jordan Brand gifted Kobe with two complete sets of Air Jordans, one all black and the other all white (both sets featured a few hits of Lakers colours amongst the otherwise monochrome selection). The all black set was almost instantly auctioned on eBay, the proceeds going to Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, and the lot sold for $240,100. That’s Jays 1 to XXX, all one-of-one special editions, all in size US 14. Not only is that a staggering amount of money for any one person to part with but also prices each individual pair at about $8,000.

Nike Dunk High LE (WU-TANG): $15,000



The 1999 release of the Wu-Tang Dunk is shrouded in mystery. It’s not been confirmed how many pairs were released (although it’s speculated to be 36, in homage to the title of their 1993 debut), and there seem to be only rumours as to whether the shoes hit retail rather than being a friends and family edition for the Wu themselves. Either way there are odd occasions when the legendary Wu-Tang Dunk hits the open market. You might be pleased to know, you can pop on over to Flight Club and get yourself a pair today… for $15k.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 (Grammy Prototype): $50,000


This is the exact pair of shoes that announced Kanye’s partnership with Nike when he took to the stage wearing them at the 2008 Grammy Awards show. The Air Yeezys have cemented their place in sneaker history, but this is the one that confirmed the rumours and got the ball rolling. These were originally listed for $75,000 but they now have an asking price of $50,000, so while we’re not sure exactly how much these could sell for we know they’re not going to be cheap.

Nike Air Jordan 3 (1988 OG): $29,999


You can imagine that some enterprising reseller picked these Jordan 3s up with the sole intention of flipping them almost 30 years down the track. They look to be in remarkable condition – the $30k price tag probably includes the cost of storing them in a hermetically sealed room for almost three decades. This pair comes with all its original accoutrements including tags, laces and box (even the OG elephant print tissue paper that swaddled these bad boys as they lay stashed away). I mean, sure, if you slipped your foot into them they’d most likely turn to dust – but if you’re not into handling your shoes then these are just the thing.

Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4: $18,000


EminemCarhartt and Air Jordan – now that’s a roll call. The trio teamed up to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the ‘Marshall Mathers LP’, which debuted in 2000 (so the shoes released in 2015, if the maths is too much for you). It’s not clear exactly how many were made. Originally there were going to be 10 pairs available to the public, who knows how many B-Rabbit had to hand out around the 8-Mile.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Signed By Kanye West: $25,000



These personally signed Yeezy Boost 750s are bound to appeal to the budget conscious. Yeah, they’re $25,000 but they’ve been signed by Yeezus (who is basically God right?) and boast what looks to be a sharpied illuminati symbol! Surely in the future (after two terms of President West) these sneakers will be revered in the same rarified air as the Ark of the Covenant?

And postage is free! Talk about a bargain…

Nike Dunk SB High ‘FLOM’: $17,250


There were only ever 24 pairs of FUTURA’s For the Love of Money (AKA FLOM) Dunks made back in 2005. And each one was assigned to a friend or family member except for three pairs that got raffled off to hungry fiends. Covered in more money than a busy strip club floor, many SB heads would do unspeakable things (to themselves and others) to get their hands on these elusive sneaks. There’s a rare pair sitting on Sydney’s Butter for $17,250.

Kobe Bryant Signed 1999 Game Used adidas Shoes: $7,999.99


Before Nike, Kobe wore adidas. The KB-8, later renamed the Crazy 8, became the first signature shoe of the Black Mamba. Fans can cop a signed game worn pair on eBay for US $7,999.99. That faint aroma you smell, that’s success, not sweat. Well perhaps a mix of both. Legit.

Nike Dunk Low Pro SB (Paris): $10,000


There were only 202 pairs of the SB Dunk ‘Paris’ made back in 2003. The lively panels are cut from the printed artwork of Bernard Buffet, leaving no two pairs the same. They didn’t go on sale until 2005 and made up part of the same city pack that featured the infamous Pigeon Dunk. As cool as they are, 10k could get you a pretty cushy trip to Paris itself, each to their own…

NBA Choice of the Pros: $2,999



What are those? For real, what are they? During 80s the NBA ‘Choice of the Pros’ sneaker brand just went for broke and ripped everyone else off. As you’d expect they didn’t stick around for too long. I don’t think Nike appreciated the flipped Swoosh, nor adidas the Four Stripe. As blatantly tacky as they are, if you want a pair of these vintage look-alikes your going to have to part with a few grand.

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