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Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
,Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Air Jordan 1 Dunk Sole Michael Jordan Game Worn April 1 1986
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions

Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Air Jordan 1s with Dunk Soles from 1986 Up For Auction

Game-worn Jordans have always been hot property in the sneaker and sports memorabilia market but, ever since The Last Dance screened, they’re scorching. Perhaps coincidentally, it seems more examples of original Air Jordan 1s from circa 1985-86 are emerging on the market, and up next is this interesting pair from 1986 that’s up for auction.

Listed on Heritage Auctions is this pair of Michael Jordan-worn Air Jordan 1s, which have been photo matched and dated to the April 1, 1986 NBA game against the Milwaukee Bucks. There are some quirks to the shoes that are the result of MJ nursing a niggling foot injury sustained the previous October. For one, they have Nike Dunk midsoles – evident from the slightly taller wall height and wide stance – as they were purportedly softer. Another intriguing observation is the third from the top medial eyelet is missing, which HA chalk down to as a manufacturing defect. Other details that help ID this pair to its use date is various scuffs from game use, a serial code that denotes it being made specifically for MJ, and branding variations like the additional ‘wings logo’ on the medial ankle flaps. Of course, they’re signed by His Airness too.

With bidding at $400k and three days left before the auction ends on February 26 at 10PM CST, there’s still a bit to go before hitting HA’s estimate for $1 million. Check out the auction here.

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