Sneakers giving art a run for its money

13 July, 2019, 20:41 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Stadium Goods & Sotheby’s Are Auctioning 100 of the Rarest Sneakers Ever Produced

Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels.

One of the products on sale will be one of Nike's first ever running shoes, the handmade Moon Shoe, with a pre-sale estimation value of $160,000.

Many would do anything to get their hands on some of the rarest sneakers to ever drop, and now Stadium Goods is making that dream a little bit more attainable thanks to a new auction activation with help from Sotheby's. "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 rare sneaker joining the auction is the Nike Air Mags worn by Marty McFly in the classic movie "Back to the Future".

In addition to the online-only auction, Sotheby's is showcasing the sneaker collection at its NY galleries from today until the auction closes on July 23.

A pair of 2017 Adidas Karl Lagerfeld sneakers are on display at Sotheby's auction house.

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Some of the rarest and most coveted Nike sneakers are going on auction at Sotheby's in NY.

Shown in this undated photo is the Nike Waffle Racing Flat, Moon Shoe in a size 12.5 from 1972.

Shown in this undated photo is the Nike Mag, Back To The Future 2016 shoe. The 2016 version of the shoe, which comes with self-lacing technology is expected to be sold for between $50,000 and $70,000.

"At Stadium Goods, we've long talked about how sneakers are this generation's luxury fashion, and being able to collaborate with a brand with the history and esteem of Sotheby's is further proof of that".

Sneakerheads take note: right now, in NY, the USA outpost of Sotheby's is currently housing 100 of the world's rarest and most sought-after sneakers.

Other shoes in the online sale, beginning yesterday and ending on July 23, include sought-after and limited-edition sneakers produced by Adidas, Air Jordan and rapper Kanye West's Yeezy collection.

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