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Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his first seasons go on auction in New Jersey04:00

Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his first seasons go on auction in New Jersey

United States, Franklin Lakes
July 17, 2020 at 16:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

A rare pair of Michael Jordan's, Jordan 1 sneakers, modified after he was injured in 1985, are about to go under the hammer, as seen in footage from Thursday, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

The rare version of the sneakers was made specifically for the legendary player, with an added strap for ankle support, after he broke his foot in 1985. The modified shoes were never sold to the public.

"Michael Jordan shoes, especially in that period, he wore a size 13 and a size 13.5, so each shoe has a different size. And the shoes are Jordan 1s, so they are the first Jordan style shoes that Nike made, so just as sneakers, they are very collectable and very rare. But the fact that they're Michael's, that they were worn in his sophomore season makes it really special" said Ed Kosinski, CEO of 'Gotta Have Rock and Roll' auction house.

Bidding for this pair of modified Jordan 1s will open on Wednesday, July 22 at auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll with bids starting at $100,000.

Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his first seasons go on auction in New Jersey04:00
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A rare pair of Michael Jordan's, Jordan 1 sneakers, modified after he was injured in 1985, are about to go under the hammer, as seen in footage from Thursday, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

The rare version of the sneakers was made specifically for the legendary player, with an added strap for ankle support, after he broke his foot in 1985. The modified shoes were never sold to the public.

"Michael Jordan shoes, especially in that period, he wore a size 13 and a size 13.5, so each shoe has a different size. And the shoes are Jordan 1s, so they are the first Jordan style shoes that Nike made, so just as sneakers, they are very collectable and very rare. But the fact that they're Michael's, that they were worn in his sophomore season makes it really special" said Ed Kosinski, CEO of 'Gotta Have Rock and Roll' auction house.

Bidding for this pair of modified Jordan 1s will open on Wednesday, July 22 at auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll with bids starting at $100,000.

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