Just when you thought the sneaker hype-train couldn’t grow any bigger, world renowned auction house Sotheby’s, better known for their fine art and vehicle listings, have announced their first ever auction solely dedicated to sneakers.
Sotheby’s have teamed up with streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods to bring to market 100 of the rarest and most seminal shoes in existence, with the star of the show being the ‘Moon Shoe’ Waffle Racing flats, made in 1972 by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and one of only 12 pairs are known to have been made. The ‘Moon Shoe’ have a starting bid of US$80,000 with a pre-auction estimate and eye-watering US$110,000-$160,000 for the rare unworn shoes.
Other highlights include a pair of Nike Mag 2016 ‘Back to the Future’ kicks, and Adidas’ simply named PW X CC X HU X NMD “Karl Lagerfeld” which are set to achieve US$35,000-50,000 when they go under the hammer on Thursday.
The Sotheby’s x Stadium Goods: The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online auction ends on July 23. The full catalogue can be found at sothebys.com