A super rare pair of Air Jordan 1s just sold at auction for an incredible $55,000.
This auction, held by Heritage Auctions, was for a pair of the "Chicago" Air Jordan 1 from 1986 modified with straps and a higher collar. These modifications were made to give MJ extra support while recovering from a broken left foot injury he had suffered early on in the 1986 season. This pair was originally listed at a starting price of $5,000, and skyrocketed all the way up to the whopping final sale price of $55,000 by auction's end. The specific modifications to the sneaker include a white velcro strap around the ankle, and black straps that extend from the midsole up a slit in the ankle collar that acted as a built-in ankle brace. Of course, this pair was also made in Jordan's mismatched 13/13.5 size combination as well.
Another pair of this special variation of the iconic silhouette is on display online in the brand's Air Jordan Collection, which showcases rare pairs of classic Air Jordan models.