Sotheby's is auctioning off some of the rarest Nike sneakers ever created for its latest "Cult Classic" auction.
Based on the notion that sneakers have become a new canvas for artists, the renowned auction house has curated eight of the most sought-after pairs that were ever created by the Swoosh, which many sneaker fans consider to be works of art in its own right.
To give readers a sense of what Sotheby's has put together, the lot includes a handful of styles from the Swoosh's skateboarding division including the ultra-rare "Paris," "NYC Pigeon," "FLOM," and the "What The Dunk" SB Dunks, just to name a few. If that isn't enough, the auction house threw in a pair of the Air Jordan 1 High "Bred" from 1985 that's game-worn and autographed by Michael Jordan.
Sotheby's "Cult Classic" auction is going live today and will run until Sept. 30. Readers who are interested can put a bid in by clicking here.
UPDATE (09/30): With Sotheby's "Cult Classic" auction coming to a close, the final sold values are (mostly) falling close to their estimates. The biggest exception is the Futura-designed "FLOM" SB Dunk Highs, which exceeded their $60K high-end prediction and ended at a total of $63,000. Sotheby's calls this the highest price ever for a Dunk sneaker.
It's worth noting that the auction also included "Paris" SB Dunk Lows which were pegged to sell between $70,000 and $80,000, although Sotheby's has confirmed that pair (pictured immediately below) did not end up selling.