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.

Nike SB Dunk Low 'Paris'
Nike SB Dunk Low "Paris," Image via Sotheby's
Michael Lau x Nike SB Dunk Low 'Gardener Wood'
Michael Lau x Nike SB Dunk Low "Gardener Wood," Image via Sotheby's
Pieter Janssen x Nike SB Dunk Low F&F 'Piet Parra'
Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low F&F "Piet Parra," Image via Sotheby's
Katsuya Terada x Nike SB Dunk Low Sample
Katsuya Terada x Nike SB Dunk Low Sample, Image via Sotheby's
Nike SB Dunk Low 'What The Dunk'
Nike SB Dunk Low "What The Dunk," Image via Sotheby's
Jeff Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC Pigeon'
Jeff Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low "NYC Pigeon," Image via Sotheby's

 

Air Jordan 1 High OG 1985 'Bred'
Air Jordan 1 High OG 1985 "Bred," Image via Sotheby's