Michael Jordan's signature Air Jordan shoes from 1985 are going up for auction
Basketball legend Michael Jordan's autographed Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes from 1985 are up for auction this weekend. And they come at a steep cost -- Sotheby's is estimating that the shoes will sell for upwards of $150,000.
"The Vintage Originals from 1985 are in the Chicago Bulls white, black and red - the Air Jordan 1 colorway that Michael Jordan wore the most often on the court," Sotheby's said in a press release.
"Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore the present pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career and thus catapulted the sneaker's popularity."
The reason for the hefty price tag? Despite the fact that Jordan has often been considered the best basketball player of all time, the world has been completely obsessed with ESPN's "The Last Dance" docu-series.
"These are the most iconic and coveted sneakers of all time," said Jordan Geller, owner of the AJ1 pair and founder of sneaker museum Shoezeum in a statement.
"Owning this pair has been a real pleasure, and with all the excitement surrounding Michael Jordan and 'The Last Dance', my wife and I decided that it's time to let the shoes find a new home."