The Most Expensive Sneakers
by Joe Price
February 5, 2021
Sneakerheads have quite the reputation for spending absurd amounts of money on their shoe collection. Only the brave would dare try to tackle the inhumanely priced shoes on this list. We’ve compiled the most expensive sneakers with the most interesting look and backstory. Some of these shoes got their high price tag for being owned by famous people, being a part of an extremely limited release, or created for a unique collaboration. Others cost 2 million dollars for being made out of solid gold. Like I said, only the brave.
Are you looking for a pair of sick looking sneakers that don’t cost 2 million dollars? How about under a pair for under $30? We’ve got you covered. Check out our selection of women’s sneakers here.
Nike X MSCHF Air Max 97 Jesus Shoes – Walk on Water
According to Hypebeast.com, “The pair have been filled with 60cc of water that was originally sourced from the River Jordan and then blessed, meaning wearers are able to, theoretically, walk on Holy Water. MSCHF continues its biblical references with a nod to The Vatican, who is known for their intricate jewels and traditional red shoes. As a result, the customized pair features red insoles that have been scented with Frankenscence in reference to this, and include a steel crucifix on the shoelaces, Matthew 14:25 inscription on the toe box, and an all-round muted water-themed colorway with red accents.”
Michael Jordan’s Game-worn Converse All Stars
According to Hypebeast.com, “Worn by Jordan during the University of North Carolina’s 1982 NCAA Championship season, the Tar Heel colored shoes are currently the earliest of Jordan’s shoes to ever be up for auction. Although the Converse Fastbreaks up for auction were not worn during the Championship game against Georgetown, they do come signed by MJ with “1982 NCAA Championship” written under.”
Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘Kobe Bryant’ PE
According to stadiumgood.com, “The Air Jordan 8 “Kobe Bryant PE” is an extremely limited version of the classic shoe modeled after the original player exclusive colorway worn by Bryant. Jordan Brand celebrated Bryant’s final season with a special two-shoe pack of his Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 8 PEs in LA Lakers team colors that were worn during his season of “sneaker free agency” during the 2002-03 NBA season.”
Nike Dunk SB Low What The Dunk?
From goat.com, “Nike SB released the ‘What The Dunk?’ as part of the campaign for “Nothing But the Truth”, their very first feature length skate film featuring the Nike SB Team Riders. Created from 31 different Nike SB Dunks, each part of the ‘What The Dunk?’ is taken directly from those 31 Dunks, including panels, shoelaces, tongues, outsoles and stitching. Out of 31 Dunks, only one was unattainable to consumers. The neon green lining on the left shoe is from the infamous ‘eBay Dunk’, where it was a 1 of 1. The ‘What The…’ concept has been adopted on a few different shoes, but the Nike SB Dunk started it all.”
Nike MAG Back To The Future (2016)
According to Footshop.eu, “This reference to the legendary movie Back to the Future was released back in 2011 in a quantity of 1500 pairs. Several years later, in 2016, fans demanded a re-release, which they got – but only 89 more pairs were made, which pushed the Nike Air Mag Back to the Future 2016´s into the top 10 of the most expensive sneakers.”
The shoes come complete with an adaptive lacing mechanism that senses the wearer, and tightens around their foot.
Nike Dunk SB Low Staple NYC Pigeon
According to StockX, “Inspired by the most commonly-found bird in NYC, the Dunk Low is officially colored as Medium Grey/White-Dark Grey, but it’s the combination of grey on the upper, a white Swoosh, an orange pigeon foot–like outsole, and the stitched-in pigeon on the heel that make this colorway one that every sneaker enthusiast would like to get their hands on. Not only did the Nike SB Dunk Low NYC Pigeon help bring energy to Nike Skateboarding back in 2005, it started a long line of successful pigeon-inspired sneakers from NYC’s Jeff Staple.”
Drake’s Gold Air Jordan 10 OVOs
“Matt Senna, already established as the creator of these solid metal sneakers, is giving Drake another boost of energy in the sneaker circuit thanks to this solid-gold Air Jordan 10 OVO, which Drake says weighs 100 pounds in a joking hashtag. These are indeed dipped in 24k gold and are a one-of-one, meaning the Toronto native is the only man in the world to have them…” – Sneakernews.com