The shoe that arguably started it all, the 1985 Air Jordan 1 Chicago has seen incredible appreciation over the years. A defiant piece that encapsulated what Michael Jordan symbolized, the shoe has fittingly become the most iconic shoe in history. Pairs fetch thousands of dollars regularly, with pairs from 1985 (the shoe’s first release) among the most expensive of them. Now, a pair has appeared on eBay with MJ’s signature across the left shoe’s toe box – listed for a jaw-dropping $1 million USD.
As stated in the listing’s description, this pair is one of 15-20 pairs of deadstock 850204TYPS (Jordan’s personal Player Sample). In the iconic mismatched size 13 & 13.5, Michaels PE feature modified collars as per his Airness’ preference. Aside from the adjustments, the pair is 1 of 2 publicly verified deadstock pairs that feature a rookie signature & the only one on eBay. With the rise in value of Jordan’s rookie card, we imagine the present owner saw their opportunity to pass on. The ultimate trophy for any Air Jordan collector, it doesn’t get better than the pair many would consider the pinnacle.
The pair comes with both White & Black laces as Jordan requested and a signed letter of authenticity from PSA. We see people use the word “grail” often, but it’ tough to argue a stronger case for any other pair. Most of us won’t come close to owning such iconic & historic sneakers, so enjoy pictures from the listing below. Let us know what you think of the momentous pair below and if you would splash the cash on them. As always, stay up to date with the latest only at Nice Kicks!
Air Jordan 1 (1985) Michael Jordan PE
Colorway: Black / White / Red
Style #: 850204TYPS