Michael Jordan's Air Jordans sell for $2.2m in record-breaking auction

Michael Jordan's game-worn Air Jordan 13s sneakers have been sold for over $2.2 million at an auction held by Sotheby's.

Jordan wore these sneakers during Game Two of the 1998 NBA Finals in his final year with the Chicago Bulls, which was also known as "The Last Dance."

The sale set a new auction record for the most expensive pair of sneakers ever purchased.

Sotheby's head of streetwear and modern collectables, Brahm Wachter, said the sale was further proof of the high demand for Michael Jordan's sports memorabilia.

The sneakers were part of Sotheby's Victoriam collection, which showcased memorabilia from past and present athletes.

The Air Jordans beat the previous record held by a pair of Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1s, which sold for $1.8 million.

Jordan's memorabilia is highly valued, as Sotheby's also sold his jersey from Game One of the 1998 NBA Finals for $10.1 million in September 2022.

The Air Jordan 13s Bred were among the final public releases of an Air Jordan sneaker during Jordan's career with the Bulls.

The Bred Air Jordans range is named after its black and red colorway.

The Air Jordan 13s were worn by Jordan when he scored 37 points in the Bulls' victory against the Utah Jazz in Game Two of the 1998 NBA Finals.

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