Earlier this week, we reported on the legendary Sotheby’s x Stadium Goods auction that was selling off one hundred of the world’s rarest sneakers. Aptly dubbed the ‘Ultimate Sneaker Collection‘, it now looks like someone with extremely deep pockets has bought every single shoe… all except one.
Shelling out an eye-watering $850,000 (that’s about £700,000), Canadian entrepreneur, industrialist, and philanthropist Miles Nadal plans to showcase the ultra exclusive sneakers at his Dare to Dream Automobile Museum in Toronto, which currently displays his vast collection of cars and motorcycles. From the high tech Nike Air MAG to the high fashion Chanel x Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu, for some odd reason, Nadal decided to leave the 1972 Nike Waffle Trainer ‘Moon Shoe’, which is regarded as the cream of the crop.
The brainchild of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman himself, the ‘Moon Shoe’ was handmade by Geoff Hollister and used during the 1972 Olympic trials. With only twelve pairs ever made, this one is said to be the only unused pair in existence, and it’s expected to make $160,000 when bidding ends. Check out the final listing over at the official Sotheby’s website, and while you’re here, let us know which pairs you would’ve copped if you had a cool $850,000 just lying around!