Six “Air Jordan” sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his six NBA championship winning streaks (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) were sold for $8 million at auction in New York, setting a new world auction record for game-worn sneakers, Sotheby’s auction house announced today (2/2).

The shoes worn by the “air” in the crucial Finals of the six titles he “lifted” with the Chicago Bulls, became the second highest price achieved for Michael Jordan sports memorabilia. The jersey he wore in the inaugural NBA Finals in 1998 still holds the world record for game-worn sports memorabilia, having reached $10.1 million at auction in September 2022.


“Today’s breaking priceAll the records are proof that Jordan is the GOAT (all-time leader),” said Sotheby’s head of modern collectibles, Bram Waters, adding: “A truly unparalleled moment and landmark in auction history, the sale of these six championship-winning sneakers is likely it will never happen again.”

The six sneakers, all signed by Jordan, worn during the 1991 Bulls vs. Lakers Finals, 1992 vs. Blazers, 1993 vs. Suns, 1996 vs. SuperSonics, 1997 vs. Jazz and 1998 vs. Jazz again.The sneakers Michael Jordan’s championship jerseys sell for a record $8 million.