The 25 Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Made
Most sneakerheads have their dream collection of the most expensive sneakers. For an average person, shoes are merely the accessory that allows you to walk from one place to another.
But for these people, it’s a fashion and luxury statement. Thus, they contribute to a 100 billion dollar industry. Moreover, sneaker resales have their own 6 billion dollar industry.
Especially athletes endorse several sneakers brands. Thus, their fans are ready to spend hundreds to thousands of bucks on a single pair.
Are you also one of those sneakerheads? Are you looking for a list of the most expensive shoes or sneakers that will fit into your collection one day?
Then you are in the right place. Let us have a look at the 25 most expensive Nike shoes ever made.
25 Most Expensive Nike Shoes
25. Air Jordan III OG
It is worth mentioning that Nike Air Jordans were exclusively made for the NBA star Michael Jordan during his time in Chicago Bulls.
They even feature Michael’s silhouette in the logo. Thus, these are quite expensive.
One of these is the Air Jordan III OG, which was first released in 1988. There are four original releases, and they symbolize the growing Jordan legacy.
Moreover, MJ wore these when he slam-dunked over Dominque Wilkins.
As they are one of the earliest releases, their worth is quite high. You can get a pair of III OG for $4500.
You might also like The 25 Most Expensive Beanie Babies in the World.
24. Nike Foamposite One Sole Collector
The Foamposite Sole Collector made its debut in 1997. Moreover, Nike’s groundbreaking invention in terms of price, construction process, and the new aesthetics it introduced.
The Foamposites are the earliest known “Posites.’
However, Nike’s Foamposite One and Foamposite Pro are the only ones that use this technology. Nike nowadays uses Posites in their trainers, boots, and clogs.
They do not significantly contribute to better performance, but these are quite expensive. A pair of Nike Foamposite One ‘Sole Collector’ will cost you around 6000 US Dollars.
23. Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon
When Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon first debuted in the market, the demand was so high that a riot broke out in New York City. There were not enough pairs to match the demand.
Jeff Staples designed, envisioned, and introduced this shoe at his store in Reed Space in 2005.
Moreover, it is a pair that represents New York City. It also set possibilities for ‘sneaker culture.’
A pair of these will cost you about 6000 US Dollars, making it one of the most expensive sneakers.
22. Air Jordan 12 OVO
Air Jordan 12 OVO was put on display during the Air Jordan 12 Flu Game Pop-Up shop. This particular model is in collaboration with rapper Drake.
The Air Jordan OVO comes in monochromatic black or white pairs. The white pairs also have a gold accent on the eyelets, side panels, and outsole. It was first released in 2016.
Likewise, a pair of these is worth about 6000 US Dollars. This makes it one of the most expensive sneakers in the world.
21. Nike Lebron 9 Low LeBronold Palmer
The Nike Lebron 9 Low LeBronold Palmer was never actually released to the public. Thus, it is rare, which makes it costs thousands of bucks.
It is a tropical-themed edition featuring yellow hue and teal accents.
Moreover, LeBron‘s favorite drink, the Arnold Palmer, is the actual inspiration behind this pair.
Fans consider this as a ‘Legendary Sneaker,’ thanks to its rarity. One pair of the Low LeBronold Palmer costs around 7000 US Dollars.
20. Air Jordan VI (1992 Olympics)
Air Jordan VI is the last Air Jordans with a Nike Air Logo.
It comes in various colors like white & infrared, black & infrared, white & sport blue, off white & maroon, and white & carmine black.
Moreover, Michael Jordan wore the white & carmine black version in the 1992 Olympics for the American “Dream Team.”
Thus, this pair also made their way to become one of the most expensive sneakers.
Released in 1992, this shoe is now worth 7200 dollars.
19. Nike Yeezy 2 Red October
Nike Yeezy 2 Red October made its debut in 2013.
This was launched in collaboration with rapper Kanye West. West wore these pairs everywhere, from tours to photoshoots.
Thus, this model caused a sensation and was one of the most popular Nike pairs.
Moreover, West’s then-wife Kim Kardashian teased fans with pictures and details of these shoes.
A pair of these costs 7500 US dollars, which is pretty obvious as it was the ‘talk of the town’ for months.
18. Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Freddy Krueger
The Freddy Krueger Dunks is a part of Nike’s “Horror Pack.” However, this sample did not make it to the final cut.
Nike then released the final product, which is quite different from the sample itself.
They altered the sweater stripes, bloodstains, toebox/heel materials, and the overall color in the final product.
These samples are rare and did not make it to the public’s hands; therefore, these sneakers are EXPENSIVE. A pair of these will cost you 7500 US Dollars.
17. Air Jordan 5 Oregon Ducks
The University of Oregon collaborated with Nike to create the Air Jordan 5 Oregon Ducks.
It features an Apple Green nubuck upper with mesh on the side walls with yellow accents.
Likewise, there is a fighting Duck in the heels. It is one of the only two pairs.
The sneaker was first released in 2014. It also has an Oregon ‘O’ on its tongue.
This pair of sneakers will cost you 8000 dollars, making it one of the most expensive sneakers.
Read also The 25 Most Expensive Watches in the World.
16. Air Jordan 10 PSNY
This pair made its debut in 2015. For its making, Nike collaborated with an NYC fashion school: Public School.
However, it was also never made to the public’s hands s it was exclusively made for a fashion show.
It follows a traditional Bulls-flavored black and red scheme and a grey cement layer outside.
Moreover, it is one of the two Air Jordan 10 styles designed by Public School. You can make this pair yours if you can cash out about 8000 US Dollars.
15. Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris
The major inspiration behind the Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris is French Painter Bernard Buffet. Nike made only 202 total pairs of these shoes.
Furthermore, all of these pairs are unique. It imprints Paris, a city that’s famous for its skate culture. It is also one of the “best sneakers of the decade,” according to several magazines.
Likewise, it debuted in 2003 and is one of the most expensive Nike sneakers ever made due to its rarity. After all, this will cost you 9900 US Dollars, to say the least.
14. Air Jordan V (SE)
The inspiration behind the Air Jordan V (SE) is the World War II fighter planes. The tip of the shoe has a visible open shark mouth.
Moreover, this also features lace locks which are the first of their kind in basketball shoes.
Michael Jordan himself had a customized version of this shoe. The pair included his number “23.”
It has a high price tag of 10,000 US Dollars, making it one of the most expensive sneakers.
13. Air Jordan 2 DB Dozen
The Air Jordan 2 DB Dozen belongs to Nike’s Doernbecher Freestyle collection. The collection also features Nike LeBron 13.
Designer Mark Smith designed these shoes with an application of original Tinker Hatfield sketches.
Only 12 pairs of Air Jordan 2DB Dozen were made. It also has Mark’s autograph on the side.
Moreover, this shoe comes in size 17. The auction price of this Air Jordan is 11,000 US Dollars. Are you willing to make it yours?
12. Air Jordan 11 Blackout
As its name suggests, the Air Jordan 11 Blackout is an all-black monochromatic sneaker.
Likewise, this sneaker was sold out at an auction before it even came out in the market.
Air Jordan 11 Blackout is one of the most expensive Air Jordan samples.
Moreover, the sneaker community praised this pair as “one of the best Air Jordan XI ever.” It made its market debut in 2018.
It also features a “prom night” style. The first pair of Air Jordan XI Blackout was sold for 11,267 US Dollars.
11. Nike Dunk High Pro SB Flom
The inspiration behind Nike Dunk High Pro SB Flom is the street art of New York City.
This particular pair was designed by the founding father of New York wall graffitis, Leonard Hilton McGurr.
Only 24 pairs of the FLOM, an acronym for “For the Love Of Money,” were created.
However, Leonard’s friends and families got most of the pairs. Thus, there are only a few pairs available for the public.
This makes them quite rare, therefore, expensive. Thus, a pair of Dunk High Pro SB Flom was sold in an auction for 12,500 US Dollars.
10. Nike Air Mag Back to the Future
As its name suggests, Nike Air Mag Back to the Future sneakers is one of the most innovative shoes.
This one is the improved version of the original Mag released in 2011. It features power laces, which can sense the wearer’s motion and adjust the laces accordingly.
Actor Michael J. Fox was the first one to cop these shoes.
Moreover, only 68 pairs of these are available worldwide. At an auction, these pairs sold for 12,500 US Dollars.
All of the proceeds were donated to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
9. Air Jordan 4 Undefeated
This pair of Air Jordan is in collaboration with the sneaker boutique Undefeated.
In 2005 these two top brands collaborated to create the Air Jordan 4 Undefeated.
Likewise, the inspiration behind this pair is the MA-1 Flight Jacket, and it features a military aesthetic.
It has an olive nubuck application throughout the upper and a hint of black and gold accents throughout.
Only 72 pairs of these shoes are available worldwide. Most of these were auctioned, and Nike released some during an in-store raffle.
Likewise, a full size of these is only available to the creator’s friends and family.
8. Air Jordan 10 OVO
This is another rare collaboration between Air Jordan and Drake’s “October’s Very Own” clothing line. The white colorway made its debut in September 2015.
Likewise, the black colorway later debuted in February 2016.
The shoes have a mix of tumbled black leather and stingray textured panels. It also features the translucent outsole that reveals the ‘OVO branding.’
A Basketball fan was gifted this pair, and he then auctioned it online for 20,000 US Dollars. Thus, this is one of the most expensive sneakers in the world.
7. Air Jordan 1 (1985 ASG)
This pair of Air Jordan 1 gets the 1985 ASG as Michael Jordan wore them to his 1985 All-Star Game.
Designer Peter Moore conceptualized and designed these shoes. It features a leather and air sole unit for more comfort and a sexy, superior look.
One pair of these shoes cost 21,780 US Dollars which is a pretty high amount.
However, that is very obvious as they are famous for being Micahel’s All-Star Game shoes.
6. Air Jordan 1 (Black and Gold)
The Air Jordan 1 Black and Gold belongs to Jordan’s Holiday 2020 Collection. It uses a luxe-looking patent leather with a shade of gold around the ankles.
The Air Jordan wings emblem also sits on the ankle in gold. Likewise, it gives off an aviator look with the gold wings.
There are also perforations on the toe box that provide breathability.
One pair of these might cost 25000 US Dollars.
5. Air Jordan 4 Eminem x Carhartt
The Air Jordan 4 Eminem X Carhartt was created in collaboration with rapper Eminem.
It features a black canvas, chrome eyelets, a black leather lining, and a semi-translucent rubber outsole.
After it debuted in 2015, the rapper gifted most of these pairs to his friends and family.
Moreover, only 10 pairs of these were ever created. However, they kept some of the pairs in an auction on eBay for charity purposes.
If you are willing to put your hands on a pair of these, you will have to pay over 30,000 US Dollars.
4. Air Jordan 2 OG
The Air Jordan 2 OG combines high-end fashion with basketball. In fact, these sneakers were one of the first sneakers of this style.
It was first released in 1987 and is made with Italian leather. Moreover, it is also a coveted part of the sneaker history.
Thus, these are quite pricey, and a pair of these will cost you 31,000 US Dollars.
3. Air Jordan 4 Eminem
The Air Jordan 4 Eminem is another most popular release Air Jordan has ever made.
These sneakers were exclusively made for the rapper’s friends and families to celebrate his ‘Encore’ album.
Moreover, the sneakers are a size 8 and have popped up at The Collection Miami in “NDS” or worn condition.
Even in such a condition, this was resold for thousands of dollars. If you are willing to purchase a pair, you got to have 37,000 US Dollars in your bank account.
2. Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition)
This is Aor Jordan’s another collaboration with Drake’s “October’s Very Own.”
While the Air Jordan 12 OVO is popular, Drake’s Edition is even more popular and expensive.
This one was a hot-seller before its release.
Moreover, even before they made their market debut, there were 157 bids for these kicks. It has a black design featuring a white “OVO” lettering at the bottom.
Likewise, one of these was sold for $100,000, making it one of the most expensive sneakers in the world.
1. Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)
Why is the Air Jordan 12 Flu Game so expensive?
Michael Jordan wore this unique pair of Air Jordan 12 in the infamous “Flu Game.”
This specific pair was sold at an auction for 104 thousand US Dollars as the legend himself had signed on them.
As a pair of kicks with a history, it is obvious that the Air Jordan Flu Game ranks #1 in the most expensive sneakers list.