The signed Converse shoes that the basketball star wore during the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics were auctioned off at a jaw-dropping $190,373 (or roughly P9.5 million). Ironically enough, Jordan’s shoes from the iconic “Flu Game” of the 1995 NBA finals held the old record. Those were sold for $104,765 (or roughlt P5.2 million).
“The record-shattering price prove that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia,” SCP Auction Vice President Dan Imler told ESPN in an interview.
The sneakers, which include his orthotic inserts and signature, are the last pair that he put on before starting his NBA journey with the Chicago Bulls. He later signed a contract with Nike and became the face of the Air Jordans.