Nothing but net! Michael Jordan’s sneakers could fetch $150,000

If you happen to have US$150,000 laying around, you could become the owner of a game-worn and signed pair of Michael Jordan’s Nike sneakers.

Michael Jordan during the height of his enviable career with the Chicago Bulls (Photo: ESPN)

The sneakers went on auction online by Sotheby’s at midday, May 8, and will continue until May 17, the luxury goods broker said in a statement.

The “Air Jordan 1s” were custom-made for the Hall of Famer in sizes 13 and 13 1/2, in the Chicago Bulls white, black and red. The shoes are on offer from the collection of Jordan Geller, a collector and founder of the Shoezeum, the world’s first sneaker museum, Sotheby’s said.

Jordan, whose net worth is ranked at just above US$2 billion, has seen his currency rise in recent weeks with the release of a 10-part docu-series, “The Last Dance”, which chronicles his career and the Chicago Bulls team’s pursuit of a sixth NBA championship.

According to a Bloomberg report, Sotheby’s holds the record for sneakers at auction with $437,500 paid for Nike’s “Moon Shoe” last year.

Sotheby’s had 32 online sales, generating $60.4 million in March. A Cartier bracelet fetched $1.3 million last month.