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ONE GIANT LEAP FOR SNEAKERKIND: Nike's Record-Breaking Moon Shoe
Text by Justin Ng | Photos courtesy of Nike and Sotheby's
12.08.2019
The rare Nike "moon shoe" shatters world auction record for sneakers purchased for US$437,500 at a Sotheby’s auction
One of 12 pairs ever made designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the '72 Olympics trials
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With the 50th anniversary of NASA’s landmark moon landing, it’s been a wave of moon gear that has gripped the fashion landscape ever since. One such instance is the Nike Waffle Racing Flat ‘moon shoe’, a rare pair of sneakers which were held for auction at New York auction house Sotheby’s. Featuring 100 of the world’s most exclusive shoes – including the automatically lacing Back to the Future Nike Mags and a rare pair of Derek Jeter Air Jordans – the moon kicks is considered the golden goose as one of only twelve pairs ever made during the ‘72 Olympic trials and the only existing one to remain unworn. And just as Neil Armstrong would say: One small step for man, one giant leap in the world of fashion auctions. The price for Nike’s moon kicks ended up hitting record-breaking numbers, with Canadian investor Miles Nadal shelling US$437,500 to purchase the shoe (shortly after spending $850,000 on the previous 99 pairs). Which goes to show that when it comes to space shoes, defying gravity isn’t an issue. 

 

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