Rare Nike sneakers, including Kanye West design, “Entourage” tribute to successful auction block
Sotheby’s is auctioning a number of rare Nike brand sneakers, including those promoted by major entertainment players.
The online auction would take place March 18-29 with 50 items and in partnership with English Sole.
Among the offerings is the “Nike Air Force 1 Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold”, which was created in commemoration of the HBO series “Entourage”. Others include the Jordan 3, which singer Usher wore in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial.
“The upper is in gold patent leather, while the iconic elephant motif is embossed on the toe cap and heel counter,” read the Sotheby’s website.
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“Instead of the iconic Air Jordan logo on the tongue, this pair features 3 gold stars. A premium black leather lining, gold laces and the ‘Usher’ name sewn behind the tongue complete the look of this exclusive design.”
Other shoes include the Nike Air Yeezy 2 sample “Mismatch” designed by Kanye West and “Eminem ‘Encore’ Jordan IV” created in commemoration of the rapper’s album “Encore”.
According to Sotheby’s, “only about 50 pairs have been given to friends and family.” The auction company says it has a pair from 2005.
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“The 2017 Air Jordan IV Retro Eminem ‘Encore’ features a slightly lighter shade of blue throughout the sneaker, and gray on the heel tab and fenders, but all other details remain true to the original version,” said declared Sotheby’s.
“One of the pairs on offer is identical (albeit a different size) to the pair StockX auctioned off for the Marshall Mathers Foundation to help fund Detroit community initiatives.”