Michael Jordan’s trainers sell for record $1.47m at auction

A pair of trainers worn by US basketball star Michael Jordan have sold for a record $1.47m at an auction.

Jordan used the Nike Air Ships during his first season with the Chicago Bulls in 1984.

The price is the highest ever paid for game-worn footwear from any sport.

The signed trainers were bought by Nick Fiorella, a well-known collector.

Before the auction, they had been estimated to sell for between $1m and $1.5m.

They are, however, not the most expensive trainers ever sold. That record belongs to the rapper Kanye West, whose Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes fetched $1.8m via a private sale in April.


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