Only 2 Pairs Of These Obama-Designed Nike Shoes Exist, And You Can Pick Up A Pair For $25,000

  • Auction Sotheby’s house published an ad for a pair of Nike sneakers designed for Barak obama.
  • There are only two pairs: those that are sold and those that belong to Obama.

Auction house Sotheby’s is taking the sneaker resale market to new heights with the release of a pair of sneakers originally designed for Barack Obama.

The Nike Hyperdunks are priced at $25,000 – a fixed asking price as there will be no bidding. The shoes feature “patriotic graphics” like bald eagles, the presidential seal and the year 1776.

According to a press release on the Sotheby’s site, the Hyperdunks are a callback to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, for which the brand designed the style of basketball shoes. Given Obama’s documented interest in sports, Nike chose to gift basketball shoes to the then-president in 2009 with some America-themed modifications.

Keep in mind, however, that the buyer won’t exactly kick the former president.

Sotheby’s says this pair was “Nike’s only confirmatory sample and has been kept in incredible condition for the past 12 years.”

Sotheby’s has sold presidential paraphernalia in the past, including, according to the LA Times, letters and other documents from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and letters from former Governor Pat Brown after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Oh, and the shoes are final sale only, men’s size 12.5, if you’re interested. The sale will launch at 4:44 p.m. EST on February 12.


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