The most expensive sneakers in the world cost $2.1 million! Gone are the days when one would wear shoes for the sole purpose of protecting the feet and comfort. Nowadays, the shoes you put on definitely speak aloud your social status. The sneakers outlined below are the most expensive sneakers ever in the world and it takes wealth to just purchase one of them. Putting them on is one thing and ensuring they remain in your feet, or your feet remain part of you, is another thing. One wrong move and you’re going to need a plastic foot replacement!
This article covers 10 of the most expensive shoes in the world and we take look at the most expensive sneakers ever made. The 10 shoes in the list are in the order from the most expensive one to the most affordable one; saves you the time of scrolling to find the number one!
Let’s dive in…
1. Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordan’s – The most expensive sneakers in the world
These are the most expensive sneakers ever made. You probably won’t do much walking with these shoes! They’re the most expensive sneakers ever. Drake collaborated with Nike to make the Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordan sneakers that cost $2.1 million! The sneakers were created by an American artist called Matthew Senna. They are coated in 24k gold and each shoe weighs 50lbs! Thus, a pair weighs 100lbs! Well, that’s a lot of exclamations! Indeed, the price and the weight of the sneakers are just massive! What can you buy with $2.1 million? A lot!
2. Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Converse Fastbreak
These most expensive sneakers cost $190,373. That’s slightly less than what the Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans cost, but in my opinion, they are also the most expensive shoes and arguably the most expensive game-worn sneakers ever. Made in Jordan’s size 13, the sneakers were retrieved by a ball boy who worked the Forum during the game.
In 1984, the USA team won gold at the Olympics in Los Angeles, and decades later, a pair of Converse Fastbreaks signed by Michael Jordan came up for auction. The auction ended with the sneakers being sold at $190,373, which was far more than the expected $100,000.
3. Buscemi 100 MM Diamond – Third most expensive sneaker in the world
The shoes are worth $132,000 and are number three on the list of the most expensive sneakers in the world. The shoes are loaded with 11.5 carats of diamonds from a jeweler called Shayan and set in 18-karat gold. If you thought that the Michael Jordan’s Game Won Converse Fastbreaks and the Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordan are the most expensive, well, you can try the Buscemi 100 MM Diamond, they are slightly “less expensive and most affordable!”
4. Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)
These were once mentioned as the most expensive Jordans in the world. They cost $104,765 because Michael Jordan wore them in the infamous “Flu Game”, a game he played while having flu. This was during the Utah Jazz in that historic game when MJ battled sickness to score 37 points en route to a game 5 victory. At the cost of $104,765, and at number 4 of the most expensive sneakers in the world, they are a rare gem!
5. Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition)
At $100,000, the Air Jordan 12 OVO (Drake Edition) makes an appearance as number five of the most expensive sneakers in the world. The Air Jordan OVO has always been a popular brand; however, the Drake Edition brought the brand to the top five of the most expensive sneakers in the world, selling at $100,000 on eBay.
They are very popular with a lot of major celebrities including rappers, sports stars, politicians, etc. Thus, are shoes for the rich!
6. Diamond Encrusted Air Force 1
At $50,000, you can have the taste of the number six most expensive sneakers. The shoes are covered with champagne diamonds and will definitely attract a lot of wrong attention, that’s why Big Boi auctioned off his sneakers to raise money for his Foundation.
7. Air Jordan 11 ‘Jeter’
In 2017, the Jordan Brand released five pairs of navy velvet Air Jordan 11s, in a pop-up auction near Yankee Stadium to commemorate Derek Jetter’s retirement. At a cost of $40,000, the Air Jordan 11 has famed the number “2” on the heel in white which compliments the navy suede surround. However, three of the five pairs are locked up in US consignment stores. Owning the remaining two is a big dream if the owner decides to sell them, of course, at a small fortune!
8. At a cost of $31,000, the Air Jordan 2 OG shows up as the number 8 most expensive sneakers in the world
The 2 OG is a coveted part of the sneaker history, hence the high price it commands. At a slightly most affordable cost ($31,000) compared to the aforementioned 7 most expensive sneakers in the world, the Air Jordan 2 OG commands respect in the world of sneakers!
9. Eminem x Carhartt Air Jordan 4
Just a thousand dollars less compared to the number 8 most expensive sneaker in the world. The Eminem x Carhartt Air Jordan 4 comes at a price of $30,000. The sneakers are a result of collaboration with Carhartt. They only made 10 pairs in total and were one of the first shoes ever to be sold directly through eBay and the proceeds went to Michigan State University music school.
10. Another Most expensive sneakers: DJ Khaled x Air Jordan 3 ‘Grateful’
Among the most expensive sneakers in the world! The Grateful Air Jordan 3‘s feature a Red tumbled leather upper with perforated detailing on the tongues. Its signature elephant print wraps the toe and heel while having a White Jumpman on the tongues and inner liner. A Red and Black midsole completed with “WE THE BEST” heel tabs completes this collaborative design. They even add a hidden detail with the inner back tab that reads, #GREATFUL, #WeTheBest, and #stillinthemeeting. The shoes are just dope and at a price of $25,000, they are yours!
Conclusion to the most expensive sneakers in the world
While the most expensive sneakers are the Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordan sneakers that cost $2.1 million; the most expensive shoes in the world are the Moon Star shoes by AntonioVietri which cost $19.0 million! What makes the sneakers most expensive is the dedication, effort, craftsmanship, and materials that went into their production.