'FLOM' Nike SB Dunks Sell for $63,000

Some of the most rarest sneakers in Nike's history are being auctioned off for Sotheby's 'Cult Classic' Auction.

Futura x Nike SB Dunk High 'FLOM'
Futura x Nike SB Dunk High FLOM," Image via Sotheby's
Futura x Nike SB Dunk High 'FLOM'

Sotheby's is auctioning off some of the rarest Nike sneakers ever created for its latest "Cult Classic" auction.

Based on the notion that sneakers have become a new canvas for artists, the renowned auction house has curated eight of the most sought-after pairs that were ever created by the Swoosh, which many sneaker fans consider to be works of art in its own right. 

To give readers a sense of what Sotheby's has put together, the lot includes a handful of styles from the Swoosh's skateboarding division including the ultra-rare "Paris," "NYC Pigeon," "FLOM," and the "What The Dunk" SB Dunks, just to name a few. If that isn't enough, the auction house threw in a pair of the Air Jordan 1 High "Bred" from 1985 that's game-worn and autographed by Michael Jordan.

Sotheby's "Cult Classic" auction is going live today and will run until Sept. 30. Readers who are interested can put a bid in by clicking here.

UPDATE (09/30): With Sotheby's "Cult Classic" auction coming to a close, the final sold values are (mostly) falling close to their estimates. The biggest exception is the Futura-designed "FLOM" SB Dunk Highs, which exceeded their $60K high-end prediction and ended at a total of $63,000. Sotheby's calls this the highest price ever for a Dunk sneaker. 

It's worth noting that the auction also included "Paris" SB Dunk Lows which were pegged to sell between $70,000 and $80,000, although Sotheby's has confirmed that pair (pictured immediately below) did not end up selling.

Nike SB Dunk Low 'Paris'
Michael Lau x Nike SB Dunk Low 'Gardener Wood'
Pieter Janssen x Nike SB Dunk Low F&F 'Piet Parra'
Katsuya Terada x Nike SB Dunk Low Sample
Nike SB Dunk Low 'What The Dunk'
Jeff Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC Pigeon'


Air Jordan 1 High OG 1985 'Bred'