It’s not every day that an original Air Jordan 1 from 1985 is available for sale, but it’s even rarer when that shoe was created for Michael Jordan himself.
That’s exactly what happened today when longtime eBay seller and sneaker collector Patrick Ryan relinquished his original player sample Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” from 1985 in deadstock condition to sell on the e-commerce platform. This pair was initially created for MJ to wear during the 1985-86 NBA season, but he never got a chance to lace them up after breaking his foot in October 1985. When MJ was ready to hit the court again that season, Nike created a custom version of the shoe for him that featured an additional ankle strap for support. The listed shoe comes in Jordan’s famous mismatched sizes with the left shoe in a size 13 and the right pair in a size 13.5. In addition, the right shoe’s ankle collar has also been autographed by MJ.
This listing was created in conjunction with eBay’s new 3D true view technology, which allows shoppers to thoroughly examine their soon-to-be-purchased items from every angle imaginable as though the product is physically in front of them.
“These one-of-one Air Jordan 1s are the type of super rare, hard to come by inventory that longtime sneakerheads come to eBay for, which is why we decided to use this specific listing to preview eBay’s new 3D true view technology,” said Garry Thaniel, general manager of eBay Sneakers. “It lets shoppers view the shoes from every angle imaginable – as if they were holding them in their hands – and it’s this type of collectible that enthusiasts would want to thoroughly examine to fully appreciate.”
Readers hoping to own this one-of-a-kind Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” player sample can check out the listing on eBay here but the shoe will cost you $250,000. Fans can also learn more about eBay’s 3D true view tech by clicking here.