10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes

London, UK - 21 March, 2018: retail display of trendy sneakers displayed in the window of a shoe shop in central London, UK.
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Nike shoes are some of the most popular in the world. They take 27.4% of the global athletic footwear market, and experts expect that control of the market to remain steady. As one of the most popular brands in athletic footwear, Nike isn’t a discount shoe option. They’re pretty expensive when compared to the competition.  

If you look into the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold, you’ll find price tags as high as $2 million. 

Top 10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes

The average pair of Nikes cost about $110.15, but consumers can find pairs for as low as $66.75 in most cases. On the other hand, some have sold with much higher price tags. Here’s a list of the 10 most expensive Nike shoes in history.  

1. Solid Gold Ovo Air Jordan — $2 Million

In 2016, Drake, a world-renowned hip-hop artist, spent $2 million on a pair of Nike Solid Gold Ovo X Air Jordans — the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold. As the name of the shoes suggests, the pair is actually made of solid gold.  

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2. Nike Air Jordan 1s — $560,000

In 2020, a Michael Jordan-autographed pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s sold for $560,000. The shoes feature a red, white and black design, and Michael Jordan wore them in a Chicago Bulls game in 1985 before he autographed them. The shoes sold at auction at Sotheby’s, but the auction house didn’t disclose buyer information.  

3. Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” — $437,500

In 2019, a Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” sold in an auction at Sotheby’s for $437,500 — the highest price a pair of shoes yielded at auction at the time. Made in 1972, the shoes age was clearly visible on the pair’s sleek black, white and off-white design. Miles Nadel, a Canadian businessman who founded Peerage Capital, was the buyer behind the record-breaking transaction.  

4. Nike Mag — $200,000

In 2016, a pair of Nike Mags sold at auction for $200,000. The shoes featured a sleek high-top design with glowing blue colors on a gray and white background. The Michael J. Fox Gala was the venue for the sale, a venue that didn’t disclose any buyer information.  

5. Nike Air Jordan 12 — $104,765

In late 2013, a buyer paid $104,765 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan 12s. The pair of shoes became known as Jordan’s “Flu Game” shoes. That’s because he wore the shoes in a 1997 NBA Finals game for the Chicago Bulls while he had flu-like symptoms. Jordan autographed the famous pair of red and black shoes that went down in history as some of the most expensive Nike shoes ever sold. 

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6. Air Jordan Silver Shoe — $60,000

A buyer purchased the Air Jordan Silver Shoe at auction for $60,000 in 2012, and it’s one of the most unique Nike shoes ever made. That’s because it is a single shoe that Nike made out of solid silver. The shoe weighs about 10 pounds and would be impossible to wear. Nonetheless, it fetched a $60,000 price tag in an eBay auction.   

7. Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem “Encore” — $18,000

In 2017, the Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem “Encore” became one of the most expensive pairs of Nikes ever sold. The pair fetched an $18,000 price tag. So, what made it special? A sleek black and blue design that was part of a limited run. 

8. Nike Air Force One Vlone — $9,500

A pair of Nike Air Force One Vlone shoes will set the buyer back about $9,500 – $10,900. The shoes feature a high-top design adorned with black, red and gold features. They’re currently available on a few auction websites for those interested in purchasing a pair. 

9. Nike SB Dunk High 420 — $5,600

The Nike SB Dunk High 420 shoes feature varying shades of purple and a fuzzy texture. The unique shoes sell for around $5,600 but have sold for more. Moreover, as a limited-run sneaker, Nike printed the shoe’s production number on its heel.

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10. Travis Scott Dunk Low PlayStation — $5,000

The Nike Travis Scott Dunk Low PlayStation shoes feature a blue, black and white color scheme on a canvas design. At one point the shoes sold for an average of around $5,000. However, since around 2020, buyers have been having difficulty reselling their pairs.  

Final Take

The shoes above are the most expensive Nike shoes in history, but you don’t have to break the bank to wear the brand. If you’d like Nikes on a budget, consider looking for stores with discount options that may cost as little as $66.75.


Questions are an important part of how people learn. Some of the most common questions about high-end Nike shoes are detailed below.
  • What is the most expensive type of Nike shoes?
    • The most expensive types of Nike shoes are unique, like those made of gold or silver or shoes that celebrities have autographed.
  • What is the most expensive pair of Nike shoes in the world?
    • The most expensive Nike shoes ever sold were the Solid Gold Ovo Air Jordan which Drake purchased for $2 million.
  • What Nike shoes cost $1,000?
    • Several different types of Nike shoes cost $1,000. A search of eBay at the time of writing yielded hundreds of different pairs of Nike shoes with a $1,000 price tag. However, you can also find shoes from the brand with price tags as low as $66.75.
  • Is Nike the most expensive?
    • The world's most expensive pair of shoes are the Moon Star Shoes by Antonio Vietri. The shoes fetch $19.9 million from buyers. The shoes come in a stiletto style featuring a sleek design, solid gold and 30 carats of diamonds. What might be the most interesting aspect of the shoes is that they also have an Argentinian meteorite from the 1500s in the design.
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Cynthia Measom contributed to the reporting for this article.

Information is accurate as of March 11, 2023. 


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