A collector paid almost half a million dollars for dirty sneakers

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Sneakers Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” in 1972, was sold at sothebey’s auction in over 437 thousand 500 dollars. This is stated on the official website of the auction house.

This amount was a record for the shoes, sold at auction. The previous record was surpassed by more than two times. In this case the estimate (estimated selling price) was $ 160 thousand dollars.

So the high price is due to the exclusivity of the couple. There were produced 12 pairs of sneakers. They were intended for races of the Olympic games 1972 in Munich.

Model Moon Shoe was designed personally by one of the founders of Nike running coach bill Bowerman. According to legend, the shape of the sole was inspired by waffles, and for casting in rubber soles, the first sample he used a waffle iron of his wife.

Original Nike Moon Shoe was to be sold at public auction along with 99 other rare pairs of sneakers, but canadian miles Nadal wanted to buy the entire collection before the auction. In the end, in private he was sold 99 of the 100 pairs for 850 thousand dollars, and the Moon Shoe, it was decided to put for sale. However, during the tender Nadal bought them.

All 100 pairs will be on display in the private Museum buyer sneakers miles Nadal along with his collection of cars.

Earlier in July, was named the cost of sneakers in which the Russian leader Vladimir Putin was seen in a joint trip with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in the Valaam monastery.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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