When it comes to a pairs of trainers, we don’t think twice. Often, we pop over to the local NIKE or Adidas store to pick up a pair of the freshest pumps to replace our current (probably very comfortable) worn in pair. However, you’d be surprised to know that there are a few pairs of shoes around the world you’d be afraid to scuff, let alone wear! Trainers dipped in gold and even encrusted with diamonds are amongst some of the shoes in this definitive list of the 10 rarest trainers in the world. You just wouldn’t have a kick-about with your mates whilst wearing them. Fact.
10) NIKE 1985 ‘Moon ‘Shoes Puffy Sneakers Originals – £1,240
These shoes were originally created for American athletes in the 1980s who competed in the Olympic trials. Not much information on these shoes, but they are pretty rare judging from the fact that they are nearing 30 years old.
9) Vintage 1991 Nike Air Force 180 Pressure David Robinson 9.5 Marty McFly Command Originals – £2321
The name of these sneakers are a heck of a mouthful, and are obviously are worth the money judging by how long the name is! Again, not too much information on this infamous pair – but they sold for £2321 which must mean they are pretty sought after.
8 ) Nike high dunk shoes eEqDu 59 – £3347
Dipped in gold, this pair of dunks will surely give you golden wings when slamming that ball into the net. However, since they are made of gold, practically probably doesn’t come into the equasion. Definitely more of a collector’s item than for wearing.
7) Adidas/Crooked Tongue 35th Anniversary Superstar Trainers – £4000
They might look like your average pair of white trainers, but eyes can be deceiving. This particular pair of sneakers rack up to a stonking 4K as there are only 35 pairs in the world.
6) Original Michael Jordan Autographed 1985 Air Jordan – £14,385
Pretty much what it says on the tin, original Air Jordan’s autographed by Michael Jordan in 1986. The signature has also been PSA certified, so these are truly a pair of sneakers that people would kill to have in their collection.
5) Gold Nike Running Shoes – £14,868
This is another gold plated pair of shoes which are incredibly impractical and overpriced. They were snapped up at the Shanghai Grand Prix in 2007.
4) NIKE Air Zoom Kobe 1 – £18,585
A truly limited edition NIKE shoe coming in 4 different styles, with 25 pairs of trainers only ever made, all dedicated to Basketball Star Kobe Bryant. Each style of shoe has a different city, such as LA, NY, Texas and Chicago drawn on it. And if that’s not enough, they even come in a box signed from Kobe Bryant himself. NIKE also stated that they would give 10% to charity.
3) NIKE MAG 2011 – £23,220
Marty McFly donned his first pair of NIKE mags in the 1989 hit film ‘Back to the Future’ as a parody shoe. It was initially a concept as to what NIKE might sell in 2015. These shoes were never produced until 2011, where NIKE manufactured 1,500 pairs in a plutonium case – auctioned via ebay. Proceeds went towards the Michael J Fox’s foundation, which works towards finding a cure for Parkinsons disease. Urban MC Tinie Tempah was the first of the Brits to get his mitts on this slice of the future.
2) Diamond Encrusted NIKES – £30,965
Outkast’s ‘Big Boi’ owns these ‘bad boys’. Encrusted with 11 carats of chocolate-coloured diamonds and designed by Laced up and C & Couture, these shoes definitely put the bling-bling into kicks.
1) Air Jordan Silver Shoe – £37,146
Apparently, these were originally a gift for the late Michael Jackson for his birthday. They were one of ten sterling silver shoes and hold the ranking for being the most expensive pair of trainers in the world. Literally, a ‘weighty tag’.
This list was compiled by the folks at PolicyExpert.co.uk.