Stadium Goods and Sotheby's made history with their recent "Ultimate Sneaker Collection" auction that included 100 of the rarest sneakers in existence. The sale included a pair of 1972 Nike Moon Shoes, believed to be the only unworn pair left in the world.
Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the waffle-patterned sole with his wife's waffle iron to help runners improve their speed. Only 12 of the shoes were made for the 1972 Olympic trials, and the pair that was sold was the only one that had never been worn.
Canadian entrepreneur Miles Nadal purchased the Moon Shoe sneakers and the other 99 pairs of sneakers in the Sotheby’s sale last week. Nadal paid $1,287,500 for all 100 pairs of sneakers in the sale. He plans to display the sneakers at his private auto museum in Toronto.
Source: NBC News