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What are the world's most expensive shoes?   

Kevin Zhang
@Kevin · Posted 13 Nov. 2020

Wite Mr · Posted 16 Nov. 2020

Luxury deadstock and resale marketplace StockX has ranked the 10 most expensive sneakers in the world.

For those who like their money where they can see it (on their feet), here are the 10 most expensive sneakers to cop right now.

Nike Dunk Low SB Paris – 2002

Works of art in their own right, the Nike Dunk Low SB Paris sneakers featured the graphic and colorful works of French painter Bernard Buffet and specially made for the “White Dunk” traveling art exhibition. Sold in select stores in Paris, only 150 to 200 pairs were produced.

Last sale £42,103

Nike Air MAG Back to the Future BTTF - 2016

The futuristic Nike Air MAG takes the crown as the most expensive sneakers at resale. You may recognize them as a replica version of the iconic self-lacing shoes worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 movie Back to the Future II.

In 2016, 89 pairs were released and are now valued at £27,555. The shoes feature a rechargeable built-in battery glowing LED panels, a luminescent Nike logo, and adaptive lacing technology. With the 35th anniversary approaching in July 2020, we think the price will only rise.

Last sale £27,555

Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Carhartt – 2015

Air Jordan teamed up with Eminem and workwear label Carhartt to create only 10 pairs of this limited-edition shoe to mark the 15th anniversary of the album "The Marshall Mathers LP". The sneakers are black and metallic silver with silver accents and the rapper’s branding.

Last sale £24,395

Adidas Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel – 2017

With only a limited edition of 500 pairs created, these sneakers were exclusively available from Chanel’s pop-up shop at concept store Colette in Paris. The trainers feature a black upper with white “Pharrell” and “Chanel” typography. These trainers have only got more and more popular over the last year with the price rising from £4,078 to £20,261. Check out this adidas sneaker.

Last sale £20,261

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October

Before the Yeezy line and the rapper's successful partnership with Adidas, Kanye West debuted the Air Yeezy line in collaboration with Nike in 2009. With a lot of controversy and intrigue surrounding the drop of the Air Yeezy 2, they appeared in this bold red colorway. It was so sought-after that even the receipts were selling for over $500.

Last sale £18,807

Air Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Encore 2017

It will come as no surprise that these trainers — one of the most exclusive and rarest ever made with only 23 pairs made public — have a high reselling price. The colorway takes inspiration from Eminem's 2004 Encore album cover with blue suede and grey, black and red detailing.

Last sale £17,020

Air Jordan 11 Retro Premium Derek Jeter

The former professional baseball player turned businessman and CEO teamed up with Air Jordans to create these premium kicks. The trainers have a Yankee blue hue, suede fabrication, and Jeter's jersey number embroidered on the heel of each shoe

Last sale £14,797

Nike Air Back To The Future BTTF – 2011

An earlier iteration of the Back To The Future sneakers, 1,500 limited edition pairs were released in 2011. As part of the Back 4 The Future campaign, a further 10 pairs were then sold at live auctions around the world where the proceeds went to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The shoes were described by Nike as “precise replicas… down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap,” but do not feature a power-lacing system.

Last sale £13,778

Air Jordan 4 Retro Undefeated 2018 Sample

First debuted in 2005, there were only 72 pairs of these trainers created but none were never actually put on sale to the public. Dished out to family and friends, they were the first very collaboration between the Jordan brand and a third party.

Last sale £12,968

Nike Dunk SB Low Yellow Lobster

Only 34 of these bold yellow kicks were created and distributed to Nike SB friends and family without ever having been released for retail. The super rare sneakers are a certified collector's item taking inspiration from the fact that finding a yellow lobster is only one in 40 million. They come in a golden ochre and terra brown colorway.

Last sale £12,562

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