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The shoe that started it all, the “Air Jordan 1″ was originally released in 1985 as Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe. It was also the first shoe to be worn in the National Basketball Association (NBA) that featured multiple colors. When the “Air Jordan 1″ first hit the shelves in 1985 it retailed for only $65.00. Given that this particular pair of that era is unworn, its rarity is nearly unparalleled. It is necessary to note that any pair from this time, despite its listed condition as “deadstock” and “unworn,” will exhibit some aging and cracking.
The particular colorway of this pair of “Air Jordan 1″ sneakers honors Michael Jordan’s alma mater of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the “Carolina” blue and white combination has remained a staple of the Jordan signature line since its debut in 1985. Given that this particular pair of that era is unworn, its rarity is nearly unparalleled. It is necessary to note that any pair from this time, despite its listed condition as “deadstock” and “unworn,” will exhibit some aging and cracking.
The history of Nike is inextricably linked to the University of Oregon. As a result, student athletes are sometimes blessed with exclusive colorways of classic Jordan or Nike models and very infrequently do such pairs make their way to the secondary market. This particular set of six player exclusive Air Jordan “Oregon Duck” sneakers achieves a distinct level of rarity.
1. Air Jordan 3 in black with white mesh, white tongue, and green lining
No. 356375 13 (Bill of Materials)
2. Air Jordan 3 in white with black and white speckled outsole and green “O” on tongue
No 282233 13 (Bill of Materials)
3. Air Jordan 4 in white yellow eyelets and green “O” on tongue
4. Air Jordan 5 in green suede with black laces and yellow accents
5. Air Jordan 4 in black with patterned mudguard and yellow “O” on tongue
No. 282240 (Bill of Materials)
6. Air Jordan 5 in black with green laces, yellow accents, and gray tongue
The “Yeezy Boost 750″ was the first shoe that Kanye West designed as a part of his widely publicized partnership with adidas following his departure from Nike. The “Yeezy Boost 750″ was originally released to the public during the NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015, and was only available for purchase through a unique reservation system. Rumored to only have released 9,000 pairs at the time, the limited reservations for the first run of this model were exclusively granted to those individuals located in the five boroughs of New York City, as verified by their phone’s location. This particular pair was signed by Kanye on both shoes and the right features a small sketch by the multi-talented performer and artist. A video of Kanye signing this pair is also available to verify authenticity.