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The 20 Most Expensive Air Jordan Sneakers Of All Time

Last updated on April 20, 2021 by
Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection in Black

The first pair of Air Jordans were exclusively manufactured exclusively for Michael Jordan in 1984, before being introduced to the public in 1985. Designed by Nike, these sneakers have taken the world by storm ever since they hit the market. If you’re a sneakerhead, you probably own a few pairs of these celebrated shoes, and if not, you probably have them high up on your wishlist.

Sure, you can find a pair of Jordans at your local shoe store today. However, there are many limited celebrity editions and original releases of these shoes that are not only hard to find, but can also cost upwards of $100,000. If you’re wondering just how exclusive and expensive a pair of Air Jordans can be, scroll down to discover the top 20 most expensive pairs of Jordans of all time.

1. Solid Gold OVO X Air Jordans

Solid Gold OVO X Air Jordans

Release Date: 2016
Price: $2 million

The solid gold OVO X Air Jordans are a result of a celebrity collaboration between famous Canadian rapper Drake and Nike, who came together to create something extraordinary. Made out of 100lbs of pure gold, each sneaker weighs 50lbs and is covered in 24k gold.

Designed by American designer Matthew Senna, these gold sneakers feature every small detail from the original pair of Jordans. The price tag may seem unreasonable, however, with 100lbs of gold costing around $2 million today, the cost of the shoes is likely to be even higher than the staggering asking price.

2. Air Jordan 1

Air Jordan 1

Release Date: 1985
Price: $560,000

Adorned by Michael Jordan himself for a Chicago Bulls game, this pair of Air Jordans was auctioned and sold by Sotheby’s in 2020 for a whopping $560,000, breaking all previous records.

Designed by Peter Moore, this pair of Jordans came in the iconic Chicago red color and is considered to be one of the most recognizable pair of Air Jordans ever. The auction received offers from different continents and finally closed at a much higher price than anyone had anticipated.

3. Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Converse

Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Converse

Release Date: 1984
Price: $190,000

This pair of Converse is submerged in rich history. Not only were Converse Michael Jordan’s choice of shoes back in college, but also a big part of his early career. Jordan wore this pair of sneakers back during the 1984 Olympics, taking home the gold sporting this very pair of shoes.

Therefore, it’s no big surprise that Jordan’s game-worn Converse sold for a confounding $190,000, even though they were originally expected to sell for half that price.

4. Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)

Air Jordan 12 (Flu Game)

Release Date: 1997
Price: $104,000

This pair of sneakers gets its name from 1997’s NBA finals, where despite having the flu, Jordan helped steer The Chicago Bulls to victory. Even though the listing began at just $5000, Jordan’s amazing performance and resilience in the game despite his illness, also drove the price of these sneakers to rise to an astounding $104,000 in an auction held in May 2020.

5. Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection in Black

Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection in Black

Release Date: 2014
Price: $100,000

Another pair of sneakers stemming from rapper Drake’s collaboration with Nike, the Air Jordan 10 OVO collection are one of the most popular shoes to ever release worldwide.

Even though these sneakers were listed for just $225, only a limited number were produced. The scarcity of these shoes led to some pairs being auctioned off at extremely high prices, with a pair of black Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection selling for a staggering $100,000.

6. Air Jordan Autographed Silver Shoe

Air Jordan Autographed Silver Shoe

Release Date: 1995
Price: $60,000

Another pair of sneakers stemming from rapper Drake’s collaboration with Nike, the Air Jordan 10 OVO collection are one of the most popular shoes to ever release worldwide.

Even though these sneakers were listed for just $225, only a limited number were produced. The scarcity of these shoes led to some pairs being auctioned off at extremely high prices, with a pair of black Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection selling for a staggering $100,000.

7. Transformers Mark Wahlberg’s Air Jordan 5

Transformers Mark Wahlberg’s Air Jordan 5

Release Date: 2017
Price: $52,000

Designed for Mark Wahlberg, these Air Jordan 5 sneakers were produced for the Transformers movie reboot, Transformers: The Last Knight, back in 2017. The design features many nods to the movie franchise, including Optimus Prime’s colors, the number 84 embroidered on each side (showcasing the year the first episode of Transformers premiered on television), as well as the Transformers logo.

With their glow-in-the-dark design, these sneakers sported a futuristic look and instantly became popular among fans. Wahlberg’s personal pair was listed for a whopping $52,000, making the Transformers Air Jordan 5 one of the most expensive pair of Air Jordans in the world.

8. Jeter’s Air Jordan 11

Jeter’s Air Jordan 11

Release Date: 2017
Price: $40,000

Created in honor of Derek Jeter’s retirement, only 5 pairs of Jeter’s Air Jordan 11 were produced back in 2017. One of the scarcest pair of Jordans ever manufactured, these sneakers come in an exquisite navy-blue material, and a translucent white outsole with Jeter’s famous number 2 embroidered on the back of each shoe.

With only 5 pairs existing, this design was launched through a scratch-off auction and solely sold at a pop-up store near the Yankee’s stadium. These sneakers quickly became one of the most popular Jordans to ever exist, selling at incredible prices.

9. Air Jordan 1 Retro Shinedown

Air Jordan 1 Retro Shinedown

Release Date: 2018
Price: $35,000

The Air Jordan 1 Retro sneakers premiered back in 2018 as a collaboration between alternative rock band Shinedown and Nike, celebrating Shinedown’s album titled ‘Attention Attention’. The design featured premium yellow leather, color-blocked with black and white, and an exclamation mark illustrated on the side.

With only a limited number of these shoes ever created, and with most of them distributed to friends and family, bagging a pair of these sneakers today means spending upwards of $30,000.

10. Eminem X Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Encore’

Eminem X Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Encore’

Release Date: 2017
Price: $34,000

Named after Eminem’s 2004 album titled ‘Encore,’ the Eminem X Air Jordan 4s were a result of collaboration between the famous rapper and Nike that originally launched in 2005 with a limited 50 pair run. In 2017, StockX relaunched the famous design.

These sneakers come in a blue and black color scheme, with Eminem stitched on the tongue of each shoe, and feature minor design changes from the original 2005 version. With a limited 23 pair run, it’s no surprise that these shoes have been listed for upwards of $50,000.

11. Air Jordan 2 OG

Air Jordan 2 OG

Release Date: 1986
Price: $31,000

Sold through an eBay auction, the high selling price of these sneakers caused some confusion. Even though these sneakers aren’t a result of a collaboration with any celebrities, they sold for an elevated price due to their rich history.

When Jordan suffered a foot injury back in the day, Nike redesigned their shoes to offer more support for the basketball player. However, only a few of these shoes were ever made because the company eventually lost the mold, giving this pair of sneakers an aura of exclusivity and a higher price tag.

12. Eminem X Carhartt X Air Jordan 4 in Black Chrome

Eminem X Carhartt X Air Jordan 4 in Black Chrome

Release Date: 2015
Price: $30,100

Created for the purpose of charity back in 2015, this pair of Air Jordan 4 was a result of a collaboration between rapper Eminem, clothing brand Carhartt, and Nike. A total of 10 pairs of sneakers were produced, and the proceeds were donated to Michigan State’s Literacy Through Songwriting program.

Auctioned through eBay, most pairs of these sneakers were sold for at least $20,000, with one pair in black chrome going for a staggering $30,100. The sale of all 10 sneakers collectively allowed Nike to raise over $227,000 for charity.

13. DJ Khaled X Air Jordan 3 ‘Grateful’

DJ Khaled X Air Jordan 3 ‘Grateful’

Release Date: 2017
Price: $25,000

Named after DJ Khaled’s popular 2017 album titled ‘Grateful’, these pair of sneakers were a result of a collaboration between Nike and famous musician DJ Khaled. Wrapped in soft University red leather material, this version of Air Jordan 3s comes in an incredibly vivid and attractive design and parades an elephant print on the mudguard and heel of the shoe.

The shoes also come with DJ Khaled’s famous lyrics, ‘WE THE BEST MUSIC,’ printed on the hangtags. Since their release, these sneakers have been retailing for between $16,000 to $25,000.

14. Macklemore Cactus Air Jordan 6

Macklemore Cactus Air Jordan 6

Release Date: 2014
Price: $25,000

Created through a collaboration between Nike and rapper Macklemore, the price tag of these sneakers was ironical when compared to Macklemore’s famous song ‘Thrift Shop,’ where the musician talks about frugal shopping. A total of 23 pairs of these sneakers were distributed in 2014, and the design featured exceptional green suede uppers, wax laces, and a light blue sole along with the brand’s signature Shark design.

The material of the shoes, coupled with Macklemore’s fandom and the scarceness of this design, led to these sneakers being sold for a whopping $25,000.

15. Air Jordan 1 ASG

Air Jordan 1 ASG

Release Date: 1985
Price: $21,780

Worn during the 1985 NBA All-Star game by Jordan himself, the Air Jordan 1 ASG are one of the most sought-after pair of Jordans worldwide. These sneakers feature the iconic red, black and white color scheme and were adorned by Jordan when he was a rookie (one of the only few rookies to make it to an All-Star game). Worn by the legend himself, it’s no surprise that this pair of shoes sold for upwards of $20, 000 in an auction.

16. Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection in Black

Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection in White

Release Date: 2014
Price: $20,000

As mentioned above, the Air Jordan 10 OVO Drake collection is one of the most popular celebrity collaborations to ever be rolled out by Nike worldwide. Drake gifted a white, and a black pair of these famous sneakers to two fans at a Raptors game, who later sold them online for extremely high prices. While the black pair of shoes sold for an overwhelming $100, 000, these white sneakers sold for $20, 000 online.

17. Air Jordan 4 Undefeated

Air Jordan 4 Undefeated

Release Date: 2018
Price: $15,000

Created through a collaboration between the brand Undefeated and Nike, these Air Jordan 4s first launched in the market back in 2005. However, with only a limited number of sneakers being produced and a number of them being reserved for friends and family, this design was quickly sold out, before being relaunched a few years ago in 2018.

The 2018 version of these kicks sport the same deep green upper coupled with bright orange laces and a removable Jumpman patch. When a seller claimed these sneakers were made out of ballistic materials online, a pair of them sold for $15,000 on eBay.

18. Air Jordan 11 Blackout

Air Jordan 11 Blackout

Release Date: 2012
Price: $11,267

This design of black Air Jordans is so exclusive that it never even officially released in the market. After a few pictures surfaced on the web back in 2011, it was rumored that the Air Jordan Backout 11 samples will sell for $12,000.

With a combination of patent leather and mesh in black, these sneakers were appreciated for their sleek and elegant design. Even though this pair of Jordans still hasn’t officially launched, a sample was sold on eBay for $11, 267.

19. Air Jordan 4 Retro Wahlburgers

Air Jordan 4 Retro Wahlburgers

Release Date: 2018
Price: $11,000

First spotted on Mark Wahlberg during the launch of his restaurant in the Mall of America in Minnesota, these Air Jordan 4s quickly gained mass popularity. This response led to a collaboration between Wahlberg and Nike, with 30 pairs being produced and raffled to help aid the California wildfires back in 2018.

The shoes feature green uppers, a Wahlburgers logo and black detailing. Today, these sneakers retail for an average of $11,000.

20. Air Jordan 5 SE

Air Jordan 5 SE

Release Date: 1990
Price: $10,000

The Air Jordan 5 collection has always been incredibly popular, with the original pair being designed by Tinker Hattfield and inspired by a WWII American fighter jet. There are a number of retro and new versions available today, but if you’re looking to bag a pair of these original kicks, you would have to spend an estimate of $10,000.