10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes and Sneakers in the World

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Nike is one of the largest manufacturers of sportswear and equipment in the world. It’s a brand name that has become synonymous with quality and attention to detail, especially when it comes to shoes. Any apparel retailer worth their salt knows that footwear is often the first thing people notice about you.

Nike commits to this truism by coming out with a fresher-looking design for their kicks every year. They also make a lot of custom or limited edition designs. Here are some of the most expensive Nike shoes of all time.

List Of the Most Expensive Nike Shoes

#1. Solid Gold Ovo X Air Jordans – $2 Million

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The Solid Gold Ovo X Air Jordan is valued at USD 2 million, and it’s the most expensive shoes Nike has ever produced that were never actually sold to anyone.

It was Canadian hip hop artist Drake who collaborated with Nike and artist Matthew Senna to produce these shoes and they’re made from pure gold. In all honesty, they’re impossible to walk around in comfortably. Drake only had them made for showmanship.

You can purchase OVO X Air Jordan 10s on eBay to get the replica. They’re made by the brand OVO, owned by Drake, and it has acquired an enormous amount of street-cred in the footwear scene. A pair costs USD 600, and unlike its original counterpart, you can use them for walking.

#2. Nike Air Mag – $200,000

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Inspired by the film “Back To The Future Part II,” the Nike Air Mag sneakers are the spitting image of the self-lacing shoes Marty McFly wore in the 1989 sci-fi classic. The body is space grey in color with blue lighting around the laces.

Not only did Nike incorporate the same features depicted in the movie, but they also incorporated automated technologies that adjust the lacing to match your foot shape and make the shoes more comfortable. It even has built-in features to provide an adaptive fit for people with Parkinson’s disease.

The first pair made headlines across the globe when they were released in 2016, although the first batch was auctioned on eBay back in 2011, with all proceeds being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Both launches, however, were limited releases.

Online sales of the Nike Air Mags ranged from USD 2,300 to USD 9,959. Today, you’ll find resellers quoting a whopping USD 200,000 for a pair!

#3. Worn Air Jordan 12 Flu Game – $100,000

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The Worn Air Jordan 12 Flu Game is memorabilia of Michael Jordan’s infamous 38 point streak in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, which he made despite being down from the flu.

They’re the same pair of shoes he used for the game and received most of its gravitas as a fashionable piece of footwear from his game. Hence, the name “Worn Air Jordan 12 Flu Game.” Both sneakers have also been individually signed by the legendary athlete himself.

The current bid is over USD 100,000.

#4. Ovo X Air Jordan XII – $100,000

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The Ovo X Air Jordan 12 are the lovechild of Drake’s “October’s Very Own” or Ovo clothing line and Jordan Brand. They debuted at retail stores across America in October 2016 and are priced at USD 100,000.

The shoes are made using summit-white leather overlaid by stingray leather and have translucent gold flakes scattered throughout the design, even on the soles. There’s also a retro black color option available if you cruise with high society.

#5. Undefeated X Air Jordan 4 – $100,000

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Undefeated X Air Jordan 4 was the first exclusive collaboration between the Jordan Brand and Nike. It has a green military/camo aesthetic for people who want to camp in style.

Only 72 pairs were made and released in 2005, of which most were sent to friends and family. However, some were released during an in-store raffle and a few were auctioned online. The current bidding price is approximately USD 100,000.

#6. Diamond Encrusted Air Force 1 – $50,000

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Adorned with 11-carat champagne diamonds, these affluent shoes were gifted to Outkast’s Big Boi. Designed by Ernel Dawkins of Laced Up, the Atlanta sneaker boutique, these special edition Air Force 1s are the most expensive Nike Air Force 1 sneakers in the world.

Valued at USD 50,000, Big Boi auctioned them off to raise money for his Big Kidz Foundation.

#7. Eminem X Carhartt Air Jordan 4 – $28,500 to $32,000

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This is one of hip hop sensation Eminem’s most coveted shoe collaborations. It features a stunning black twill upper with metallic silver lace tabs. The look is a subtle blend of modern and regal. It’s got a sticky grey outsole with visible air units, so you can wear them to a formal party or a basketball game.

Only 50 pairs were made and released in 2004 to celebrate Eminem’s “Encore” album, but they weren’t sold at retail stores. Eminem had them made for his friends and family. The current bidding price for an authentic pair fluctuates from USD 28,500 to USD 32,000.

#8. Nike Dunk High Wu-Tang – $15,000

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The Wu-Tang Clan was a legendary New York hip hop group in 1999, winning multiple international awards and recognition. They collaborated with Nike to re-release the “Be True” Dunk High collection. This visually stunning pair of sneakers, however, was only for friends and family of the Wu-Tang Clan.

It features a beautiful mix of black and yellow with goldenrod hues. And you’ll also find the Wu-Tang logo on the heel. Only 36 pairs were made and distributed among the group. But they do pop up on sites like eBay, costing approximately USD 15,000. Currently, it’s out of stock even on auction sites.

#9. Nike Yeezy 2 Red October – $7,500 to $10,000

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Nike’s Yeezy 2 Red October collection launched in the February of 2014, although it was supposed to be released the last fall but couldn’t due to a delay.

It has a monochromatic scarlet red finish that’s reminiscent of autumn leaves. The only contrasting element a keen eye might detect is its metallic gold lace tips. It had an exclusively online release and was sold out within minutes.

While its retail price was USD 7,500, its resale value is notorious for being inflated at approximately USD 10,000.

#10. Nike Dunk Low Pro Sb Pigeon – $6,250

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The Nike Dunk Low Pro Sb Pigeon shoe was designed by New York City clothing pioneer Jeff Staple in 2005. It’s a renowned series that sells like hotcakes even today. Staple envisioned a shoe that would represent his town and where he grew up.

He thought that pigeons best represent the New York City vibe, so he picked three different shades of gray and black and white areas for the color scheme. It also has a Nubuck top to give it the same softness as feathers. One pair costs approximately USD 6,250, and you can purchase them online.

Gretchen Walker
Gretchen is a homemaker by day and writer by night. She takes a keen interest in life as it unfolds around her and spends her free time observing people go about their everyday affairs.