The most expensive Jordan shoes are always among the fashion items that help fashionistas show their “playability”. Air Jordan is famous as a brand of top expensive sneakers because it is associated with the name of Michael Jordan – the world’s basketball monument. The price of Nike Jordan goes beyond a mere shoe, it is a fashion icon that contains many spiritual values that are hard to match with any other brand. Here are the top 11 “thousand dollar” Jordan shoes to satisfy the passion of sneakerheads.
Top 5 most expensive “thousand dollar” Air Jordan shoes in the world
Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 – $40,000
From January 26 to February 9, 2022, Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 pairs were auctioned at Sotheby’s. At these auctions, the collaboration between two fashion giants, Louis Vuitton and Nike, sold for up to $40,000.
The Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” is made from 100% premium calf leather with natural cowhide trims. The shoe design attracts the eye with the famous Damier and Monogram motifs of the super luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton. Each pair of shoes sold comes with a “chic” orange Pilot Case.
Air Jordan V – $10,000
The Air Jordan V was first released in 1990, marking the fifth sneaker model bearing the imprint of the legendary Michael Jordan. The “father” of this AJ model is Tinker Hatfield. Originally, the Air Jordan V featured a heel emblazoned with the word “Nike Air”. However, later releases of this shoe from 2014 were replaced by the Jumpman logo. (Learn more: Jordan Logo)
The special feature of the Air Jordan 5 is also in the shark tooth detail along the midsole of the shoe. This design was inspired by Tinker Hatfield from World War II fighter planes. The AJ 5 is also the first shoe to feature a translucent sole.
AJ 5 has many unique color schemes such as Moonlight, Racer Blue, Fire Red Silver Tongue, Shattered Backboard or Raging Bull Red. The bold design of this shoe is extremely suitable for those who are pursuing a bold, colorful fashion style.
Although in this top 10 list, the Nike Air Jordan V has the most “affordable” price. However, the lowest selling price of this shoe model also touches the threshold of 10,000 USD.
Air Jordan XVII (Out of the box) – $11,267
The release of the Air Jordan XVII came in 2002, when Michael Jordan was playing for the Washington Wizards. This shoe is meant to pay tribute to Michael’s return to the NBA after a short break. Exuding in this shoe design is the simplicity but extremely delicate and meticulous to every detail. The highlight of the Air Jordan XVII lies in the glue that covers most of the upper of the shoe and is movable.
Besides, the AJ XVII models also come with a rather special metal shoe box, which adds value to the shoes.
Air Jordan 10 OVO – $20,000
Originally, the Air Jordan 10 OVO was designed as a gift for rapper Drake and his co-stars. These shoes also have a symbolic meaning for this rapper’s long and close relationship with the Air Jordan brand.
At the “Drake Night” event in Toronto, a Drake fan was lucky enough to have the opportunity to own the Air Jordan 10 OVO. Thanks to the sale of the shoes, this fan immediately earned himself up to $20,000. The black color scheme of the AJ 10 OVO impresses with the OVO golden owl located on the upper body with the red Jumpman logo.
Air Jordan 11 (Blackout) – $21,780
Air Jordan XI is another super product of Tinker Hatfield that makes sports shoe believers “stand still”. This sneaker also marks the first time Nike has used a leather and carbon shoe design.
Covering the shoes is high-quality leather material, and the toe cap is made of glossy leather to provide flexibility in use. This sneaker is the perfect companion no matter you wear them for a walk, a workout, or other daily activities.
The Air Jordan 11 quickly became a “hot item” and was sought after by many sneakerheads. Later, the retro version of this shoe was re-released by Nike. AJ 11 has also been used by Michael Jordan when participating in the NMD Awards and especially when appearing in the animated film Space Jam.