Stadium Goods x Sothebys Trainer Auction

Stadium Goods recently announced a partnership with well know Art Dealership Sothebys for a Stadium Goods x Sothebys Trainer Auction in New York City. This online auction is said to feature 100 of the rarest trainers ever produced. Noah Wunsch global head of eCommerce at Sotheby’s, said the sneaker sale was bringing together “art, culture and fashion” and marked another step in the auction house’s expansion of offerings of highly coveted luxury goods.

What sold?

All but one of the pairs sold. With all 99 of those shoes being bought by the same buyer. Canadian entrepreneur and investor Miles Nadal scooped up the hall for $850,000. Passing on just one shoe. The Bill Bowerman-designed 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoe, which is still up for grabs. Which is estimated to fetch between $110,000 and $160,000. Perhaps considered as the rarest in the hundred shoe catalogue. The specific pair showcased at Sotheby’s was provided by collector Jordan Michael Geller of Shoezeum. Who described the shoes as the “crown jewel” of the auction. For many, the Nike Waffle Racing Flat is truly one of the most collectible items of sports memorabilia ever.

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Products from the auction

The lot included two pairs of Nike Air Mags. Shoes made famous in the 1989 Back to the Future Part II because they had automatic lacing – a technology the company didn’t actually bring to the market until almost three decades later. The limited edition Back to the Future 2016 sneakers were thought to have fetched between $50,000 and $70,000. While another star of the auction was the Jeter edition Air Jordan 11. Created to commemorate New York Yankee baseball star Derek Jeter’s retirement in 2017. Only five pairs were made. They were estimated to have sold for close to $60,000.

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Miles Nadal as a collector

When asked about his purchase Nadal responded “I have always been an avid enthusiast and appreciator of unique art and collectibles that represent innovative design, exceptional craftsmanship and new and exciting trends in pop culture.” He added that he plans on displaying the sneakers at his Dare to Dream Automobile Museum in Toronto, where he also houses his collection of 142 cars and 40 motorcycles.

We may not have any pairs of 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoes for you to cop, but here at Laced we have plenty of unique colourways you can cop using our online trainers platform.