Attention all sneakerheads. Eight pairs of the most unique Nike kicks ever created are due to go up for auction later this month, but since they are expected to sell for tens of thousands, your monthly sneaker allowance may not stretch to this little lot.
The sneaks will go under the discerning hammer of none other than cultural arbiters, Sotheby’s.
The special auction dubbed “Cult Canvas,” will be a veritable sneaker celebration with a spotlight on eight of the rarest every Nike designs. There’s a twist though. These are not just any collectible pairs as the reason why they are so coveted is that each has been given a unique personalized touch by some key artists, including from the likes of Futura, Jeff Staple, Bernard Buffet and more.
Other sneakers in the collection up for grabs include Futura’s Dunk High “Flom” and the “Bred” Air Jordan 1 by Peter Moore.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Director of eCommerce Development, commented on the upcoming auction: “This is a highly curated and extremely selective grouping of some of the most important artist-created sneakers and designs to be released in Nike’s history.”
Wachter then added: “We’re trying an exciting new format for sneakers in this auction, naming the artists behind the designs first followed by the particular model. Several of the items here are among the most coveted releases by Nike. Many of the artists, like Futura, have strong legacies in the art world.”
The auction will go live on September 29. For more information visit Sotheby’s website.