Businessman pays 391,000 euros for old Nike shoes

A Canadian businessman paid about 1.1 million euros for a historic collection of 100 rare sneakers. For one pair of old Nike sneakers, he paid 391,000 euros.

Miles Nadal bought, for a record amount of 437,500 dollars (391,554 euros), a rare pair of Nike sneakers designed by the brand's co-founder in 1972. Of the 100 pairs of sneakers auctioned by Sotheby's in New York, USA, this was the last to be sold. According to the BBC, the man had already spent about $ 850,000 ($ 760,000) on the other 99 pairs at auction.

Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon's pair were expected to reach $ 160,000 (about € 143,000), but the expectation was exceeded after the Canadian collector Miles Nadal paid nearly triple the value. The sneakers in question were designed by Bill Bowerman, an athletic trainer who helped found Nike. Only 12 hand-made pairs were made, some of which were distributed for athletes during training at the Olympic Games and 1972.

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