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Michael Jordan's shoes get record $55,000 at auction

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  • $55,000 for Nike Air Jordans? That's what a bidder is paying for a customized, signed pair worn by Bulls great Michael Jordan in 1986.

    $55,000 for Nike Air Jordans? That's what a bidder is paying for a customized, signed pair worn by Bulls great Michael Jordan in 1986.

  • Michael Jordan in 1986.

    Michael Jordan in 1986.
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A customized pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes worn by Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan in 1986 were auctioned for $55,000, a record for the iconic style.

Heritage Auctions said the winning bid on Sunday was for Air Jordans customized with ankle support and worn by their namesake upon his return from an injury in November 1985.

The shoes bear an inscription and signature from the future Hall of Famer.

"For a global audience of Jordan collectors, this is as good as it gets," said Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions. "Only a tiny handful of game-worn Jordan I's are known to exist."