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Sotheby’s has just dropped a collection of rare Nike Air Force 1s on its buy now sneaker shop and, while there are a bunch of highly-coveted kicks retailing in the thousands, there are also a few pairs that normal people can afford without liquidating all assets to do so.
The 2004 AF1 Brooklyns are the cheapest option, retailing for $350. The silhouette is considered one of the most commemorative AF1 designs ever released — honoring NYC through details like the N subway line and borough name, which is stitched on the heel. Elsewhere there’s the AF1 Shanghai Golden Era selling for $550, the Hashin Tigers Low silhouette for $450, and the Quickstrike Premium Hamptons for $400.
Of course, most people will be heading to the store to check out the big money pairs, and on that front it doesn’t disappoint. The extremely rare Nike Air Force 1 Hyperstrike 1World CLOT from 2009, which were exclusive to Shanghai and Hong Kong, are the most expensive by far — selling for $23,000. The shoe was designed by CLOT co-founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon in celebration of the Lunar New Year and their brand’s Chinese heritage. The build features a CLOT Royale Deluxe red silk upper that can be burnt away to reveal brown leather beneath. Per Sotheby’s description, the brand shared the meaning behind the design, which was that “the double layer was a reminder to look beyond the surface and “search for what lies within.”
Take a look at the full AF1 offering here.
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