To be among a posh Sotheby’s event could well mean being in the midst of a charming soiree where there’s a 360 panoramic view besotted with sassy chandeliers, clattering crystal wine glasses, exceptionally well-dressed attendees in bespoke clothing and a hell lot of fanfare.
They are among the most respected names in the world of art and now, even the tectonic realty industry. More than being a mega multinational, it happens to be a bit of an aristocratic brand, one whose events you quite savor, and one that dabbles with luxury and surreal experiences.
And guess what? Sotheby’s, among the most respected and widely-acclaimed names in the world of auctioneering, are all set to hold a first of its kind auction.
Believe it or not, but Sotheby’s, that have previously exhibited and auctioned pretty much every possibly iconic out there whether it’s to do with the premium housing, mega lifestyle, automotive segment (among the many) has now come to organize a sneaker auction.
Can you beat that? Just how many of us saw that one coming? So what does the Sotheby’s sneaker auction entail? What exactly transpired in this much-talked-about event?
It’s believed that Sotheby’s are getting as many as 100 of the world’s rarest sneakers ever produced under one roof for a massive auction. In a world that’s about possessions, Sotheby’s, it must be said, is adding its own unique color and gravitas to it. Right?
The Guardian reported more on a rather interesting auction and shared the following in its impressive report:
The auction house will sell 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers ever produced, including a sample of one of the first Nike running shoes with a pre-sale high estimate of $160,000.
The Nike “Moon Shoe” – whose treads resembled those of the Apollo astronauts – is one of only 12 pairs created. It was designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials and the pair up for auction is handmade, according to streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods, which is teaming up with Sotheby’s for the event.
Other sneakers include 2011 and 2016 versions of the Back to the Future Part II limited-edition shoes by Nike that were inspired by the 1989 film starring Michael J Fox.
The 2016 version of the futuristic shoe, complete with self-lacing technology, is expected to sell for between $50,000 and $70,000.