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Rare Nike 'Moon Shoes' up for grabs with €90K starter bid

0 19.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Controller at Goldin Auctions, Frank DiNote with shoe box, Runnemede
W/S DiNote with shoe box
C/U DiNote with shoe box opening box with Nike Moon Shoes
M/S DiNote showing Nike Moon Shoes
C/U Nike Moon Shoes
SOT, Frank DiNote, Controller at Goldin Auctions: "The Moon Shoes have their name the Moon Shoes due to this new design, although was new back in 1972, are the new design that left imprints similar to what the astronauts left in the Moon. That's why they are called the Moon Shoes, right? This right here are one of the first 12 pairs that was created, five of these pairs where given to Olympic trail runners, this pair, in and of itself was never worn in a race or in trails."
C/U DiNote showing Nike Moon Shoes *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Frank DiNote, Controller at Goldin Auctions: "An early 1970s a normal track shoe was not going to be this light, so it was a new advantage to the runners to have such a light weight track shoe that provided such phenomenal rib on the bottom."
C/U DiNote showing Nike Moon Shoes *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Frank DiNote, Controller at Goldin Auctions: "The value of these shoes comes from the overall greatness of the Nike product, these are one of the founding products essentially what helped launch the company into the world domination it currently has. Who is gonna own these shoes? Someone who is extremely, extremely wealthy, if you are paying a half million dollars for shoes you have probably been successful financially to your time. These shoes are not to be used, they could be used back in the 70s, they are not to be worn today. This is strictly for display."
C/U DiNote showing Nike Moon Shoes
C/U Sole of Nike Moon Shoes
C/U Nike Moon Shoes
M/S Nike Moon Shoes
M/S DiNote showing Oregon jersey
SCRIPT
Rare Nike 'Moon Shoes' sneakers will go under the hammer at Goldin Auctions event, with the 1972 pair created as a dedication to Apollo Moon missions. Footage filmed in Runnemede on Monday shows Goldin Auctions Controller, Frank DiNote explaining why this particular lot is so special at the auction.
DiNote said that the shoes had actually never been worn, adding that they are part "of the first 12 pairs that was created, five of these pairs were given to Olympic trail runners."
He also explained the origin of the shoes' name, saying that their soles leave "imprints similar to what the astronauts left in the Moon."
With the starter bid being $100,000 (€90,000), the shoes are expected to fetch much more, as the previous pair of the same model was reportedly sold for $437,500 (€395,190).
The auction is held from November, 18 until December, 7.