×
184
Fashion Jobs
GIOVANNI RASPINI
UK Sales Manager
Permanent · LONDON
PAUL SMITH
Junior Art Director - Japan
Permanent · TOKYO
STEPHANIE JACKSON RECRUITMENT.
Supervisor - Watches / Diamonds
Permanent · LONDON
THE POP GROUP
Account Manager
Permanent · LONDON
SANDRO UK
Sales Assistant - 16 Hours - Brighton Store m/f
Permanent · KANSAS CITY
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LTD
Store Manager
Fixed-term · YORK
PAUL SMITH
Wholesale Ecommerce Support Intern
Internship · LONDON
PAUL SMITH
Deputy Manager - Mayfair
Permanent · LONDON
SANDRO UK
Assistant Store Manager m/f
Permanent · LONDON
GUESS UK
Assistant Manager - Icon o2
Permanent · LONDON
LEVI'S
Retail Assistant - 8 Hours
Permanent · Gloucester
SANDRO UK
Store Manager - Harrods Menswear m/f
Permanent · LONDON
CAGECITY LONDON
Fashion Marketing Intern - Tiktok/Instagram
Internship · LONDON
GRAND DUCHY INC
Ecommerce And Marketing Intern - Skin & Haircare
Internship · LONDON
GRAND DUCHY INC
Graphic Design Intern
Internship · LONDON
GRAND DUCHY INC
Digital Marketing And Social Media Intern
Internship · LONDON
GRAND DUCHY INC
Copywriter Intern
Internship · LONDON
NEW BALANCE
Retail Associate (20 Hours) - Livingston
Permanent · Livingston
VOIR FASHION
Fashion Journalism - Remote Writing Internship
Internship · LONDON
VOIR FASHION
Fashion Journalism - Remote Writing Internship
Internship · LONDON
THE KOOPLES
Full - Time Sales Assistant - Birmingham
Permanent · BIRMINGHAM
SUZIE TURNER
Executive Assistant And Global Client Manager Internship
Internship · LONDON
By
AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Feb 9, 2021
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Sneakers designed for Barack Obama go up for auction

By
AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Feb 9, 2021

In February, the auction house Sotheby's will sell a pair of sneakers designed exclusively for the 44th President of the United States -- a particularly rare pair that could attract much attention from collectors. 

DR


This pair of Nike Hyperdunk sneakers, in US size 12.5, is inspired by the pair worn by Team USA basketball players at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. They are printed with various patriotic symbols, including the Presidential Seal and bald eagles with the date 1776, referencing the year of the United States Declaration of Independence. The inner side of the sneakers also features the number 44, nodding to Barack Obama's place in history as the 44th US President. 

Sotheby's takes the homage even further by auctioning this very special pair of Nike Hyperdunks Friday, February 12 at 16:44 (EST). The date is highly symbolic, since it happens to be President's Day, a public holiday commemorating former US Presidents.

The sneakers are estimated at $25,000, although bids could take the price even higher. According to Sotheby's, these Nike Hyperdunks are considered one of only two pairs in existence, with this pair serving as Nike's confirmation sample to check the quality of the shoe before producing the pair given to Barack Obama. Still, it's difficult to imagine them reaching the record sum of $615,000 fetched in a Christie's auction in August by a pair of Air Jordan 1 Chicago sneakers worn by Michael Jordan early in his career. 

The market for collectors' sneakers has been all the rage in recent months, so much so that auction houses don't think twice about proposing exceptional pairs to draw new collectors into their ecosystems. Sotheby's caused a sensation in December by announcing the sale of a pair of unique sneakers designed by the sportswear brand adidas and the German porcelain maker Meissen. Although not designed to be worn, these sneakers were estimated at "$1 to $1,000,000" --  a bold move which maybe didn't quite pay off, since the sneakers finally sold for $126,000.
 

Copyright © 2021 AFP-Relaxnews. All rights reserved.