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A RARE pair of Michael Jordan trainers was sold for a whopping $ 1 million (728000 GBP)

The unworn Air Jordan 1, signed by the NBA legend himself, has a certificate of authenticity from eBay showing it belongs to the 57-year-old

Manufactured in 1985, the mismatched red, white and black sneakers have a size 13 and 135 combo that Jordan wore frequently during his glittering career

A pair of his game-worn AJ1s from that year made world record sales in an online promotion by Sotheby’s last May when a fan sold them for £ 460000 bought

And those looking to get their hands on this pair will have to pay almost double that fee, but be careful, free shipping is not included in the transaction

According to InputMag, rapper Travis Scott and SpaceX founder Elon Musk are considering the possibility of offering for the trainers

Jordan spoke during his documentary The Last Dance about how his mother convinced him to sign with Nike in 1984 after initially choosing Adidas

He said, “My mom said, ‘You’re going to go listen. You may not like it, but you’re going to go listen’

Nike then offered Jordan – who was once at risk of being struck by Mike Tyson – a five-year deal worth 400000 pounds including his own shoe

Jordan’s father then said to him, “You’d have to be a fool if you didn’t take this deal. This is the best offer”

As successful as the Air Jordan shoe was, Nike had originally only hoped to make £ 2 million in the first three years, but made over £ 100 million in the first year

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