A pair of iconic Nike shoes could draw $150,000 at auction


Bill Bowerman Handmade Waffle Spike Shoes

Source: Sotheby’s

A beat up pair of white waffle spike shoes that were handmade in the early 1970s are expected to fetch up to $150,000 at auction.

If that price tag looks high, that’s because these are no ordinary running sneakers. The sneakers are the first ever shoes created by Bill Bowerman, a Nike co-founder and the legendary track coach at the University of Oregon.

Sotheby’s said that these shoes mark the first and only pair hand-crafted by Bill Bowerman to ever appear at auction. The shoes were made for John Mays, a runner on Bowerman’s track team, and have remained in his possession ever since. A second pair of the Bowerman shoes live in the…


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