Nike shoes designed for Barack Obama offered for sale for $ 25,000

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A pair of Nike hyperdunks designed for President Obama in 2009 is on sale at Sotheby’s Buy Now for $ 25,000.

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A pair of Nike hyperdunks designed for President Barack Obama will be offered at Sotheby’s online for $ 25,000.

The pair were the only Nike Hyperdunk exclusive President Barack Obama’s confirmation sample known to exist, with the other specially designed for the former president in 2009, Sotheby’s said.

Created in men’s US size 12.5, the pair of corpses are in mint condition and feature many personalized details, including the official presidential seal and the “44” embroidered to commemorate Obama as the 44th president, Sotheby’s said. . The insoles are printed with patriotic graphics including bald eagles with the year 1776.

Like other Hyperdunks, a model created and worn by Team USA players at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the pair features a white leather upper, blue Swooshes, and visible Flywire technology. .

“It is a pleasure to bring such a unique item to market,” Brahm Wachter, director of e-commerce development at Sotheby’s, said in a statement. “This will be our first major sneaker launch at Sotheby’s new Buy Now sneaker store. We hope it will be a slam dunk.

Sotheby’s Buy Now online platform allows collectors to directly purchase items ranging from fine art to fashion and collectibles, from design and antiques to jewelry and watches. The Sneakers Shop offers rare modern, vintage and souvenir sneakers.

The pair is on display, by appointment only, in Sotheby’s New York galleries from Monday. The sale will begin at 4:44 p.m. EST on February 12, coinciding with President’s Day weekend in the United States. The item is a final sale and cannot be returned, Sotheby’s said.

Obama played on the junior and varsity basketball teams at Hawaii’s Punahou School, where his team won the state championship in 1979. Last year, Nike donated $ 5 million. dollars to the Obama Foundation for the creation of a public space in the future Obama Presidential Center on the south side of Chicago.

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