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

United States, Runnemede
November 19, 2019 at 04:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

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.

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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.

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