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Sneakers Published: October 23, 2017 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: John Yong

Ultra-Rare Modified Air Jordan 1 Now on Auction for US$16,000

When Michael Jordan returned from injury during the 1985-86 NBA season, he wore a modified Air Jordan 1 to protect his injured foot. That very shoe is now up for auction.

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Worn and signed by MJ himself, this modified Air Jordan 1 is currently being auctioned off for US$16,000 (approx. S$21,800).

Dressed in the original Chicago Bulls colorway, this ultra-rare, vintage sneaker includes modifications such as an ankle support system of nylon and aluminium buckles, a leather interior, and Velcro straps.

Worn only once, it made its debut against the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs on March 21, 1986.

Returning from a foot injury, Jordan scored an impressive 63 points against the Celtics. He retired the sneakers after the game and returned to his usual AJ1s.

With only two pairs in existence, the current bid for this ultra-rare sneaker now stands at US$16,000 (approx. S$21,800) on Heritage Auctions.

The auction closes on November 19, 2017.

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