A pair of Nike Hyperdunk sneakers specially designed for former U.S President Barack Obama have found their way to the market, commanding a pretty hefty sum.
Sotheby’s is hosting a sale of the 12.5-sized sneakers, which are going for a whopping $25,000. The shoes in question are one of just two pairs made by the sportswear giants that were released in 2009.
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The sellers claim the Hyperdunks were inspired by the ones created for the Team USA at the 2008 Olympics. They’ve never been worn by Obama but are Nike’s only confirmation sample and are still fresh.
These deadstock Nike Hyperdunks are considered one of only two pairs in existence, with the other made for President Obama in 2009. They were designed exclusively for the 44th President of the United States. This particular pair – while not worn by Mr. Obama – was Nike’s only confirmation sample and have been kept in incredible condition over the last 12 years.
With President Obama’s well-known love for the game, a basketball shoe was the natural choice and the Hyperdunk was a fitting model as it was created for and worn by players on Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. The style was part of the ‘United We Rise’ collection of USA Olympic sneakers.
This Hyperdunk resembles the ‘United We Rise’ version with white leather uppers, blue Swooshes and visible Flywire technology. Custom details include the official Presidential Seal and embroidered ‘44’s to commemorate the 44th President of the United States of America. The insoles are printed with patriotic graphics including bald eagles with the date ‘1776,’ the year of America’s founding.
The sale opens on Friday, February 12 ad 4:44 PM (get it?).
We don’t imagine anyone will be wearing those if they purchase them, neither do we have any doubt they’re gonna get sold.
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