Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jordan’s ‘The Color Orange’ was emblazoned with three stars
A pair of sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan has sold for a record-breaking $1.47m (£1.2m).
Jordan’s “The Color Orange” spikes have “faded with age but remain an important historic object for basketball history,” Sotheby’s said.
The pair went under the hammer in Chicago with 22 other items – including court sheets and players’ shoes – from the collection of NBA player Bill Johnson.
Johnson, who played with Jordan’s team the Chicago Bulls in the 1980s, left the collection to his nine-year-old son, DJ.
The youngster has been granted sole possession of it for his 12th birthday on 21 May.
Johnson played nine NBA seasons, amassing 14,114 points. He was named MVP in 1980 after being named top player for the NBA All-Star Game six times.
Sotheby’s said that Johnson, an equipment manager for the Chicago Bulls, stored Jordan’s green-and-white printed shoes in old gym shoes that were donated to his collection in 1992.