Rare Nike running shoes fetch more than $400,000 at auction

The Nike ‘Moon Shoes’ were bought by Canadian investor Miles Nadal for $437,500 at Sotheby’s in New York.

 A very rare pair of Nike ‘Moon Shoes’ were bought by Canadian investor Miles Nadal for $437,500 at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike, has sold for $437,500, shattering the record for a pair of trainers at public auction.

The so-called Nike “Moon Shoe,” designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials, was the top lot in the first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers at Sotheby’s auction house in New York on Tuesday.

Sotheby’s said the price was a world auction record for a pair of running shoes. The buyer was Canadian investor and car collector Miles Nadal, who paid $850,000 for 99 other pairs of rare or limited collection sneakers offered by Sotheby’s.

The highest previous price fetched at public auction for sneakers was $190,373 in California in 2017 for a pair of signed Converse shoes said to have been worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final, Sotheby’s said.

Sotheby’s, better known for selling art works fetching tens of millions of dollars, teamed up with streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods to auction 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers ever produced in a venture that reflects their fast-growing status as collectibles.

The Nike shoes inspired by Back to the Future Part II were sold with other trainers at auction in New York.
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 The Nike shoes inspired by Back to the Future Part II were sold with other trainers at auction in New York. Photograph: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

The handmade “Moon Shoe,” with a waffle sole pattern, was one of only 12 pairs ever made and the pair that were auctioned on Tuesday are the only ones known to exist in an unworn condition, Sotheby’s said.

Nadal, the founder of investment firm Peerage Capital, said in a statement he was thrilled at his purchase, calling the “Moon Shoe” a “true historical artefact in sports history and pop culture”.

“I think sneaker culture and collecting is on the verge of a breakout moment,” he added, saying he plans to display them, along with the other 99 pairs he acquired in a private sale last week, at his private automobile museum in Toronto.

Nadal’s haul included 2011 and 2016 versions of the Back to the Future Part II limited-edition shoes by Nike that were inspired by the 1989 film starring Michael J Fox, and limited-edition sneakers produced by Adidas, Air Jordan and rapper Kanye West’s Yeezy collection.

Noah Wunsch, global head of eCommerce at Sotheby’s, said the sneaker auction brought together art, culture and fashion.

“We are eager to see where this sale takes us, not only in future sneaker offerings, but also in other new luxury lifestyle areas,” Wunsch said.

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Best Deals On Women’s Shoes At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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A good deal on shoes doesn’t happen everyday, which is exactly why you need to get moving on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Officially opening to the public on July 19 and running through August 4, anyone can preview the discounts now but only Nordstrom card members can shop them. Take this window of time as an opportunity to do your research, and since the sale has everything your shoe rack was missing, from luxurious basics to artful showstoppers, you’ll be thankful for the head-start. These are the soles everyone should be scouting:

Aquatalia Cathryn Water Resistant Bootie

The story involving a sudden rainstorm, your favorite shoes, and a sinking feeling in your gut used to be a common one, but no longer: this, right here, is a fashionable, Made-in-Italy leather boot that will have you protected no matter the weather. With a small block heel offering stability and a zipper for easy, slip-in, it’s the ultimate practical piece, ready to take on whatever your calendar has planned. The square toe gives it a geometric modernity—keep your pants wide-legged and ankle-length to show it off.

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Vince Heath Cross Strap Sandal

The mule trend has been snaking its way through closets for a while now, and this style by Vince makes them even more desirable. If animal prints aren’t your thing, these are available in a range of other neutrals including black, nude, and saddle-colored leathers and a black suede; since they’re on sale, you might as well stock up on a few. The broad straps give their front a contemporary texture and coverage, separating these mules from the pack, and the thick heel will keep you sure-footed—these are perfect to elevate your airport look, or to make part of your daily uniform.

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Nike Blazer Mid Rebel Sneaker

These are called “rebel sneakers” for good reason. At first glance, they may look like any new high-top: all-white, in the classic shape of a basketball sneaker, the only thing that stands out on the one side is some orange stitching. But look closely and you’ll see that this is no average sneaker. Mismatched white/black swooshes on either side meet asymmetrical lacing just below your ankle, while backward branding on the heel nods to the logo-hungry trends of today. They’re a go-to athleisure number that tells everyone you’re cool without you needing to.

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Nordstrom Signature Giovanna Mule

The gentle curve to the upper of these slides will make you feel like you’re sliding your feet into a piece of wearable art. The woven leather detailing, in a calm blend of black, navy and various shades of tan, makes these incredibly versatile—they’re a patterned neutral, wearable with any clothes in their colors. Couple them with a pair of pressed trousers for a low spin on your usual workwear.

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Vince Camuto Corlina Ankle Strap Sandal

Study the shape of this sandal. See the sturdy high heel, the slender ankle strap, the simple design; imagine the endless possibilities. The shape is so important but the color isn’t—it’s available in 22 different shades and patterns, so you can get the one that fits your lifestyle, whether that’s a crackly “pop pink leather” or an icy “swan lake suede.” It’s the shoe you step into to give any outfit a little lift; an understated partner that doesn’t steal the show from whatever look you pair it with, be it a bohemian sundress or a dark moto-suit.

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Kate Middleton’s $85 shoes from Aldo are the best part of Wimbledon

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Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out this weekend to enjoy the tennis match at Wimbledon, but it’s the Duchess’s shoes that caught royal watchers’ eyes.

To complement her totally chic bespoke baby blue Emilia Wickstead dress, Kate opted for $85 heels from Aldo with an on-trend ankle strap.

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The Duchess opted for the shade bone, but the shoe is available in six other versatile colours.

Take a look at the exact shoes Kate wore as well as other cute ankle strap heels!

Aldo Nicholes

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Nicholes

From Wimbledon straight to your feet. Get these heels that Kate wore before they’re gone!

SHOP IT: Aldo, $85

Naturalizer Vera Ankle Strap Sandal

Naturalizer Vera Ankle Strap Sandal
Naturalizer Vera Ankle Strap Sandal

Show off your pedi all day with the signature comfort Naturalizer is known for.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $135

Sarto by Franco Sarto Ronelle Heeled Sandals

Sarto by Franco Sarto Ronelle Heeled Sandals
Sarto by Franco Sarto Ronelle Heeled Sandals

These two toned sandals will keep your feet comfy all day with a chunky block heel and elegant straps.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $120

Faux-Suede Braided-Strap Block-Heel Sandals

Faux-Suede Braided-Strap Block-Heel Sandals
Faux-Suede Braided-Strap Block-Heel Sandals

The braided strap on this heel elevates it to a summer staple.

SHOP IT: Old Navy, $35

Kota Ankle Strap Pump

Kota Ankle Strap Pump
Kota Ankle Strap Pump

A demure stiletto heel topped with a skinny ankle strap and styled with a leg-lengthening pointy toe in a gorgeous colour.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $135

Emma Go Navy Ankle Strap Heels

Emma Go Navy Ankle Strap Heels
Emma Go Navy Ankle Strap Heels

As well as the stunning scalloped pattern, this shoe is locally sourced and crafted in Alicante, Spain.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $200

Call It Spring Mynah Dress Sandals

Call It Spring Mynah Dress Sandals
Call It Spring Mynah Dress Sandals

A block heel is the perfect foundation for your wardrobe. Chic, sturdy and guaranteed to win compliments.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $30

Jewel Badgley Mischka Giona Sandal

Jewel Badgley Mischka Giona Sandal
Jewel Badgley Mischka Giona Sandal

Sparkling crystals embellish the toe strap of an elegant evening sandal.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $135

Raphaella Booz Jute Heeled Sandals

Raphaella Booz Jute Heeled Sandals
Raphaella Booz Jute Heeled Sandals

Delightfully feminine, this pastel pair infuses any outfit with sweet, sun-faded color.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $140

Style & Co. Paycee 2-Piece Dress Sandals

Style & Co. Paycee 2-Piece Dress Sandals
Style & Co. Paycee 2-Piece Dress Sandals

A sassy pair of red heels are a must for any wardrobe!

SHOP IT: The Bay, $40

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20 of the best men’s dress shoes and boots available during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is finally here. As the store’s biggest sale of the year, thousands of brand new items are marked down as if they were on clearance – so you can certainly expect them to start flying off of shelves.

Now through July 18, Nordstrom cardholders can gain early access to savings in categories like fashion, home, and beauty. From July 19 through August 4, the rest of the public will have access to the sale – and on August 5, the prices will go back up.

One of the first categories to sell out during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is footwear, so you don’t want to wait until the final days of the sale to shop, as your size will likely be sold out. To help you shop for men’s shoes and bootsquickly, we rounded up 30 of the best pairs on sale, below.

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now.

You can also check out other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals for each of the following categories.

  • Men’s deals
  • Women’s deals
  • Beauty deals
  • Home deals
  • Kids deals

See our top 20 men’s dress shoe and boot picks:

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To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford

To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford

To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford, $263.90 (after sale $395) [You save $131.10]

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip, $159.90 (after sale $300) [You save $140.10]

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe, $233.90 (after sale $350) [You save $116.10]

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka, $106.90 (after sale $160) [You save $53.10]

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Alton Chukka Boot

Nordstrom Men's Shop Alton Chukka Boot

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Alton Chukka Boot, $79.90 (after sale $124.95) [You save $45.05]

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby, $129.90 (after sale $200) [You save $70.10]

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot, $249.90 (after sale $375) [You save $125.10]

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer, $99.90 (after sale $149.95) [You save $50.05]

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot, $139.90 (after sale $240) [You save $100.10]

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Remy Monk Strap

Nordstrom Men's Shop Remy Monk Strap

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Remy Monk Strap, $79.90 (after sale $124.95) [You save $45.05]

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot, $264.90 (after sale $398) [You save $133.10]

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer, $99.90 (after sale $160) [You save $60.10]

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap, $263.90 (after sale $395) [You save $131.10]

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer, $139.90 (after sale $220) [You save $80.10]

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip, $129.90 (after sale $198) [You save $68.10]

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer, $441.90 (after sale $660) [You save $218.10]

These Waterproof Shoes Look Cool as Hell

vessi waterproof footwear

When rainy weather strikes over the summer months, no one wants to wear clunky rain boots. The good news is now there’s an alternative. A great pair of shoes, with form and function and oh yeah they look cool as hell.

While almost every footwear company out there has jumped on the knit footwear bandwagon, there aren’t many who can say their shoe is 100% waterproof.

What makes the Vessi footwear collection different is that it’s not a waterproof coating, the waterproof technology is integrated within the king itself. The tiny pores of the nano filtering layer yield a shoe that is minimal, waterproof and moisture wicking.

The Cityscape

The Cityscape is the one that started it all for Vessi. All season, lightweight and 100% waterproof the Cityscape delivers maximum support and superior flexibility for all-day comfort. Available on both men’s and women’s sizes.

The Everyday

The Everyday is super lightweight good enough for well —every day. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, new preorders deliver August 2019.

The Skyline

Don’t like lace-ups? The Skyline delivers the same lightweight, breathable and waterproof shoe without the inconvenience of laces. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, new preorders deliver August 2019.

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Skechers GOrun 7 review: Best running shoes in this price range

Skechers GOrun 7 helps in easy foot movement and provides great support.

Get it for Rs 9,999 (Men), Rs 8,999 (Women)

When it comes to sports footwear, Skechers is a brand known for comfort. Apart from casual daily wear, they also have a lineup of performance oriented sports shoes. The latest in their performance series is the GOrun 7 – a lightweight running shoe with what Skechers calls the ‘Hyper Burst’ midsole.

Skechers GOrun 7's outsole has good flexibility.
Skechers GOrun 7’s outsole has good flexibility.

Thanks to the knitted upper, the shoe gives you a snug fit and unhindered breathability. We like that the insole can be removed if you Find it a tad too tight. The unique design includes two pull tabs on the shoe which allows for quick and easy wearing/removal. The webbing-style lacing system stays locked during exercise and ensures the shoe doesn’t become loose. And at just about 220 grams per shoe, GOrun 7 is one of the lightest running shoes available today.

Another highlight is the new midsole that provides excellent energy return (it’s a noticeable boost while walking/running) without sacrificing on comfort. We used the shoes on surfaces like grass, treadmills as well as concrete roads and found them to be well balanced with superb grip.

Skechers GOrun 7's highlight is the new midsole that provides excellent energy return
Skechers GOrun 7’s highlight is the new midsole that provides excellent energy return.

The outsole has good flexibility which helps in easy foot movement and provides great support. Skechers has added rubber pods on the outsole that are designed for extra traction while running, especially on uneven surfaces.

Overall, we think the GOrun 7 is amongst the best running shoes in this price range. At this price, you’re also spoilt for choice with good options from Reebok, Puma and Adidas.

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