These Are The Most Expensive Trainers In The World

03 April 2020
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From the Nike Air Mag Back To The Future BTTF to the Nike Dunk Low Staple SB NYC Pigeon, these are the trainers that will not only break the bank, but also give you bonafide street cred

Trainers, once the go-to for gym halls and PE lessons, are now the only way to gain serious street cred. The trainers industry is now one of the most lucrative, with retro kicks selling at the same price of a Mini Cooper.

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StockX is the world's first digital “stock market of things”, compiling lists of everything from the most expensive watches in the world to allowing users to bid for those sold out Yeezy Boosts. Now the marketplace has released a list of the most expensive trainers in the world (judging from their gross merchandise value) and, if you have a spare few thousand, these are the kicks you need to be investing in.

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From Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Mag Back To The Future BTTF to the Air Jordan 4 designed by DJ Khaled, these are the trainers that will induce envy in the most dedicated hypebeasts and sneakerheads everywhere. Below are the ten most expensive kicks you can get your feet stuck into. Once you've read that, check out our list of the best trainer releases of the week...

Air Mag Back To The Future BTTF by Nike

You probably know these as the kicks that Marty McFly wore in the second chapter of the Back To The Future saga. In 2016 Nike ran a limited (and we mean limited) edition run of the trainers that saw only 89 pairs made in honour of the 1989 release of the film. As a result, the Air Mags are now the most expensive pair of trainers on the planet. $24460.00

Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel by Adidas

Created with the late creative director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld in 2017, these marked the first time a man was part of an advertising campaign for the French fashion house. How much do you need to drop to cop a pair two years on? $23863.53

Dunk Low SB Paris by Nike

Introduced in 1985, the Dunk Low SB Paris was actually intended for basketball, but was swiftly adopted by the skating community. Reintroduced in 2002, Nike had now recognised its popularity and decided to only distribute the design to a limited amount of skate shops and outlets. As a result, you'd now have to part ways with a huge amount of cash if you wanted to get your feet in a pair. $23863.53

Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Encore

Release in 2017, the Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Encore are among the rarest Air Jordan 4s to-date, with only 23 pairs made available to the public and only 50 being made altogether (the rest went to the rapper's friends and family). $20045.91

Air Back To The Future BTTF by Nike

Sure, the 2016 pair of Air Mags are a rarer find, but the 2011s are still high up there as among the most sought-after and expensive pairs of trainers on the planet. The proceeds from the sales of the trainers went to the Michael J Fox Foundation, created by the leading guy in the saga for research into Parkinson's disease. $16227.00

4 Retro Eminem Carhartt by Air Jordan

Released in 2015 and made in collaboration with Carhartt, these were designed in collaboration with Eminem to coincide with the anniversary of the Marshall Mather LP. And while you may be thinking “I didn't even know these existed,” you'd be forgiven. Eminem only gifted ten pairs to close friends and family, meaning the chances of you owning a pair are incredibly slim. Shady didn't even keep a pair from himself. How much are they worth now? $15749.38

Jordan 4 Retro UNDFTD

In 2005, Undefeated became the first sneaker boutique to get an exclusive collaboration with Jordan Brand, resulting in this Air Jordan 4. The trainers come in an almost entirely moss green colourway, with hits of black and orange covering the sole, heel, tongue and laces. $15272.96

Jordan 3 Retro DJ Khaled Father Of Asahd

Following his “We The Best” Air Jordan 3 in red from 2017, DJ Khaled returned with another rare friends and family edition of the Air Jordan 3, this time dressed in blue to celebrate the release of his album Father Of Asahd in June 2019. This release sees a translucent outsole and orange tongueback and is crafted almost entirely out of suede. $14317.62

Kobe PE Retro Pack 8 Retro 3 by Air Jordan

Kobe Bryant was undoubtedly one of the best basketball players in the world and the Kobe Air Jordan pack was released to coincide with the 2002/2003 NBA season, during which Bryant actually wore a pair of the kicks. How much are they worth now? $14317.62

Dunk Low Staple SB NYC Pigeon by Nike

Designed and created in conjunction with Jeff Ng, owner of Staple Design and streetwear hub Reed Space, the day the Nike Dunk Low Staple SB NYC Pigeon was released police were called in to help with the chaos. The trainers are iconic. $14261.79


Via British GQ