This image taken from video shows the Nike handmade Moon Shoe, designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1972, on display in New York on Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Collectable Sneakers On Auction at Sotheby's In New York

July 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby's in New York holds its first sneaker auction.

These aren't just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1972. Only 12 were made and a pair is expected to fetch as much as $160,000.

This image taken from video shows a pair of Nike Mags, inspired by "Back to the Future," on display in New York on Friday, July 12, 2019.
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Another highlight: Two pairs of Nike Mags inspired by "Back to the Future," made to raise money for Parkinson's research. Both models light up and one is self-lacing.

A pair of 2017 "Air Jordan 11 Jeter Derek Jeter" shoes are on display at Sotheby's auction house in New York on July 12, 2019. Sotheby's expects the shoes to auction online for $40,000 to $60,000. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

The auction also features a pair of size 9 Nike Air Jordan II blue suede Derek Jeter shoes, made to commemorate the New York Yankee icon's 2014 retirement. The starting bid is $30,000.

Bidding runs through July 23.