When it comes to the Nike MAG, we’re used to crazy resale prices by now. In fact, the shoes already fetched some rather insane when they first released both in 2011 and 2016. But while these two releases – the former without and the latter with auto-lacing technology – only were inspired by the film, the value of a MAG that was actually made for the original film is almost unimaginable.
That was until now. A couple of weeks ago, ShoeZeum listed an OG Nike MAG from 1989 on eBay. Biddings came in slowly at first, but the shoe eventually sold for $92,100 USD after 220 bids. And yes, it’s “shoe”, not “shoes” – the auction was for the left shoe only.
But considering that the Nike sneaker is to fragile to even ship it, actually wearing it would probably destroy it after a couple of steps. The severely cracked midsole, heavy yellowing and glue coming off are a familiar look to avid fans of vintage sneakers. According to the eBay listing, at least “some of the crumbles have been preserved in two small plastic containers” though.
All that obviously didn’t stop the buyer from investing a fortune into this museum piece. Originally designed by none other than Nike legend Tinker Hatfield, very few pairs were actually made for the movie. This particular shoe is from the collection of a longtime Nike employee, so whoever won the bid now owns a pretty exclusive piece of sneaker history.
Take a closer look at the shoe below to see if you would also break the bank on this OG Nike MAG if you had the money.
Nike MAG OG (1989)
Pics via ShoeZeum