“This auction is one of the most comprehensive sneakers offerings we have ever put together at Sotheby’s, highlighting the rarest and most desired Nike’s to ever surface at market," says Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear & Modern Collectables. "Commemorating Nike SB’s 20th Anniversary, this sale is meant to celebrate the brand’s identity and influence in street culture."
Since its debut in 2002, the Nike SB Dunk has been a beloved design that defines generations. This year, that very history is celebrated through Nike SB 20 Years, a retrospective auction.
The auction, which opens on April 25, will feature all 100 pairs of Nike SB sneakers which have a total estimate of more than US$850,000 (PHP44.3 million).
The styles vary, from recognisable colourways to highly-coveted designs such as the Nike SB Dunk High Pro ‘FLOM’ & ‘FLOM’ Skateboarding Deck (signed by Graffiti Artist Futura), the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'Paris' Promo Sample with overlays of artworks by French painter Bernard Buffet, the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Concepts 'Holy Grail' which has a box that plays on the concept of 'Holy Grail', the Nike Dunk Hi Orchard Street ‘Brazil’, a reworked shoe that will be remembered for its release as it will only be made available by finding them on street lamps and traffic lights across New York.