Sneakers have raised the auction results to a new level as Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4 went under the hammer. Up for auction on eBay, 10 pairs of limited edition Eminem-branded Air Jordan sneakers raked in a total of $227,552.The brand of shoes and athletic clothing designed, owned, and produced for Michael Jordan teamed up with Carhartt and world-renowned rapper Eminem to offer rare editions of Air Jordan shoes. While the most expensive pair of Air Jordan IV, a size 9 was sold at $30,100, the least expensive pair sized 7, fetched $18,750.
This shoe edition is Eminem’s third and rarest collaboration with Air Jordan and is based on the brand’s iconic Jordan IV’s silhouette and sports Carhartt’s canvas material on the upper too. The black and grey design also features the ShadyXV logo, commemorating the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s Shady Records label, under the famous Jumpman logo. Eminem’s trademark hockey mask and backwards “E” logo appear on the heel of the shoe.
While only 300 pairs of the sneakers were produced, the eBay auction marked the only time they were made available to the public. The 10-day auction was held to raise money for Michigan State University’s Community Music School’s efforts to benefit the Literacy Through Songwriting Program.