A Sacramento man was shocked when he learned how Nike Air Max 95 Femme much a 47-year-old pair of running shoes in his garage was worth."For a long time, they were up in the rafters in my garage in a box next to my Christmas tree lights," said Dave Russell of Arden-Arcade.The pair of old, sweaty, beat up running shoes Nike Air Max 1 Damen was safely tucked away for nearly half a century.In 1972, Russell was just 25 years old. He qualified for the Olympic trials in the marathon event. When he arrived in Eugene, Oregon, for the meet, he Nike Air Max 90 Womens got a unique invitation by a new shoe company few Adidas NMD Mujer had heard of -- called Nike."They invited us, ‘Please stop by our store. We have a couple of commemorative T-shirts that we'd like you to have. They're very special, and we'd like you to select a pair of shoes as a gift from us,Nike Air Max TN Mujer ’" Russell recalled.
The shoes Nike Air Max 270 Femme were the first prototype of what is known today as the Nike Waffle Racing Moon Nike Blazer Femme Shoe -- and only ten athletes got them."You can imagine, back in ‘72, those were just something very exotic," Russell said. "They were handmade, the soles made on a waffle iron."The shoes Nike Air Max 1 Femme were also handsewn with fishing wire.In 2016, a pair sold for Adidas Superstar Mujer $6,500. Last year, another pair that was missing the laces sold for $11,200. Russell was offered the same amount for his shoes, but his agent turned it down."They're in better condition, and they're worth more Nike Air Max 95 Damen than that," Russell said. "He just threw a Nike Air Max 270 Femme number out there to see if it would stick against the wall -- and it stuck against the wall. And, it was considerably, a fairly good amount of money."
Russell didn't want to disclose the final price they agreed on, but he said it was more than quadruple the Nike Air Max 90 Femme Bleu pair that sold for $11,200."It couldn't have happened six months before or Adidas Superstar Femme six months later," Russell said. "They're getting ready to open a store, ‘Hey money isn't an object. Those are rare shoes. We'd like them to be in our hotel.’"The Graduate Eugene Hotel bought his Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Azul pair of running shoes and now displays them among their Adidas Superstar Womens 44-pair collection of some of the rarest Nike shoes ever made.Russell said he's putting the money in a trust fund that will be left to his children.Meanwhile, on July 24, 2019, a never before worn pair of Nike Moon Shoes Nike Air Max 270 Mujer sold for $437,500 making it the most Nike Air Pegasus 83 Womensexpensive pair of shoes ever sold.