Barack Obama’s Nike Hyperdunk Sneakers Are on Sale For $25K

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Former President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, is the only other person to own the sneakers you see above — a pair of Nike Hyperdunks that are considered one of two pairs in existence. Even though these exact kicks haven’t been worn by Obama himself, they’ve been preserved as a sample by Nike, and they are in mint condition. Does that justify the $25,000 price tag Sotheby’s has put on them, available to purchase on Feb. 12? Well, that’s for you to decide. These basketball shoes have incredible history, after all. Not only do they symbolize Obama’s love for the game, they were worn by players on Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as part of the “United We Rise” collection.

You’ll probably notice the signature embroidery right off the bat — the official presidential seal and that red outlined “44” — which make the details special from the…

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