Sneakerheads, gather ‘round.
Pharrell Williams’s digital auction house Joopiter just opened bids for three rare Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High prototype sneakers that were made in 2003 and were believed to have been destroyed, or lost to history. Nike samples are traditionally made as single half-pairs, making the complete pairs up for grabs extremely rare. They’re estimated to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 at auction.
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Each pair in the trio features crocodile-embossed Supreme leather uppers and has a quarter panel covered in a repeating gold Nike Swoosh logo. Gold Supreme-branded lace locks and oversized tongues complete the look.
Supreme and Nike have produced over 45 sneaker collaborations since 2002, ranging from their first drop, the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low, to 2019’s eye-catching Supreme x Nike Air Max 96. The Dunk High prototypes were their second collaboration, meant to reinterpret Nike’s 1986 ‘Be True to You School’ Nike Dunk colorways. The design being offered is the original take on the classic design, which was allegedly rejected due to concerns over copyright issues at Nike.
Supreme ended up switching out the golden Nike Swoosh logos seen on the quarter panels for golden stars in an alternate version that was released in 2003. The general release pair is said to sell for upwards of $5,000 on the secondary market today. But to snag the original prototypes of that style, you’ll need to have at least six times that amount to meet low-sales estimates.
Founded by multi-hyphenate creative Pharrell Williams, Joopiter has been hosting auctions since October 2022. Its most recent sale took place in June and was curated in partnership with Sarah Andelman. The friend of Williams is well-known for her iconic Parisian boutique Collette, which closed in 2017. Working together, over 50 lots were compiled that ranged from blue-chip art to exclusive collaborations. It achieved $3.85 million in sales, with 42 percent of the lots selling above high estimates.
Test your luck and place your bids on the three Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High prototypes now at Joopiter.com.
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