Obama-inspired sneakers on sale today for 25,000 USD

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When Former President Barack Obama was declared the winner of the 2008 US election, it was of great significance to many for numerous reasons. Nike took it upon themselves to mark the monumental feat by producing a prestigious Obama inspired pair of Nike sneakers for the president at the time. It was one white with a dark blue Nike “swoosh” and the presidential logo is on the tongue flap. This made collectors and shoe enthusiasts envious as there was only one rightful owner, the Former US president himself.

Luckily, there was a second pair, a confirmation sample that was produced 12 years ago. This pair will be made available today on the Sotheby’s Auction House website at 4:44 p.m. ET. If you are indeed interested, it would be best to be there ahead of time with a thick wallet in hand as the starting asking price is $25,000.

However, you must bear in mind that this pair has never been worn or owned by the former president and the only size is 12 and a half. Provided none of this is an issue for you, then be ready to “shoot your shot” at the Sotheby’s Auction House this afternoon. Surprisingly, it is not the most expensive pair of shoes in the world but its rarity and the meaning attached makes it priceless for most.

Having the auction online makes it so that anyone can participate irrespective of their location. Also, if it is any consolation, the presidential sneakers come with free shipping.