Would You Pay $140,000 for a Flawed Air Jordan 1
Vice recently paid a visit to Andrea Canziani, owner of Milan-based consignment shop Dropout Milano. Canziani owns a defective pair of “Reverse Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1s with an upside-down Swoosh sitched on the medial side of the left sneaker. The pair was originally purchased from a Foot Locker in Italy back in 2016. Rather than return the pair for a refund like most people might have felt inclined to do when they saw the egregious flaw, Canziani has turned it into the main attraction of his storefront. Air Jordan 1 Mid Reverse Black Toe For Sale BQ6472-101
Canziani now keeps the shoe in a display case at Dropout. He claims he has been offered $3,000 for the pair. While its exact value is unknown, he also says it has been estimated to be worth roughly $140,000—although Canziani doesn’t specify who appraised the flawed sneakers. “It’s like winning the lotto,” he told Vice. He hopes to one day sell the pair at auction and donate a percentage of the money to charity.
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