Jordan Brand has partnered up with Sotheby’s to conduct an exclusive auction for 23 pairs of Notorious B.I.G. x Air Jordan 13s. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation which works towards empowering inner-city youth with educational learning instruments, grants, mentorship programs and sponsorships.
The love letter to the iconic hip hop artist was initially crafted in 2017 to celebrate Biggie’s 45th birthday, but they’ve resurfaced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of hip hop and self-belief.
The sneakers are anchored by a faded black hue. Direct shout-outs to the Brooklyn rapper can be found on the outer suede tongues that display a silhouette of his face and with lyrics from his hit record “Juicy” inside the tongues that state “It was all a dream” on the right shoe and “If you don’t know, now you know”.
Hangtags with Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation branding come with the kicks, and the aglets are fitted with “dream” spell-outs in red font. Additionally, the insoles have been adorned with black and red plaid patterns and are stamped with “Notorious B” hits on the heels.
23 pairs are now up for bidding starting at $1 USD here through February 3, 2023.
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