Here’s the Full Story Behind the Jordan Defects Worth $143,000

Andrea Canziani is a sneakerhead from Milan who owns a resell shop called Dropout. He had an incredible stroke of luck when he purchased a pair of Reverse Shatter Air Jordan 1s that ended up having a factory defect. The swoosh is upside down on the inside panel of the left shoe, which is the sort of mishap that you expect to happen in any large factory. Despite being told to return them by many, Canziani decided to test the resell value online. After an initial offering of roughly $3,500 via eBay, the hype began to build on social media; and the shoes are now valued at $143,000. That’s a serious come-up from the initial $100-range spend. Learn the full story above in the latest episode of Sneakers by Vice.