'Entourage' might be off the air but the boys can still cause mayhem to the tune of nearly $100,000! One-of-a-kind Air Force 1s grabbed major attention when they hit the auction block last month, and now, Radar can exclusively report exactly how much the rare sneakers brought in.
The Gold Fukijama Air Force 1 Low is a 2009 collaboration between Nike and Undefeated that was created in honor of the hit HBO classic. Some may remember the episode where Salvator “Turtle” Asante, played by Jerry Ferrara, runs all over town desperately trying to hunt down a pair of the Fukijama Air Force 1s which were nearly impossible to find.
In the episode, titled "What About Bob?" Adrian Grenier's character, Vincent Chase, drops a whopping $20,000 on the shoes for Turtle when the group finally finds a pair of the rare sneakers. Radar has learned that in real-life, the Nike Air Force 1s have sold for WAY more.
The Nike Air Force 1 'Entourage x Undefeated x Fukijama Gold' were sold on auction by Sotheby's.
While Fukijama is a fictional artist, he's bringing in the cash on the auction block with his "design." Sotheby's had originally estimated the sneakers would sell anywhere between $30,000 - $40,000 but they weren't ready for what happened next. Once the 'Entourage'-inspired shoes went live, they were snatched up for a whopping $88,000!
One lucky, and rich, fan is now the proud owner of the one-of-a-kind "Entourage" sneaker. Don't feel too jealous though because the shoes are only a size nine.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear & Modern Collectables, isn't surprised by the overwhelming interest. "We’re thrilled with the results of the Entourage Fukijama Air Force 1 sneakers in yesterday’s sale, which soared to more than double their high estimate following a bidding war between four bidders," he tells Radar exclusively.
Adding, "It’s no surprise there was strong competition for this pair, which remains one of the most desired sneakers among collectors. Created in commemoration of the hit HBO TV series Entourage, sneakers that have a strong connection to pop culture are often the most sought after in the market for the unique stories they tell, which only adds to their appeal.”
'Entourage' went off the air in 2011 after eight seasons. The show included stars Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. There has been major hype surrounding a potential "Entourage" reboot all thanks to the show's creator Doug Ellin. He started "Victory the Podcast" over the summer and has invited many of the boys and other stars from the hit show on his podcast as guests.
While there's no official word confirming the reboot, there is definitely chatter.