Nike Air Zoom Kobe 1 is worth $30,000, making it the most expensive basketball shoe in the world as of 2014. There are only 25 pairs of these Nike Special Edition shoes, each signed by Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players of all time.
The Original Air Jordan 1, worth $25,000, used to be the most expensive basketball shoe before Nike Air Zoom Kobe 1. The original shoe had a red/black design. There were only 12 pairs ever created, and Michael Jordan personally signed each pair with a water-resistant marker. Five other Air Jordan editions are included in the top 10 most expensive basketball shoes.