The first pair of Zion Williamson game-used shoes will be up for auction this summer.
Goldin Auctions says it will offer the Size 14 Nike sneakers Williamson wore in the fourth game of his memorable freshman season—the opening game of the Maui Invitational—in its next auction, which opens July 8.
The top pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Williamson will soon be off to New Orleans to start his pro career after just one season at Duke.
The shoes are Nike Kyrie 5’s with a white swoosh.
Williamson famously blew out another pair of Nike sneakers and injured his right leg in a game against North Carolina in February. The pair coming to auction was worn three months earlier when Williamson was first turning heads for his windmill dunks and freak athleticism.
Duke beat San Diego State 90-64 that night with Williamson playing 18 minutes and recording 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, five steals and a blocked shot.
“Zion Williamson’s sneaker malfunction was the most iconic and memorable moment of the college basketball season and as a result Zion and his sneakers will always be synonymous,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Even though these are not those historic sneakers, the fact that he played in just 33 college basketball games and these are his first sneakers to be offered at auction make them a truly special item.”
The shoes will be part of a large catalog auction conducted at GoldinAuctions.com.