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Antiques Roadshow viewers baffled as man brings Nike Air Jordans on the show

Antiques Roadshow viewers baffled as man brings Nike Air Jordans on the show

Fans of the show were critical of his shoe collection.

It might be a good idea to go through your shoe cupboard as the shoes may be worth more than you think.

After all, it's not the strangest thing to have been brought on the show before.

Well, one man did exactly this and showcased his impressive collection of trainers to Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill.

The variety of trainers on show were worth a good amount of money, however, fans were left unimpressed with his display that aimed to play on the nostalgia heart-strings.

Consisting of over 850 pairs, some of the collection was brought in by a guest to Belmont House in Kent last year.

Talking Hill through his colourful shoe collection, the man began to talk about a pair of Reeboks that were in collaboration with F1 team McClaren.

The man's shoe collection was on full display.

“These are one of the oldest pairs in my collection. These Reeboks are a collaboration with McLaren so they were worn in the '92 champions races." he said.

"There was only around 42 made for the pit crew."

But this was just one of many interesting items up for show.

Like all true sneakerheads, the man also had a pair of the iconic Nike Air Jordans and explained the significance behind the American brand.

“If you are US based you might know Jordan's. Here I have a pair of B'red Joran 1's,” he told viewers.

“Back in the day the NBA only allowed you to wear certain colours and these were brought out to catch people's eye and to break the rules.”

Showing off the box fresh sneakers with their still intact tags, he added: “Every game Michael Jordan wore them and got fined so that's why people want the shoe. New I bought them for £120, now they would go for around £850.”

Surprisingly, this NBA rule was even discussed in the film Air, with Vaccaro (played by Matt Damon) promising that Nike would pay any fines Jordan incurred whilst wearing the sneakers – adding the historic significance of the shoes.

He was particularly proud of his Jordans.

While Hill said it was a ‘developing area’ of antiques, viewers at home weren’t so convinced by the Antiques Roadshow expert's appraisal.

In fact, the episode went semi-viral on Twitter, as users mocked the relatively modern ‘antique’.

One shocked user added shared several snaps from the episode, writing: “How much #antiquesroadshow keep em box fresh people.”

And others agreed with them as another joked: “Trainers on Antiques Roadshow?! What next? And old Dominos pizza box?!”

Not everyone was so dismissive of the collectables though, with some enjoying the more accessible antique.

“Trainers on the Antiques Roadshow! Good lad,” tweeted one viewer.

It seems that not everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop off with modern antiques.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Antiques Roadshow, Fashion, BBC, TV, Twitter