Eminem donates ultra rare Jordans for COVID-19 relief

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 30: Eminem speaks during a ceremony honoring 50 Cent with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Good guy Em’ decided that it’s time he puts his shoulder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by donating a pair of ultra-rare and expensive Jordan 4s to the cause. The man himself announced that he will be doing so on Wednesday while mentioning that he had an extra pair of his highly coveted Jordan 4 Retro “Carhartt x Eminem” kicks lying around, so he teamed up with shoe auction site StockX to raise money for the good cause.

Question is: what makes these shoes so damn expensive? Back in 2015, Em and the Jumpman made just ten pairs available for bidding on eBay, with proceeds going to the Marshall Mathers Foundation. Ever since, only a few pairs have made it to family and friends, but for the most part, normal people have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting their hands on them. In fact, the pairs that have made it to resale are going for INSANE numbers, ranging from $20-$28k on StockX.

For example, this pair went for $12,300 with the lowest ask being $19, 425. To make his gesture even more significant, he’s throwing in a vintage “Detroit Slim” shirt on top of the Jordans with the proceeds for the combo going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Each ticket for the auction is worth $10, which is a lot cheaper than $20k, but ya gotta have luck on your side.

Check out a detailed look for the shoe coming from the homies at Sneaker Bar Detroit. As for this release, the Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Carhartt is one of Em’s most coveted sneaker collaborations. The design consists of a black Carhartt twill upper, metallic silver lace tabs, a contrasting white midsole, visible Air unit, and a grippy grey outsole. Signature details include Eminem’s backwards “E” logo and a Jason Voorhees mask at the heel.

What do you think, is it worth breaking to bank to get your hands on these shoes or there’s not a damn shoe on earth worth $20k. Hit the comment section to share your thoughts on the release and on Eminem’s gesture to help out the ones in need during COVID-19.

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