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Enrique Gil Sold Sneakers Worth ₱1.5 Million

The Filipino actor-producer surprised the secondary footwear apparel market chain, settling for a million-peso buyout for two coveted pairs.
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While Filipino actor-producer Enrique Gil is known for his on-screen/stage presence, he showcased a glimpse of his fondness in the sneaker-collecting space, appearing in one of Flip Phenomenal Sole’s episodes

The Quezon City-Las Piñas reselling chain is recognizable for its interactions with customers on social media. Gil aimed to sell his Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” and a rare Mache “Iron Man” custom of the self-lacing Nike MAG 2011, first debuting on the toes of Marty McFly during the 1985 “Back to the Future” franchise.

@flip_phenomenalsole Biggest cash out natin this year at nag benta satin si Enrique Gil ng dalawang pairs na holy grail #phenomenalsole ♬ original sound – Flip Phenomenal Sole

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While Ye’s sought-after colorway with Nike places itself as an evergreen silhouette for many sneakerheads, the Mache “Iron Man” custom is a treasure recently uncovered. According to the Filipino actor, the 2013 release was the third (out of three) pairs that Dan Gamache constructed, distinguished among the sporting industry’s staple sneaker designers, supplying athletes across the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football Association (NFL), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) among others. 

Gil mentioned that he acquired the pair a decade ago for ₱750,000, which was sought after by Filipino-American musician and three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson, but failed to proceed with the transaction due to sizing and location constraints. The purchase was intended for Gil’s 2013 “King of the Gil” performance, though he ended up lacing the pair for a photoshoot instead.

Flip Phenomenal Sole owner Dane Grospe initially offered a ₱1.4 million price tag for both pairs but settled the transaction through a “coin flip,” which the 31-year-old won for a ₱1.5 million buyout. As of writing, Ye’s Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” last sold for $16,586 (∼₱932,158.08), and $17,500 (∼₱983,526.25) for an uncustomized version of the Nike MAG “Back to the Future (2011).”

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