Used sandals by Steve Jobs sold for a record $200,000 at auction
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Jobs wore Birkenstock sandals for so long that his imprint was preserved feet.
An unknown fan of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs paid a record $218,750 for a pair of his second-hand Birkenstock sandals. CNN writes about this.
More for sandals have not yet been paid. The buyer wished to remain anonymous.
Jobs' sandals were sold at Julien's auction accompanied by NFT.
Before the sale, the California auction house stated that the sandals, which were described as “heavily used”, but still “whole”, were a staple of Jobs' wardrobe in the 1970s and 80s. Jobs died in 2011 from complications of pancreatic cancer.
“The cork and jute insole retains the footprint of Steve Jobs after years of use,” according to the auction house's website .
A pair of Birkenstocks sandals were “rescued” from a trash can by Mark Scheff, former house manager of Steve Jobs, according to a spokesman for the auction house.
“Steve Jobs changed the world with more than his groundbreaking innovations , but also for his business leadership style and fashion for wearing sandals,” Darren Julien, CEO and founder of Julien's Auctions, told CNN on Monday.
“These Birkenstock sandals were worn by Jobs when he made history by creating Apple computer, and they were his calling card,” Julien said.
Shoes were sold for a Julien's Auctions Icons & Idols: Rock 'n' Roll, featuring memorabilia, clothing, musical equipment and jewelry from musicians and pop culture figures including Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon.