Old sandals of Steve Jobs sell for a record $218K at auction. An auction house has said that the late co-founder of apple wore the Birkenstocks in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Old Sandals of Steve Jobs Sell For Record $218K at Auction
For many people and apple fans, Steve Jobs did leave some pretty big shoes to fill at the tech company apple when he died. And right now, someone has just paid a record $218,000 for the ‘privilege’ of just knowing how huge and big those shoes were.
The well-used but however intact brown sued Birkenstocks which were worn by Jobs in the 1970s and ‘80s, have now set a record for the highest ever price paid for a pair of sandals at an auction, auction house Julien’s Auctions on Sunday said. The buyer however wasn’t identified.
What the Auction House Said About the Sandals
In the listing on its website, the auction house said: “The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use.”
The sandals which were originally saved from the trash by a former house manager were expected to generate $60,000 to $80,000, but the final sale price however with an accompanying NFT according to Julien was $218,750.
The Sandals Have Been In Various Exhibitions over the Years
Over the years, the sandals have been in various exhibitions including one with the Birkenstock Company that was attended by Chrisann Brennan, the former partner of Jobs and also the mother of the first child, Lisa. She revealed that the sandals were part of the uniform of jobs during a 2018 interview with Vogue, the German edition.
What Lisa Had To Say about Jeff and the Sandals
“He would never have done or bought anything just to stand out from others,” she said to the magazine. “He was simply convinced of the intelligence and practicality of the design and the comfort of wearing it.”
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Jobs died on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56.