Steve Jobs' Old Sandals Sold At Auction For A Record Price Of $220,000
Apple founder Steve Jobs' old sandals were sold for a small fortune at an auction - 220,000 dollars. This is a record price!
Steve Jobs' footprints are very visible on the old pair of Birkenstocks. The suede German sandals were worn by Steve Jobs in the 1970s and 1980s.
According to the auction house, this is the highest price ever paid for a pair of Birkenstocks sandals, The Guardian reports.
Steve Jobs' Old Birkenstocks Sold For A Record Price
The cork and jute, from which the sandals are made, retain the imprints of Steve Jobs' feet, which have been shaped after years of use, the description on the auction website reads.
Steve Jobs wore the sandals in question while walking the floors of the California home where he and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976. The Birkenstocks, which sell for 125 dollars today, would have sold at auction for 60,000 dollars. However, they were accompanied by an NFT, so the final price came to be 218,750 dollars.
Steve Jobs wore these sandals at many pivotal moments in Apple's history, the description adds.
The sandals were a fundamental part of v Jobs' wardrobe. According to the Washington Post, a former girlfriend said in a 2018 interview that he even wore them in the winter. "The sandals were his uniform," Chrisann Brennan said.
Steve Jobs died in 2011 from complications of pancreatic cancer.