Apple-branded sneakers sell for nearly $10K at auction

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There's seemingly no limit to what people will pay when it comes to some of the most obscure Apple gear, and these sneakers prove it.

Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions


The shoes are a size nine-and-a-half and feature Apple's classic six-color apple logo. They were given out to Apple employees in the early 90s, making them an exceedingly rare find.

The pre-worn shoe, listed as being in fair condition with minor surface soiling, managed to pull in $9,687. They had 20 bids in total.

The shoes were sold at Heritage Auction House,. The auction house included them as part of an "Urban Art" block.

This isn't the first time a hard-to-find Apple product has done well at auction, either. Just recently, a rare functional Apple-1 machine sold for $458,711 at auction.

Marketing materials and other assorted memorabilia can also end up attracting high prices on the auction block, such as an original Apple-1 manual that sold for $12,296 in 2019.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    seanismorrisseanismorris Posts: 1,624member
    Those are seriously ugly...
  • Reply 2 of 6
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,552member
    Never seen these.

    I wonder if they have an original Apple watch? Not the iPod version but the analog version from the early nineties? 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Former employee. I have a never-worn pair I've held on to. They were specially made for and given out at a National Sales Conference around 1996. So there were only about 800 pairs ever made. $10K....wow!
    edited March 2020 viclauyycpscooter63watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    mknelsonmknelson Posts: 845member
    Former employee. I have a never-worn pair I've held on to. They were specially made for and given out at a National Sales Conference around 1996. So there were only about 800 pairs ever made. $10K....wow!
    Do they have a box? That could make them worth even more. Especially if they're a more wearable size :D

    MR has a link to the GQ Australia Article ($16,000) but I guess didn't realize they needed to factor in the exchange rate for their headline.
    edited March 2020 watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 781member
    Beats said:
    Never seen these.

    I wonder if they have an original Apple watch? Not the iPod version but the analog version from the early nineties? 

    Beatsviclauyycpscooter63
  • Reply 6 of 6
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,552member
    JinTech said:
    Beats said:
    Never seen these.

    I wonder if they have an original Apple watch? Not the iPod version but the analog version from the early nineties? 


    So sick looking! (In a good way)
    watto_cobra
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