Steve Job’s Worn-out Sandals Auctioned For Ksh.27M

Without naming the buyer, the auction house said it is the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals at auction.

The sandals worn by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs during the tech giant’s early days have sold at an auction for Ksh.27 million ($220,000).

The “well-used” brown suede Birkenstocks were sold by Julien’s Auctions in New York City on Sunday.

According to the auction house, Jobs wore the sandals in the 1970s and 1980s during “many pivotal moments in Apple’s history.”

“The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use,” the auction house said in the listing on its website.

Although the sandals were expected to bring Ksh.7.3 million ($60,000), the final sale price with an accompanying NFT was $218,750, Julien’s said.

Without naming the buyer, the auction house said it is the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals at auction.

Jobs died in 2011 from complications of pancreatic cancer. Other items associated with him have fetched hefty amounts at auctions in recent years, like an Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s which sold at nearly Ksh.83 million ($677,196).