A new auction list shows that a pair of “Apple computer sneakers from the end of the 20th century” will be auctioned off, according tomedia Slash Gear. As the list shows, the sneakers “were made specifically by Apple in the early 1990s for its employees.” A pair of very similar shoes, with the same look and design, was auctioned at Christie’s in 2017. The shoes are in much better shape than the latest ones will be auctioned off.
If you go to fineart.ha.com, you can find the pair in the auction “preview”, but don’t expect them to be sold at market prices. A pair of very similar sneakers auctioned in June 2017 started at about $15,000 in June 2017 and sold for an “estimated” price of more than $30,000.
According to FootWear News, the deal was purchased directly for $18,750.
Other versions of Apple sneakers were seen in 2012 – although the upper design is basically the same, the soles are different.
In 2018, Versace’s chief sneaker designer, Salehe Bembury, previewed a Versace sneaker with a basically identical design.
In addition, another version of Apple sneakers appeared in January 2018 and went on sale for $60,000 on eBay. According to the seller at the time, the shoes had a unique rainbow logo and fairly good scratches: “My shoes are not unsold goods, the marks on the shoes are the focus.” It is understood the shoes were originally found at a charity shop for 50 cents.