Steve Jobs 1970s worn-out sandals sell for KSh26.6M at an auction

for Tv47 Digital November 16, 2022, 02:29 PM
Steve Jobs Sandals
Steve Jobs Sandals at the Juliens Auction house in New York. PHOTO / Juliens Auction

In Summary

  • The late founder of Apple is best known for his laid-back uniform of a black turtleneck, jeans and dad sneakers. 
  • An undisclosed buyer purchased the well-worn pair of brown suede, two-strap sandals that Jobs wore in the ’70s and ’80s for over $218,000 — the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals at auction.

Sandals worn by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have sold for a staggering KSh26.6 million in an auction in New York.

Jobs wore the brown suede Birkenstock Arizonas in the 1970 and 1980 and left his feet’s imprints to date.

The sandals which came from the collection of Mark Sheff have now recorded the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals at the Julien's Auctions.

"The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use,” the Auctions executive director Martin Nolan told NPR.

The California house where Steve Jobs co-founded Apple is a historical site, and now the sandals he wore have been sold for nearly $220,000. PHOTO | AP

According to Chrisann Brennan, Jobs first girlfriend, the sandals were part of his simple life.

"The sandals were part of his simple side. They were his uniform. The great thing about a uniform is that you don’t have to worry about what to wear in the morning. That’s why Birkenstock sandals were so important to him," Brennan told the magazine.

In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple at Jobs’ parents’ house in Los Altos, California . The property was named a historic landmark by the Los Altos Historical Commission in 2013.

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