Late Steve Jobs’ old sandals auctioned for over Rs4.8 crore
A pair of used sandals owned by Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs was auctioned for $218,750 (approximately Rs4.8 crore).
According to international media reports, American auction house Julien’s Auctions offered the used sandals of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for auction.
The “well used” brown suede Birkenstocks dating to the mid-1970s set a record for the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals. As per the description in the auction website, the sandal’s “cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use”.
These sandals were obtained from the trash by a former housekeeper of Steve Jobs. The sandals were expected to bring USD 60,000, but the final sale price with an accompanying NFT was USD 218,750, Julien’s said.
Steve Jobs died of cancer in 2011. He is considered to be one of the revolutionaries of technology today.
In 2019, a floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs was auctioned for over $84,000.
Similarly, in 2021, a rare operations manual signed by Steve Jobs in 1980 has been auctioned for $800,000.