Steve Jobs sandals sell for staggering amount

A pair of “well used” Birkenstocks worn by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold for an eye-watering figure just under $220,000.

Steve Jobs sandals Issey Miyake

If that price seems absurd, you can take comfort in knowing an accompanying non-fungible token (NFT) was included in the deal. Suddenly, the $220,000 is worth it. It all makes sense. It’s actually a bargain.

Nonetheless, the $218,750 is the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals. Just wait until someone finds Jesus’.

“The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’s feet, which had been shaped after years of use,” Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills revealed. 

Going into the auction, the sandals were expected to fetch a miserly $60,000. Thankfully, somebody with a bit of common sense and a keen eye for a deal swept in, ensuring a mould of Steve Jobs’ feet in Birkenstocks was properly valued. The identity of the buyer has not been disclosed.

Sandals were a key part of the Steve Jobs uniform. The black turtleneck was what made the headlines, but the sandals were just as important.

Chrisann Brennan, a former girlfriend, said: “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.”

In just 2016, the sandals reportedly sold for only $2,000. They were preserved by Mark Sheff, Steve Jobs’ former house manager, who only ended up with the sandals because Jobs was going to throw them away.

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