WASHINGTON, Nov 14 Birkenstock brand sandals, which are an American entrepreneur and Apple founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) worn in the 1970s and 1980s sold at Julien's Auctions for more than $200,000, almost three times the pre-sale estimate.
According to the organization, the lot was sold for 218.7 thousand dollars with a pre-sale estimate of 60-80 thousand dollars. Along with the sandals, the entrepreneur's shoes in the form of an NFT token went under the hammer.
It is noted that Jobs wore these sandals at key times in the creation of Apple, when in 1976 he, together with Steve Wozniak (the co-founder of Apple), began developing an Apple computer in a garage in Los Altos, California.
According to Julien's Auctions, the sandals were “rescued from the bin” by Mark Sheff, Jobs' housekeeper.
The auction house added that the sandals survived in good condition despite being worn. Jobs' footprint was left on the shoe, which was formed over many years of wear. The rubber soles of the sandals are also worn out.
Jobs' sandals were also exhibited at several exhibitions in Italy, Germany and the United States for five years.
Jobs founded the world famous American corporation Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne . The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple is engaged in the production of personal and tablet computers, audio players, phones, smart watches and software. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.