A few rare classic Apple sneakers sold for over $ 16,000 this week, he reports GQ.
Apple launched a fashion line in 1986, but these kicks would have been made as prototypes for Apple employees in the early 90s and have never been sold to the public, making them an even more sought-after collector’s item today. Another couple raised nearly $ 30,000 at auction in 2017, pointing out how much nostalgia these random kicks can induce.
Apple’s classic hardware and memorabilia have increased in value in recent years, with a couple of recent examples demonstrating the amount of money some people have been willing to pay to acquire anything from Apple’s past years.
An original Apple Computer Inc. sign created around 1978 with Apple’s famous rainbow logo will be auctioned this week. The sign will be auctioned on March 26 and the starting price is $ 20,000. Last month, a rare fully functional Apple-1 computer was auctioned off for $ 458,711.
In 2017, a large auction took place of items previously owned by Steve Jobs, including his 1984 Seiko wristwatch (sold for $ 42,500), his old Birkenstock sandals ($ 2,750) and one of the his classic black turtlenecks of his time at NeXT ($ 7,500). Another batch included his NeXT tag, business card, 10K gold-filled Apple computer pen, and a personally signed USPS return receipt, all sold for $ 16,250.