- An individual who is certainly not within the Apple cult simply paid $218,750 for Steve Jobs’ previous sandals.
- The grubby Birkenstock sandals nonetheless have Jobs’ sweat stains.
- The sandals additionally got here with an NFT.
Within the Android world, we wish to throw across the time period “cult of Apple” when describing the fervor some followers have for the model. Generally, it does look like Apple followers will consider just about something the corporate says. In fact, all of us use the time period as a joke and know no cult truly exists.
Nevertheless, the case for there probably being an precise Apple cult simply acquired a bit stronger. This previous weekend, an nameless purchaser paid precisely $218,750 for a pair of previous Birkenstock sandals worn by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. As first noticed by CNN, Julien’s Public sale Home offered the grubby previous footwear as a part of its Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll Auction.
You may see an previous photograph of Jobs carrying the sandals on the prime of this text. Beneath, you may see the sweaty suede sneakers as they appeared once they have been put up for public sale.
In keeping with the public sale home, these sandals have been saved by Mark Sheff, who’s a former home supervisor for Jobs. Apparently, Sheff grabbed the sandals from the trash throughout one in every of Jobs’ home cleanouts.
Julien’s anticipated the Birkenstocks to go for round $60,000. Nevertheless, the Apple cult is outwardly robust and the public sale rapidly blew previous that quantity earlier than touchdown on the $200k+ ultimate worth.
Together with the bodily sandals, the public sale winner additionally acquired an NFT which comprises a 360-degree illustration of the footwear.