Rare Apple employee-only sneakers, featuring the iconic rainbow logo and chunky design from the ’90s, are up for grabs at auction for an astonishing $50,000.
Limited supply of Apple Computer sneakers, especially the wearable ones, makes them highly valuable in the market.
So, when a fresh pair emerges, you can bet they’ll fetch a hefty price.
Forget about Steve Jobs’ worn-out Birkenstocks. This time, we’re talking about something even cooler – a pristine pair of Apple-branded sneakers in mint condition.
Rare Apple Gems
Sotheby’s is auctioning these rare gems, which were a collaboration between Apple and Omega Sports, a sporting goods retailer that recently closed its doors.
Back in the mid-90s, these kicks were exclusively designed for Apple employees as a special giveaway during a National Sales Conference.
Sadly, they were never released to the public.
Imagine rocking a pair of retro-size 10.5s – all white with a chunky, air-assisted sole adorned with Apple’s iconic rainbow logo.
You may remember this old-school design from 1977, which Apple retired in 1998.
Now, how much would you pay for such a treasure? Well, they come with a cool $50,000 price tag.
Yes, it’s quite a hefty sum, but remember how much Steve Jobs’ old Birkenstocks were auctioned for?
Oh, and let’s not forget the sky-high prices of those first-generation iPhones.
These nostalgic sneakers boast chunky elevated soles, sleek white lacing, and to add some spice, there’s even an extra pair of red laces included in the box.
Made of a delightful combination of leather, breathable cotton, and rubber, these ultra-rare kicks are sure to make anyone’s heart skip a beat.
In case you didn’t know, Apple once ventured into the world of clothing.
Back in 1986, they launched “The Apple Collection,” offering branded apparel and accessories.
Let’s just say, the styles were a bit goofy-looking, and it didn’t exactly become a fashion sensation.
Since then, Apple seems to have stuck to what it knows best – revolutionary tech.
But hey, they definitely scored big with their employee-only sneakers, especially with the current trend of vintage-looking kicks in the fashion world.
Head over to Sotheby’s website to get a closer glimpse of the sneakers that are over two decades old.
If you’re lucky enough to own these rare Apple-branded sneakers, you’ve got yourself a true fashion statement and a piece of tech history!
Banner photo via Sotheby’s official website.