The famed co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, wore a pair of suede leather Birkenstock sandals that are currently up for auction and are projected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

A book titled “The 213 Most Important Men In My Life” by Jean Pigozzi that has candid images of Jobs and other famous people like Mick Jagger and Elon Musk is also included with the sneakers.

According to a Julien’s Auctions description, Jobs wore the shoes in the 1970s and 1980s before passing away in 2011 from symptoms related to pancreatic cancer.

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The object is a part of Bonhams’ Science and Technology auction, which includes actual technological artefacts and records related to significant events or figures in technological history.

The winning bid was US$22,500 with only two people placing offers. Bidding started at US$15,000.

Jobs’ first wife, Chrisann Brennan, told Vogue, “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.”

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According to Julien’s Auction website, Jobs wore the sandals during “pivotal moments” in Apple’s history, including when he hashed out the plans for the first Apple Computer with co-founder Steve Wozniak.

This is not the first time Jobs’ sandals have been of interest. In 2017 the shoes were at multiple international exhibits, in Italy, Germany and New York. From 2020-2022, they could be viewed at the History Museum Wuttemberg, in Stuttgart, Germany.

“The sandals are well used, but still appear intact. Each sandal features its original Birkenstock adjustable buckles and Birkenstock stamping on the inner edge of the suede leather foot straps. The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use,” a description from the auction website states.

After a 1987 Macintosh computer used by Jobs was up for auction with a value estimated between $200,000 and $300,000, this happened. Jobs’ current projects, including a marketing initiative, were on the 20MB hard drive.

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A business card from Jobs’ time working at NeXT, the start-up corporation he founded in 1985 after leaving Apple, was one of several other items in the auction that were connected to him. Along with other things from Jobs’ office at NeXT, including several periodicals and a film of the highlights of a 1990 presentation (which sold for US$5,100), the card went for US$4,080.