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Ultra-rare Apple sneakers up for auction in Dallas next month

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Apple Sneakers (Image credit: Heritage Auctions)

What you need to know

  • An ultra-rare pair of Apple sneakers are up for auction in Dallas next month.
  • Apple sneakers were made exclusively for employees in the 1990s.
  • The auction is going down on March 24, 2020, in Dallas, TX.

An ultra-rare pair of Apple sneakers are going up for auction in Dallas next month, and they could be yours for probably quite a lot of money.

The Heritage Auctions lot is for a pair of 'Apple Computer Sneakers, late 20th century'. They're a size 9 1/2 and the description states:

These sneakers were produced by Apple exclusively for their employees in the early 1990s.

As you can see from the picture, they are worn, and have discoloration to the edges and "mild surface soiling".

As reported by Just collecting, the sneakers were made in partnership with Adidas as prototypes in the 1990s, and only a handful are thought to have survived. This is only the second pair that has been confirmed to exist.

A pair of these were found and auctioned back in 2016, and whilst they were given an estimated price of $30,000, they didn't hit that target.

As mentioned the auction will take place in Dallas, Texas on March 24. However, you can submit bids by proxy from March 3. During that 25 day period, you'll be able to submit a secret maximum bid, which will compete with the live bids on the day.

You can check out the full listing over at Heritage Auctions!

Apple memorabilia tends to do quite well at auction. A few years back, The Henry Ford museum bought an Apple-1, hand-built by Steve Wozniak for $905,000. Don't expect that from these sneakers though.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

1 Comment
  • Apple used to make a bunch of non-tech stuff you could buy in Apple stores back then. Yes, there were Apple stores back in the 80's-90's. I got a really nice white cable knit sweater with the old Apple logo. Tastefully placed where the polo pony usually is on a polo. I apparently gave that to someone when I got older/bigger, as I can't find it. I do still have my Apple Tie tack. I recall socks, scarves, and other things.