Steve Jobs’ old Birkenstock sandals fetch over $218,000 at auction

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The old pair of Birkenstock sandals owned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs were bought at auction this weekend for more than $218,000, according to the auction house that facilitated the sale.

The brown sandals, which bear the imprint of Jobs’s feet from wear in the 1970s and 1980s, were valued for $60,000 to $80,000 prior to the auction, according to Julien’s Auctions online listing. The buyer, who also received a corresponding non-fungible token, was not identified by the auction house.

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According to Julien’s Auctions, Jobs’s former home manager, Mark Sheff, previously owned the Birkenstocks.

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The sandals were worn by Jobs “at many pivotal moments” in Apple’s history, including occasionally while the co-founders “incubated the beginnings” of the company’s first computer in Los Altos, California, the auction house said.

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Jobs and co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded Apple in 1976. The company, which has produced computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads and other technology, has a market cap of $2.387 trillion as of Tuesday’s closing day.

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Jobs died in October 2011 at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer and other health problems. He had resigned as CEO in August of that year and Tim Cook took over from him.

Items that used to belong to Jobs have been put up for sale before. For example, a 1976 Apple 1 prototype was auctioned in July by Boston-based RR Auction.

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