Peep these premium vintage Apple sneakers
Apple’s retro low top kicks are are about to fetch a phat bid.
Along with inventing miniaturized mainframes and macOS software, the Cupertino-based creatives made a limited range of low top sneakers (circa 1992) that will debut on eBay courtesy of Heritage Auctions this weekend for $15k. Done in sublime white pleather in size 9.5, the prototype kicks are jazzed up with the company’s vintage rainbow-colored Macintosh logo, ventilated/perforated side panels and complete with ‘air bubble’ cushioning. These gems are a normcore dream and look like dad’s doofy tennis shoes from the 90s. Apple-branded merch has become massively popular lately and fetch margins/mark-ups that are deep in the money (a machine assembled by Steve Wozniak sold for $905,000 not long ago). Last year a jacket worn by the maverick himself, Steve Jobs, got hawked for $22k and one of his dorky turtlenecks sold for $3k. We expect the shoes to trade at a premium too, especially since they come in mint condition and the marketing buzz so far has been insane.
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