In the early 1990s, Apple collaborated with Adidas to design a pair of coarse-grained white sneakers that had the word Apple next to the rainbow-colored Apple logo. According to JustCollecting News, the shoes never came on the market, and the prototypes are believed to have been sold to Apple employees.
As far as we know, there are only two pairs. One was dug up at a flea market in Palo Alto, California in 2016 and later sold at auction – the other will be on the auction block next month. iMore reports that the auction will be hosted by Heritage Auctions in Dallas on March 24. However, you can submit your bids online from March 3rd.
Although these size 9.5 sneakers are not quite as shiny as brand new kicks, their slightly worn look gives them the classic 90s charm that many contemporary shoe designers are trying to imitate. It's not always the best for less ̵
It remains to be seen how much money bidders are willing to spend on these ultra-rare sneakers Apple products, but the popularity of Apple products in general suggests that this could be a substantial sum. In 2014, the Henry Ford Museum paid an unbelievable $ 905,000 for an Apple Computer 1, though the fact that it was handmade by Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple, undoubtedly contributed significantly to its appeal.
Adidas sneakers were used & # 39; t Apple's first foray into the world of wearable goods. In 1986, just one year after Steve Jobs' tense exit, the company launched the Apple Collection with polo shirts, t-shirts and sweaters adorned with Apple in funky, multicolored lettering, and even the first Apple Watch (which is chargeable) $ 35 and only the specified time). Here you will find the catalog in all its retro splendor.