An ugly, obscure pair of Apple sneakers from the early 1990s might fetch $30,000

In the early 1990s, Apple built prototypes for a pair of blocky, white sneakers, exclusively for Apple employees. With their sateen tongues and vintage rainbow logo, they’re either a normcore dream or the ultimate dad shoe, and they quickly disappeared into obscurity. In 2007, one of these rare items emerged on eBay and sold for $79.

Now another is on the market—the only other, according to Heritage Auctions—but it won’t go for a pittance. At Heritage’s streetwear-themed sale on Sunday, the shoes are listed at an opening bid of $15,000—and are estimated to fetch at least $30,000.


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