Sotheby’s Auction House is set to sell a coveted pair of limited edition Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers from the 1990s. These rare shoes, which were originally distributed at an exclusive Apple event, were never made available to the general public.
The sneakers, which are in pristine condition, come in a men’s size 10.5 and feature the iconic rainbow Apple logo on the tongue and lateral quarter. Created specifically for Apple employees, these custom-made shoes were given out at a National Sales Conference in the mid-1990s.
Although the sneakers are new, they do show signs of aging. Light marks and yellowing around the midsoles and glue areas are present, a typical occurrence in shoes of this age due to oxidation. Despite this, they remain highly sought after by collectors and Apple enthusiasts.
Similar vintage Apple footwear has been known to fetch staggering prices at previous auctions. In 2020, an auction listing on Heritage Auction House reached an impressive $9,687, while in 2016, another pair of Apple sneakers started at a staggering $30,000.
Apple’s influence and popularity extend beyond sneakers, as other rare products have also commanded substantial sums at auction. For instance, an Apple-1 machine and an original Apple-1 manual have both fetched significant prices.
In a recent and astonishing development, a first-edition 2007 Apple iPhone was listed for sale at $2,500 but ultimately sold for an astonishing $190,000. This remarkable sale broke records and demonstrated the tremendous appeal that Apple products, even from the early years, continue to hold.
With the upcoming auction of the Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers, collectors and Apple enthusiasts will have the opportunity to add a unique piece of Apple history to their collections. The sneakers’ limited availability and association with the tech giant’s early years make them an irresistible find for any dedicated fan.