Yes, Apple once made sneakers, and this happened after Steve Jobs was fired. A pair of Apple sneakers from the 90s has just been sold for over $16,000.
Most of us know Apple for its gadgets, such as iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Recently, people also got acquainted with a few new services from the brand, such as the Apple Music and the Apple Card. But does Apple as a brand ring a bell when it comes to fashion? No, right? And that’s because you might think that it never introduced any fashion piece. Well, this is where you would be wrong.
Apple might not have launched fashion products publicly, but the Cupertino-based tech giant did create a fashion lineup back in 1986. These fashion products were made as prototypes and were limited to only Apple employees. The lineup included a bunch of fashion products, ranging from clothing to accessories. And one of them were Apple’s sneakers. These 90s sneakers from Apple had the brand’s rainbow-themed logo and, of course, a classic design. And since there are only a bunch of them out there in the world, these sneakers have become great collectibles.
One such pair of Apple lightly-used sneakers from the early 90s went up in an auction earlier this week. And guess what, these sneakers were sold for a jaw-dropping price of over $10,000 (over AUD 16,300). One could buy a new car at that price in the US. But then, that car wouldn’t be valued as much as the sneakers from Apple.
We think that the price of these sneakers would only go higher as they get older and rarer. There appears to be a huge market for Apple’s memorabilia. Which sneakers would buy if you had $10,000 to spend? Do let us know in the comments section below.
I would personally buy a bunch of sneakers from Adidas and Nike and save the leftover money to buy Apple’s gadgets.