The California home where Steve Jobs first co-invented Apple has been designated a historical site. Even the sandals he once wore are now part of history, and we are astounded by how much they have sold for. These are the sandals he wore as he paced around the house, contemplating his next move. They sold for a whopping $220,000, and we are completely taken aback by this news. These sandals are extremely worn, but that did not prevent them from selling for a six-figure sum.
These sandals are said to be the most expensive in history. Julien’s Auctions forwarded this information to us last Sunday, and we are still in awe. According to the auction house’s website listing, “the cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use.” The sandals were expected to fetch “only” $60,000, but they ended up fetching $218,750, and the buyer even received an NFT for their trouble.
We can see why the buyer remains anonymous. Can you imagine the backlash on social media? The amusing posts we’ve already seen on the subject are amusing enough. What if they had a name and a face to go with them? The jokes would spread even faster than they do now. We are happy to provide a helpful summary of how things went down for those who are unfamiliar with the Jobs/Apple origin stories.
Jobs and his business partner, Steve Wozniak, are credited with co-founding Apple in 1976. These historical events did not even take place at either of these men’s homes. Believe it or not, this game-changing company had a much more humble beginning than you might have expected. It all began at Steve Jobs’ parents’ home in Los Altos, California. The Los Altos Historical Commission designated the property as a historical landmark in 2013, and it has been there since.