Mac DeMarco is selling his old sneakers on eBay for charity. The red autographed Vans have accompanied him onstage countless times over the last 12 months — he lists all the actual concert dates here — and the wear and tear definitely shows. Despite the kicks’ shabby state, however, the bidding has currently reached a whopping $10,001 with six days still left in the auction. (Sounds like quite a few people banked mad $$$ over the holidays!) All the proceeds will go to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.
Update – Monday, January 5th: The sneakers sold for $21,000.
DeMarco posted this message alongside the listing:
I’m selling an old pair of my shoes. I’ve John Hancocked the left shoe. Will anyone buy an old stinky pair of shoes? I don’t know. lets wait and see.
I’ll probably throw some other crap in the box before shipping it, I dunno what.
If you’re one of those kids who tried to take them off my feet while I was crowd surfing at some point this year, nice try jackass. But hey, here’s another opportunity for you to have them.
All of the profit will go to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.
If, like me, you don’t have a couple grand to spare, you can sit on the sidelines and enjoy DeMarco’s eBay Q&A, in which he reassures that the shoes don’t “smell very bad” and even recounts a religious/spiritual experience that happened while he was wearing ’em. Plus, it’s chock-full of ridiculous exchanges like this:
Q: You got booty man, do you do squats? (In these shoes) Dec-28-14
A: I are a lot if philly cheese steaks in these shoes
Q: Dear Mac Demarco Shoes, I am Mr. Pepperoni Playboy, a Lawyer by profession. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Blue Boy, a national of your country, who used to work with Boe Zaah Company in European Vegas, herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 30th of April 1990, my client, his wife, Annie, and their only child, Sherill, were involved in a jizz-jazz accident, totally freaking out the neighborhood. All occupants of the vehicle were COVERED in jizz-jazz. Since i have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 salad days now I seek to send you the proceeds of this account valued at $15.5 Million Dollars, or in my country, 1.8$ Million Viceroys, can be paid to you and then you send me the shoes. Please get in touch with me by WalterTV and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about the details of this transaction. I will be waiting in my chamber of reflection Best regards, Mr. Pepperoni Playboy Dec-28-14
A: Okie dokie
Q: just one last thing and ill leave you alone. please keep making great music. i appreciate your rapid responses. when i listen to your music i feel like you are my friend. are you my friend, mac? Dec-28-14
A: I am your boyfriend
Q: Cheese. thoughts? Dec-28-14
A: Sexy butthole man