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Want to follow in the footsteps of Larry Bird?
Well, here's your chance — and we mean quite literally — to walk in his shoes.
That's because pair of Bird's basketball sneakers will be put on the auction block Thursday to be sold to the highest bidder. Boston-based RR Auction is conducting the sale, which will conclude on Aug. 20.
According to the auctioneer's website, Bird wore these Converse Star Conquest basketball sneakers during a Celtics game in the 1991 regular season. They're size 13 to 13.5, come with the original black laces, and are in "very good condition, with expected heavy wear and scuffing from use." And indeed, it looks like they've gotten a lot of mileage. The auction listing states that the midsole of the left sneaker is "partially disintegrated" and the back of the sole is detached. There's also some cracking and separation to the midsole on the right sneaker.
And those aren't the only shoes for sale. A pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers — which he wore in a game and then autographed — will also be up for grabs.