Sir Paul McCartney’s Stage-Worn Tour Boots Up for Auction

Sotheby's will be auctioning a pair of boots worn by Paul McCartney of The Beatles fame. The boots, designed by shoe-maker Steven Lowe of Crispinians with design modifications from McCartney, are expected to fetch ?15,000. He wore the boots during his performance at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
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(Left) The boots that will be auctioned (Photo: Sotheby's); (right) Paul McCartney (Photo: Instagram)

A pair of boots personally owned and worn by Sir Paul McCartney of Beatles' fame will hit the auction block this month.
The boots were worn by McCartney on the stage of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, will be directly offered for sale by him. Auction house, Sotheby's will be auctioning the custom-made boots for Sotheby’s Sealed from 24th to 31st May as part of the Modern British take-over.
According to paulmccartney.com, "The boots, versions of which are still worn on stage by Paul to this day, were based on the iconic Beatle boots made famous around the world by Paul and The Beatles in the 1960s. Unlike the original boots, this pair (and versions worn by Paul today) were crafted from alternative suede by Steven Lowe for Crispinians based in Eastbourne. Originally made by Anello and Davide, a footwear company specialising in theatrical footwear, the Beatle boots were an offshoot of the classic Chelsea boot."
It also states that, "Paul and his fellow Beatles made some alterations to create a style that became a sought-after fashion accessory, evolving throughout Paul’s career and now made without any animal products, as he continues wearing them to perform, while filling stadiums around the world."
McCartney also wore the boots for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace. The boots were also worn during Paul’s ‘On the Run’ tour - which went to Europe, South America, US and Canada, and Mexico, US and Canada, and at a huge free outdoor show in Mexico City to over 400,000 people.
The boots are expected to fetch ?15,000 (?1589302 approximately). These boots are being auctioned to raise money for Meat Free Monday, a non-profit campaign McCartney, set up with his daughters Mary and Stella McCartney to encourage people to have a healthier diet, save animals and the planet for at least one day a week by not eating meat.
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