Offbeat

By Hayley Pugh


The shoes worn by Michael Jackson when he first performed his famous moonwalk are going up for auction – and they’ve already attracted bids of upwarsd of $10,000.

The black leather loafers were worn by the late King of Pop during a rehearsal of his mega-hit Billie Jean as he prepared for an appearance on a the “25th Anniversary of Motown” in 1983.

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The shoes are marked “Motown 25” and signed “Michael Jackson” on the soles in blue marker.

One of the shoes is also numbered “Michael #2″.

Michael referred to the shoes as his “magic shoes” and they’ve never been offered at auction before.

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They’re set to go under the hammer with GWS Auctions on May 26 alongside a red Dior cardigan embellished by Bill Whitten for the pop star and a riding helmet encrusted with Swarovski Lochrosen crystals.

The auction celebrates the legendary King of Pop’s upcoming 60th birthday.