If you have money to burn or have $13,000 laying around, you might want to consider picking up some Roger Federer memorabilia. That’s right! For the price of $13k USD, you can grab a pair of autographed ‘custom’ fit tennis shoes worn by the great Roger Federer. According to the auction, the autographed Nike Vapor 9’s were actually worn by Federer himself, during the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.
As you should know, Roger Federer won his record setting 7th Wimbledon title in 2012 with a victory over Andy Murray in the championship match.
The auction listing says,
“These custom made RF Nike shoes were part of Roger’s original equipment for Wimbledon 2012 where he returned to World No. 1 after winning his 7th Wimbledon crown.
The RF logo is embroided on the shoe tongue in purple. The Wimbledon trophy including “no. 6″ which stands for Roger’s victories at Wimbledon until 2012 is printed on the backside of the right shoe in gold.
Each shoe is signed by Roger.”
Now, I’m not sure if the shoes were worn during matches or practices, or if the shoes were worn in the first week or second week of the tournament.
Well, that’s pretty cool. Sure, thirteen grand on a pair of tennis shoes, as if Roger needs the money right? Well, the proceeds of the auction will not be lining Roger Federer’s “spare change” wallet, every penny will go towards the Roger Federer Foundation The foundations’ purpose is,
The Roger Federer Foundation is a charitable Foundation. It works with carefully selected local organisations in long-term partnerships. It supports the development of individual skills, searches for innovative possible solutions and acts in a targeted way in order to improve the children’s situation over the long term. The involvement is concentrated on few chosen countries in Africa and Switzerland.
So, the auction is for a good cause! Go and place a bid, I didn’t (only because I don’t have that kind of coin laying around), but where I failed the RF Foundation, you should succeed. I’m sure Roger Federer will personally thank you for your kind donation, and you get a rad pair of Nike shoes that you will never wear in public. Oh and the auction includes free shipping…how nice.