Walk a mile in Kim Kardashian’s Yeezys! Celebrities sign special sneakers for a charity auction that will feature Anna Wintour’s AirJordans and Alex Morgan’s Nikes
- eBay has kicked off its Giving Tuesday charity drive, which runs today through December 12
- Several celebrities have donated items
- ESPN has had dozens of top athletes and coaches sign sneakers, with auction proceeds going to a cancer charity
- Participants include NBA star Magic Johnson, US Women’s Soccer star Alex Morgan, BMX rider Mat Hoffman, and Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn
- Kim has signed a pair of Yeezys, while Anna signed a box for a pair of Air Jordans that she helped design
Dozens of sports stars — including Kim Kardashian and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — are auctioning off signed sneakers for charity.
Starting today through December 12, eBay shoppers can bid on athletic shoes that have been autographed — and in some cases actually worn — by top athletes and coaches.
NBA star Magic Johnson, US Women’s Soccer star Alex Morgan, BMX rider Mat Hoffman, Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn, and more have chipped in for the cause.
Giving back: Kim Kardashian has signed a pair of Yeezy sneakers now being auctioned on eBay for Giving Tuesday
Sports meets fashion: Anna Wintour has also autographed a box with a pair of Air Jordans that she collaborated on
Sports pros, unite! Mostly, sneakers were signed by pro athletes, like Magic Johnson
Going, going, gone! Soccer star Carli Lloyd signed a pair of cleats that shoppers can bit on starting today
Lucky cleats: Recent Women’s World Cup champ Alex Morgan also autographed a pair of cleats for the cause
The auctions are part of eBay’s Giving Tuesday initiative, in which shoppers can bit on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia to benefit charities.
This year, tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, seats at the Grammy Awards, and guitars signed by the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Carrie Underwood are all up for grabs.
And as part of ESPN Beats Cancer, a handful of stars autographed shoes to raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer.
Though there’s still plenty of time left to bid, so far Magic Johnson’s signed size 15 Converse are fetching high bids, as are BMX star Mat Hoffman’s Vans.
Making changes: As part of ESPN Beats Cancer, a handful of stars — like Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn — autographed shoes to raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer
Getting involved: The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Calais Campbell also participated in the event
Something special: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill signed a pair of Adidas
Sports star: Victor Cruz, who won Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants, donated a pair
Also available are Nike sneakers and a basketball signed by Los Angeles Clippers player Paul George, Nikes signed by the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young, Nikes signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Townes, and Li-Nings signed by the Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem.
Lots of football stars signed shoes, too, including the Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Calais Campbell, and Super Bowl winner Victor Cruz.
The ladies got in on the action, too, with two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Carli Lloyd offering up signed Nike cleats, US Women’s Soccer World Cup winner Alex Morgan also signing Nike cleats, and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn autographing a pair of Under Armour shoes.
Donations of signed shoes were also made by several coaches for professional and college teams.
Used: BMX star Mat Hoffman donated a pair of size 12 Vans that he has actually worn
Add ’em to the pile! Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce (left) and Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (right) are participating
Putting his mark on them: Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young signed a pair of Adidas
Which will you pick? Skateboarder Nyjah Huston (left) and the Portland Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard (right) signed shoes
Feeling blue! Even a few coaches, like Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, got in on the charity action
Oddly enough, though, a few non-sport stars also joined the auction.
Kardashian donated a pair of the recently released Yeezy 350 V2 in the ‘Butter’ colorway, signing the heel.
And Wintour donated a pair of Air Jordans she helped design in 2018. Ever practical, she signed the box instead of the shoes themselves.
With the new auctions, eBay has also announced that its eBay for Charity has raised $1 billion for charity since it launched in 2003.