Michael Jackson's moonwalk shoes up for auction

King of Pop Michael Jackson's moonwalk shoes to be auctioned

The black loafers bear the label "Michael #2" and have been utilized in 1983 for the Motown 25 tv particular rehearsal together with his hit Billie Jean.

Brigitte Kruse, owner of GWS Auctions, said via email, "Anything related to Michael Jackson is extraordinary, and to have something so incredibly historical as these shoes worn by Michael when he first did that now famous moonwalk is beyond special".

She said the auction house has a "very conservative estimate" on the shoes of $10,000.

GWS Auctions is putting up the shoes for sale, among other MJ memorabilia.

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The moonwalk turned Jackson's signature transfer and lots of stars and followers tried to duplicate it. It's a possibility that MJ rocked those loafers during the actual performance, considering that he referred to the pair as "magic shoes". In addition, the authenticity of loafers to confirm in writing the choreographer and dancer Lester Wilson, to whom Jackson gave the couple after the rehearsal as a gift.

According to the auction description, the shoes "are in wonderful condition for their age, with evident signs of use to the soles".

A preview of the auction begins May 26 at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, and bidding will be open online.

And now we're all in with a chance to own a true piece of HIStory. Shoes first put up for auction, and their starting price is $5 thousand.

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