April 18, 2024

Limited-edition gold sneakers from former President Donald Trump are already selling for thousands on eBay. A pair of  “Never Surrender High-Tops,” which sold out within hours after being launched at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia over the weekend, fetched $7,500 on the shopping website. Other final bids of the shoes on eBay show buyers paying anywhere from $4,000 to nearly $6,000.

One seller is even asking over $45,000 for a pair. Completed auctions show the shoes also selling for $5,750, $5,250, $5,000, $4,999, $4,399.95, and $3,999.98.

Only 1,000 pairs of these “Never Surrender” sneakers were made. The initial asking price on the Trump sneaker website was $399. According to the website, at least ten pairs were autographed randomly by Trump.

“They’re for the go-getters who don’t know the word quit. With a standout gold finish and the ‘T’ badge, these kicks are for true Patriots. Wrapped with an American flag on the collar, they shout out to the brave and the free. The Never Surrender sneakers are your rally cry in shoe form. Lace-up and step out ready to conquer,” the website reads.

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The site also has two other pairs — T-Red Wave and POTUS 45 — for sale at $199.

The sneakers launched a day after Trump was ordered to pay $354 million following a ruling in his New York civil fraud trial. Trump was accused of committing financial fraud over decades, including inflating how much his properties were worth.

“I have some incredible people that work with me on things, and they came up with this, and this is something I’ve been talking about for 12 years, 13 years, and I think it’s gonna be a big success,” Trump told attendees at Sneaker Con, according to Axios.

Donald Trump Limited Edition Gold Sneaker eBay Sales
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In a separate trial, the former president was ordered to pay over $83 million to E. Jean Carroll for defamation. This stemmed from derogatory statements Trump made about Carroll after she accused him of sexual assault during an incident in the 1990s. Trump was also found liable of sexually assaulting Carroll in another case.

Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, is facing 91 felony counts across four separate cases, including allegedly mishandling classified material and allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election.