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Lot #8198
Prince's Stage-Worn Custom-Made Light-Up Wedge Shoes (Fully Functional)

Stage-worn light-up shoes from late in Prince's famed performing career

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Stage-worn light-up shoes from late in Prince's famed performing career

Prince's remarkable stage-worn, custom-made light-up wedge shoes from the Piano & a Microphone Tour, crafted by famous Sunset Boulevard cobbler shop Andre No. 1, who made about 3,000 pairs of shoes and boots for Prince over the course of two decades. The suede white leather shoes measure an overall 6.75″ tall (inclusive of the 2.25″ translucent wedge heels, which feature fully functional motion-activated red blinking lights inside), with zippered uppers and white rubber soles. Both have "Andre #1, Made in L.A., U.S.A." tags inside. In fine condition, with some scattered staining and the blinking lights still functional.

In later years, such as for the Piano & a Microphone Tour in 2016, Prince opted to wear wedge-style shoes rather than his iconic heels to ease some recurring foot pain. These fabulous custom-crafted shoes, built by his go-to Los Angeles shoemaker, are impressively rigged with lights that blink with each step—a design that came to him after seeing the child of one of his PRN employees wearing light-up sneakers.

Provenance: From the Archive of Prince's Former Bodyguard, Heritage Auctions, July 21, 2018.

The Prince Estate is not affiliated, associated, or connected with RR Auction or this auction, nor has it endorsed, authenticated or sponsored the items available for auction. Further, The Prince Estate has not licensed any of its intellectual property to RR Auction.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Fashion of Prince Auction
  • Dates: #662 - Ended November 16, 2023