Sneakerheads, you can now give to others while also growing your collection, as two major Indonesian celebrities are auctioning their beloved sneakers to raise funds for those impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Popular newscaster Najwa Shihab and actress Dian Sastrowardoyo are auctioning off several of their favorite sneakers through sneakers and streetwear platform Urban Sneaker Society.
“I will be auctioning off four of my favorite sneakers, the sneakers that I really like and I’ve worn them for special occasions. One of them being G-Dragon’s Para-Noise, which I wore at an awards show. To anyone who buys them, please take care of them well,” Najwa said in the video, mentioning a limited edition PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise” sneakers designed by BIGBANG leader, rapper G-Dragon — which was quickly sold out after its release in November.
Najwa’s other sneakers up for auction include the Nike Air Force 1 “Cactus Jack” designed by rapper Travis Scott, Nike x Off-White Dunk Low, and CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 ”Royale University Blue Silk” with sizes ranging from US 6.5 and 7.
Najwa added that a friend of hers has committed to match their donation with the highest bid, meaning that the amount of donation from the auction will be doubled.
As for Dian, she will be auctioning off eight sneakers, including Adidas Falcon Crystal White, Nike Air Huarache Run ‘91, and Reebok Instapump Fury, among others — with sizes ranging from US 7 to 8.5.
“I’m not a sneakerhead, but I really like wearing sneakers. The shoes that I’m donating are the ones that I still really like, still in good shape, and still feel brand new. I believe if I give up some of my favorite sneakers, they can be of help and will be useful to many,” Dian said in the video.
If you want to buy their sneakers, you’ll only have to comment on this post below with the format: Sneakers @najwashihab/@therealdisastr [sneakers name] [your bid price]. You can also bid for each pair of sneakers, instead of bidding for the whole collection.
The prices currently stand at IDR34 million for Najwa’s collection and IDR7 million for Dian’s, and the auction will close at 8pm tonight. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Najwa’s Konser Musik #DiRumahAja fundraising page on Kitabisa, which is intended for COVID-19 preventative measures as well as providing for the most vulnerable group of people who are impacted during the outbreak, including medical workers and those who mostly work outside, such as food sellers or ojol drivers.
As of this afternoon, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia surpassed the one thousand mark, with 1,046 in total. This includes 87 deaths and 46 recoveries.
US$1=IDR16,139 (March 27, 2020)