Elvis Presley's sole pair of blue suede shoes going up for auction in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.
The well-worn, size 10 brogues are expected to fetch $80,000 during the sale by Julien's Auctions, reports the Daily Mail. The shoes were ordered specially for Presley after his 1956 song "Blue Suede Shoes" shot up the charts, making for one of the most memorable songs of his career. The shoes are the only known pair of blue suede shoes owned by Presley.
The brogues -- which were part of his stage wardrobe -- belonged to Presley for a total of four years. Presley gave them to his friend Joe Esposito after serving in the U.S. Army. They were purchased by a museum owner in 1994 and put on display at his Elvis-A-Rama institution in Las Vegas.
"In terms of collectors' items it doesn't get better than Elvis' very own blue suede shoes," said Darren Julien from Julien's Auctions. "The highest bidder will also receive a 1956 letter from the manager of Presley's wardrobe supplier. It includes a request from Nudie's Rodeo Tailors for Presley's clothing and shoe sizes."
The shoes come complete with blue laces and gold grommets.
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