Mac DeMarco made headlines a few years ago when he sold a pair of his old sneakers for over $21,000 to raise money for charity, and again more recently when he put one of his old couches up for auction, with proceeds going towards a charitable cause in his native Canada. Now it appears the indie rocker is joining a handful of artists including Lorde, Paul McCartney, Sia and many others who are donating their signed footwear to raise money in the name of fighting global poverty.
As Pitchfork reports, a huge list of artists that also includes Grimes, Killer Mike, Tiesto, Patti Smith, Moby, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and more are putting their autographed shoes up for auction to raise money for Small Steps Project. The United Kingdom-based non-profit helps to provide aid to the less fortunate citizens of the world who live in landfills and garbage environments. Recording artists are not the only ones getting involved in the project, as Hollywood stars including Natalie Portman and Idris Elba have also donated their signed shoes to the project, along with professional athletes like Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova.
Fans can choose to bid on Killer Mike’s Air Jordans, Sia’s doodle-covered Vans or Sia’s white rhinestone cowgirl boots, just to name a few. Whichever pair fans decide to spend their hard-earned money on buying, they can at least know that their purchase is going towards an extremely good cause.
Fans and interested buyers can click here to see the full listing of celebrities who are involved and the shoes they’re offering up for auction.