Arnie’s 1958 Masters Wingtips for Sale

Arnold Palmer
These 1958 Masters Tournament golf shoes were worn & signed by Arnold Palmer.

With his daring play and winning personality, Arnold Palmer set the gold standard in golf and had the Midas touch when it came to product endorsements.

In the four-plus months since he died, the demand for Palmer memorabilia has underscored the earning power his golf success and personal qualities begat.

In December, a replica trophy depicting the Augusta National clubhouse that Palmer had purchased to commemorate one of his four Masters victories sold at auction for more than $444,000, reportedly the second-highest price ever paid for a golf memorabilia item. And now an autographed pair of FootJoy spikes that Palmer wore on the way to winning his first Masters title in 1958 is for sale.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is auctioning the nearly 60-year-old black-and-white wingtips, which it received from the son of a man who became friendly with Palmer after serving as his personal pilot in the mid-1960s, according to a lot description on the company’s website. As of Wednesday morning the current bid on the shoes was $5,500; the bidding is scheduled to end on Feb. 25.

The kicks are expected to fetch at least $15,000, according to Heritage Auctions’ guide value. No word on whether Odor-Eaters are included.


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The well-worn soles of Arnold Palmer’s 1958 wingtips.


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