Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How else can you explain a pair of self-proclaimed “stinky shoes” going for thousands of dollars on eBay? Then again, Mac DeMarco is capable of the inexplicable. He posted the shoes with this description:

Will anyone buy an old stinky pair of shoes? I don’t know. Let’s wait and see. I’ll probably throw some other crap in the box before shipping it, I dunno what.
If you’re one of those kids who tried to take them off my feet while I was crowd surfing at some point this year, nice try jackass. But hey, here’s another opportunity for you to have them.

The shoes ended up going for a whopping $21,100. The proceeds will go to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The Salad Days signatory also posted a video of his girlfriend Kira smelling the shoes, for a firsthand account of their actual smelliness (they’re not that bad).

DeMarco also answered some fan questions during the bidding war. Here’s a full list of the questions, with highlights below.

 Q: I have bought Salad Days on CD and Vinyl – is this an early sign of upcoming mental health issues? Please advise.
A: Don’t think so. You should be okay

Q: i love you but my mom thinks that you are a reckless hillbilly who does nothing but smoke cigarettes and be foul. can you convince her otherwise? i cant seem to convince her myself. P.S. you should play an all ages show at brooklyn sometime goodbye mac (i love you)
A: Not a hillbilly, just Canadian, there’s a difference. Sorry mom. We’ll do a bk all ages show soon

Q: are the shoes in good condition??
A: They’ll probably last another two months if you wore them every day

Q: hey so whats the deal man?
A: Pee pee!!!

Q: Do you have any interest in trading a jar of ghost cum for your red clown shoes? #slimer Best Jeremiah
A: I don’t think they need any ghost cum at rock camp for girls

Mac DeMarco recently announced tour dates for the spring and summer. Check them out below.

01-15 Tokyo, Japan – Danikanyama Unit
01-16 Osaka, Japan – Shinsaibashi Sunhall
01-18 Seoul, South Korea – V-Hall
01-20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Cargo Bar @ Q4
01-22 Jakarta, Indonesia – Level II @ Foundry No. 8
01-24 Singapore – Gardens by the Bay – Laneway Festival
01-26 Auckland, New Zealand – Silo Park – Laneway Festival
01-30 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre*
01-31 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Showgrounds – Laneway Festival
02-01 Sydney, Australia – Sydney College of the Arts – Laneway Festival
02-01 Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory#
02-03 Melbourne, Australia – The Hi Fi Club*
02-04 Melbourne, Australia – The Hi Fi Club*
02-06 Adelaide, Australia – Harts Mill – Laneway Festival
02-07 Melbourne, Australia – Footscray Community Arts Centre and The Rivers Edge – Laneway Festival
02-07 Melbourne, Australia – Howler#
02-08 Fremantle, Australia – Esplanade Reserve and West End – Laneway Festival
02-21 Tlaltizapán, Mexico – Parque Natural Las Estacas – Bahidora Festival
04-12 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
04-14 Big Sur, CA – Loma Vista Gardens^
04-15 Big Sur, CA – Loma Vista Gardens^
04-19 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
04-20 San Francisco, CA – Independent^
04-22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
04-23 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre^
04-24 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
05-08 – 05-10 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05-08 – 05-10 Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch – Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation
06-02 Tel Aviv, Israel- Barby
06-07 London, UK – Field Day
06-11- 06-14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

* with The Murlocs
# with Connan Mockasin – DJ Set
^ with Dinner

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