DJ AM (born Adam Goldstein) was renowned as a wizard behind the decks, but those who knew him well also were aware that the late celebrity DJ was also a major sneaker head.
Now, an online auction of more than 800 of AM's beloved kicks will benefit a few of his favorite organizations that aid with substance addiction and recovery. The eBay auction kicks off at 4:30 on Sunday and lasts through December 14, with the DJ AM Memorial Fund pledging to distribute 100 percent of the proceeds to charity.
AM, who died in August of an accidental drug overdose just as he was wrapping work on the MTV recovery program "Gone Too Far," was an inveterate shoe hound, amassing an impressive collection of Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse and BAPE sneakers over more than a decade.
The Las Vegas Sun reported that the collection for sale includes both worn and unworn items from the collection, including "one of 200 pairs of Nike PlayStation Air Force 1s and one of 50 pairs of Eminem Air Jordan 4s, along with Supreme Dunks; Supa Dunks; Hyperstrikes; Air Jordan PEs; and other rare, retro and limited-edition shoes."
The Los Angeles-based sneaker shop Undefeated will also showcase 18 pairs of Goldstein's sneakers at three of their stores in the city, though those kicks will not be part of the auction. AM's shoe fetish even landed him a cameo on "Entourage" in an episode where he beat out fellow shoe obsessive Turtle in a bid to get a pair of rare Fukijama Laser Air Force 1s.