Chris Martin's homemade boots raise $6,000 for Small Steps Project

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's homemade boots have provided the star attraction at a celebrity shoe charity auction.

The signed size 12s sold for £3,600 ($5,769) in the online auction, which ended on October 21.

Chris Martin Small Steps Project shoes
Chris Martin's army of fans helped his homemade boots to £3,600

The money will go to help the Small Steps Project, which provides aid to children forced to live and work on rubbish dumps around the globe, including much needed pairs of shoes.

And at £3 a pair, Chris Martin's contribution will put shoes on the feet of 1,200 children who desperately need them.

"These shoes come from the beginning of the Mylo xyloto album project. They are sort of homemade and I love them, and am proud to be asked to donate them to this wonderful cause," the singer said prior to the auction.

The strong result is testament to Martin's 8m Twitter followers, as well as the time and effort he took to let his fans know about the sale, the charity's founder, Amy Hanson, told Paul Fraser Collectibles.

"If all celebrities used their 'celebrity' to create awareness in the way that Chris Martin does the world would be a better place!" she said.

Other highlights included Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood's hand painted and signed Belstaff boots, which made £1,231 ($1,973), and comedian Ricky Gervais' suede Pumas, which achieved £820 ($1,314).


The auction raised £13,500 ($21,650) in all, a significant improvement on 2011.

The online sale follows a London-based live event earlier in the month, which saw Liz Hurley's Jimmy Choos make £1,300 ($2,089).

Click here for more information on the Small Steps Project.

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