Someone Is Willing To Spend £500 On Jeremy Corbyn's Old Shoes

He's selling them for charity

The race to fill Jeremy Corbyn's shoes opened up to the general public today, as it emerged they're not very big at all.

In fact, they're pretty average: size nines, to be exact. They're also brown, a bit scuffed, and come from Mexico. Yours for £500 or more.

The Labour leader put them up for auction today in aid of The Small Steps Project, a charity that raises money for children living on rubbish dumps across the world.

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The brown, well-worn lace-ups, made by Mexican shoe firm EMYCO, have so far received eight bids - the highest at £500.

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Corbyn isn't the only celebrity to donate his shoes to the Small Steps Charity. Others include Kate Moss, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ronnie Wood, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Alba, Sir Tom Jones, Emma Watson, and many, many more.

Corbyn fought off a bitterly-contested run on his position as leader of the Labour Party in September - the second in a year.

And with murmurs of discontent continuing to rumble within the party, he may need more than just a sturdy pair of shoes to stay there.