When you’re considered the world’s fastest person almost anything in association with your name becomes a hot commodity.
According to a Hertfordshire Police report released on Friday, a pair of Usain Bolt’s Puma shoes bought at a charity auction were stolen on Dec. 21.
The Puma spikes were autographed by Bolt, the current 100m and 200m world record holder and arguably one of the most successful track and field athletes of all time, in an effort to raise money for Sport for Freedom.
The shoes were in a black frame with a certificate of authenticity and a picture of Usain Bolt. All three items were stolen from a vehicle containing the valuables in the vicinity of Marlborough School, located north of Oxford, England, according to the report.
“The item was purchased for a significant amount of money and the victim had planned to display it at home,” Constable Ben Kirby said in the police report.
Bolt has been a Puma athlete since he was a junior athlete and is expected to retire following the 2017 IAAF World Championships.