SO SORRY to hear that Justin Bieber’s show failed to reach the auctioneer’s price – for the third time, apparently. Is it conceivable that this could coincide with the descending curve in his popularity, particularly with the world media? What a shame for such a spoilt, deluded and ultimately falling star.

Still, nil desperandum; it offers an opportunity for a final bid for this famous footwear. I for one am willing to go as far as 39 pence, provided of course that it is for a left foot – the one I had from Elvis gave out last week.

The Three Steps Forward charity is an admirable cause but perhaps they might consider whether they are entitled to far more worthy shoes than these.

Julian R. Powell Larch Grove Newport