On June 9th, Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers will go on sale for about $245. But one lucky (crazy) eBay bidder decided to pay a premium price to get his shoes early. User pinoyako4life paid $90,300 for a pair of West’s new sneakers.
The shoes, of course, will be extremely hard to get once they hit store shelves this weekend. TMZ reports that people are already camping outside of stores for the shoe’s release on Saturday. Still, $90,000 seems a little excessive.
USA Today speculates that the ridiculously expensive auction may just be a publicity stunt. Other pairs of Air Yeezy 2 sneakers are selling for a few thousand on eBay. So why did this auction get so crazy? Did Kanye West pay $90,000 for his own pair of shoes just to create hype? Maybe it was some sort of performance art…
But let’s forget about $90,000 for a second. What makes the Air Yeezy 2 worth $245?
Nike Inc writes:
“Forging a new form of sport craftsmanship, the Nike Air Yeezy II blends classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demands of bringing hype to a crowd of thousands…. A primal, tactile approach to technology runs throughout every element of the Nike Air Yeezy II. Armored animalistic forms imbue the upper. Hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels are embellished with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The molded rear is sculpted with a reptilian inspired spike, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes was developed to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down.”
What do you think of Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers?