If you’re Kanye West superfans and would love to own one of his iconic sneakers that was designed specifically for the rapper, then, make a move as the Yeezy boss is selling a piece of his legendary sneaker collection.
Sotheby’s has recently listed the sample pair of Air Yeezy sneakers Kanye wore at the 2008 Grammys for his performance of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger.” The sneaker is currently valued at $1 million which is more than any other sneaker that has been previously listed with the auction outfit.
When Kanye rocked the sneaker in 2008, lovers of fashion went into a frenzy as they were unidentifiable save for the trademark Nike swoosh on the side.
The sneaker was designed by Kanye West and Mark Smith in Nike’s ‘Innovation Kitchen’ in Oregon. The footwear also features black leather uppers with perforations as well as a forefoot strap and “Y” medallion lace locks in bright pink.
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The sneaker is obviously a sneaker lovers dream and they’re also part of Kanye’s controversial musical legacy. His Grammys performance follows shortly after the death of his mother, Donda West, and was filled with heartbreaking emotion, making it one of the most memorable live performances of all time.
Not only will it change the sneaker industry with his surprise debut, Kanye whose Yeezy company would make him a billionaire. He won four Grammys that night, including Best Rap Album for ‘Graduation.’
Collector Ryan Chang is all set to showcase the sneaker in an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 16 to April 21; the Yeezys are only available for private sale, Chang shared on social media.