Kanye West signed Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers sell for $98,900
Carrie Bradshaw aka Sarah Jessica Parker made women go crazy over Manalo Blahnik’s with “Sex and the City,” but it’s not just the women who love their Manalo’s and Louboutin’s, even men covet their designer shoes like a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers designed by rapper Kanye West. The limited edition “Air Yeezy” sneakers initially hit the stores in 2009 and the “Air Yeezy II” was released on June 9, 2012. The Nike Kanye West collaboration got so popular that people camped outside select Nike stores to get a pair of the designer kicks. A pair of a pre-ordered pair priced at just $245 even went on to garner as much as a whopping $90,300 in a bidding frenzy on eBay. Now again, a pair of worn and signed Kanye West Yeezy 2s sneakers has been sold for $99,000 in a charity auction for Hurricane Sandy victims. Back when Nike Air Yeezy 2s hit the shelves, Kanye’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian tweeted out a photo of her new pair with hot pink and neon blue detailing, which matched her rapper beau’s solid black sneakers. Kim Kardashian tweeted, “His & Hers! #AirYeezys.”
The other most expensive shoes from Nike which have fetched astronomical prices in the past includes a pair of Nike Air Jordan silver shoes which were sold for $60,000, Nike Air Force 1 diamond studded sneakers which fetched $50k. Nike has also collaborated with basketball legend Kobe Bryant for its high-end basketball shoes “Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant Aston Martin sneakers.” Earlier, a pair of Nike MAG shoes that were worn by actor Michael J. Fox aka Marty McFly in the film “Back to the Future Part II” were auctioned in LA at the Montalban Theatre and the buyer was a 22-year-old British rapper, Tinie Tempah, who bought these cool futuristic shoes for cool $37,500.
Last year, a pair of legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s running spikes were auctioned off for $39,000, reinforcing the belief that men covet their shoes as much as the women do.