Nike Shoes Designed by Kanye West Going For $90,000 on eBay
Jun 09, 2012 14:56
Kicks usually don't cost more than $1,000, at least, most of them. Except this outrageous one designed by Kanye West auctioning for $90,300 on eBay.
The shoe in question: the limited edition Air Yeezy 2 and it officially goes on sale Saturday for a retail price of $245. 5,000 pairs will be released by Nike, making it a hardcore sneaker collectors target.
A number of pre-ordered pairs have been up for auction on eBay, with bidding in the mid four figures, but it’s seller pinoyako4life who’s hit the biggest jackpot by far.
He (or she) originally posted the shoe with a starting price of $0.99 on May 30. The bidding topped $3,500 the next day and by June 5, it had hit five figures. It went from $10,200 to $20,000 in 20 minutes.
The same user eventually tapped out later that day after offering $49,999. The next bid for the shoes was $70,000 and price the kept escalating until a user identified only as a***1 swooped in at the last minute on June 6 with the winning bid of $90,300.
West first collaborated with Nike to design the original Air Yeezy in 2009. According to a tweet by West last December, he’s already at work on the Yeezy 3 as well.
The winner of the bid had better put the shoe on a throne or something. Or some super case to protect it. Would you pay so much for a shoe?
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