Nike Air Yeezy 2 by Nike and Kanye West Sold for $98,900
It is not such a commonly known fact that men can fall in love with footwear about the same way women adore shopping for Louboutin heels. Maybe they aren’t that impressed by a pair of Manolo, but they certainly fancy the Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. The limited edition shoes hit the stores on the 9th of June last year and were designed by famous rapper Kanye West. Although a pair was sold on eBay for a mind-blowing $90,300, a pre-ordered pair cost only $245. Even more impressive was the fact that a pair worn and signed by the rapper himself was sold at a charity auction held to gather money for Hurricane Sandy victims for no less than $99,000. Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s sweetheart, showed her support by posting a photo on Twitter of the brand new kicks designed by her boyfriend.
This was not the first pair by Nike to be sold for an amazing price. For instance, a pair of Air Force 1 diamond-set sneakers was sold for $50,000, whereas the Air Jordan silver pair fetched a whopping $60,000. Other famous sneakers by the brand include the Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant Aston Martin model created in collaboration with basketball star Kobe Bryant, the Nike MAG model that was worn by Michael J. Fox and bought by Tinie Tempah for $37,500 at an auction, and, of course, the pair designed for Usain Bolt, the Jamaican Sprinter, that was sold for $39,000.