The Yeezy jumped over the Jumpman.
Kanye West superfans quickly can personal a chunk of the rap legend’s sneaker assortment — for a steep worth.
Sotheby’s has listed the pattern pair of Air Yeezy sneakers West, 43, wore on stage on the 2008 Grammys for his efficiency of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger.” They’re at the moment valued at $1 million — greater than any sneaker beforehand listed with the public sale home.
The dimensions-12 sneakers despatched style fanatics right into a frenzy on the time, as they had been unidentifiable save for the trademark Nike swoosh on the facet.
Designed by West and Mark Smith in Nike’s “Innovation Kitchen” in Oregon, they characteristic black leather-based uppers with perforations in addition to a forefoot strap and “Y” medallion lace locks in brilliant pink.
Not solely are the ultra-rare sneakers a sneakerhead’s dream, however they’re additionally half of West’s sophisticated musical legacy. His Grammys efficiency got here shortly after the demise of his mom, Donda West, and was crammed with heartbreaking emotion, making it one of probably the most memorable stay performances of all time.
Along with altering the sneaker business along with his shock debut, the rapper — whose Yeezy empire would later make him a billionaire — additionally received 4 Grammys that evening, together with Greatest Rap Album for “Commencement.”
Collector Ryan Chang is ready to showcase the sneakers in an exhibition on the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre from April 16 to April 21; the Yeezys are solely out there for personal sale.