Kanye West’s Yeezys Are Most Valuable Shoes To Go Up For Auction
Provided By - Video Elephant on April 15, 2021
A pair of Kanye West’s Yeezys are going up for auction and will be the most valuable pair of shoes to be sold publicly.
The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes, which were designed by West in collaboration with Nike, have an estimated value of $1M.
The shoes were first worn by West at the rapper's performance at the Grammys in 2008.
They will be sold through Sotheby's auction house by shoe collector Ryan Chang.
The previous record sale price for a pair of sneakers at auction was $615,000 for a pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s in 2020.
Sneakers have become a highly sought-after collectible in recent years and now share a similar status to wine or jewelry.
A pair of sneakers designed by Bicion and Mache Custom Kicks were sold privately in 2016 for a reported $4 million.