Kanye West trainers on eBay for £10million
The red versions of the rapper’s trainers, the delayed Air Yeezy 2, were guerrilla-released following an Twitter announcement by Nike yesterday
Just when you thought Kanye West was losing grip on the fashion world, a pair of his trainers goes for upwards of £10million on eBay.
The coveted red versions of the rapper’s trainers, the delayed Air Yeezy 2, were guerrilla-released following an announcement by sports giants Nike via their Twitter account yesterday.
In just 11 minutes, the shoes, nicknamed the Red October trainers, quickly appeared on eBay at prices well above the recommended £220, with one pair going for an eye-watering £10million.
West has had a turbulent relationship with Nike in the past and criticised the brand for not pushing to manufacture more of his popular sportswear.
The disagreement led to the musician signing a new deal with rival brand Adidas recently.
“I can make music, I can do it, but I shouldn't be limited to one place of creativity,” West said in an interview with Zane Lowe last year.
“You guys don't understand that I did the Yeezys and they eBayed for $90,000 but I didn't get a call from Nike the next day.”
The Red October version of the Air Yeezy 2 models are one the most sought-after styles on the market. Referring to himself as the “Tupac of product” he went on to say that his Adidas contract was set to make him “bigger than Walmart”.
West recently revealed that he’s started work on his next solo album, and hopes to release it sometime this summer.
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Pope Francis joins calls for EU action on boat refugees
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers recruited by the Shia Houthi rebels who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Isis in Afghanistan: Group claims responsibility for Jalalabad suicide bombing that killed 35
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...
£22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen at th...
£36000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...