They officially went on sale this Saturday for $245, but some poor sucker paid $90,300 last Wednesday for a pair of Nike’s new Air Yeezy II sneakers, designed by the one and only Kanye West.
The kicks, which reportedly feature anaconda-textured leather, a spiked back end and glow-in-the-dark soles with a signature front strap, sold for almost six figures on eBay after 84 bids were placed. Meanwhile, fans camped out for days before Saturday’s launch, hoping to score a pair of Kanye’s one-of-a-kind sneaks.
“It’s been an experience,” one such camper, Francisco Torres, 33, told The New York Post. “I waited for a whole week, it was real intense. There was a lot of uncertainty. It was hard for them to keep the line in order. I actually got passes to NY Sports Club up the street and I would go and take showers every morning and then come back to the line.”
Another fan was even worried he’d be killed for the kicks. “I’d be a little stressed wearing them out today,” Jimmy Works, 23, told the Post. “People want these shoes to the point where they’ll shoot someone for them.” We, personally, have no idea what the big fuss is over these sneakers. Do you?