Kanye West’s 2008 Nike Air Yeezy prototypes at the moment are the costliest sneakers in historical past, having bought for $ 1.eight million

#Roommates, Kanye West may be holding back in public, but he’s making big money movements behind the scenes – and his latest accomplishment just made history. According to recent reports, Kanye West’s first prototype pair, Yeezys, officially broke the world record and are now the most expensive sneaker ever after selling for nearly $ 2 million!

@CNN reports that when Kanye West performed at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, he was wearing the first Nike Air Yeezy prototypes, which were never officially released for sale. Fast forward 13 years later and these Yeezys have just earned the title of Most Expensive Sneakers in History after being sold for $ 1.8 million in a private sale. The shoes nearly doubled their initial valuation of $ 1 million and are the first sneakers to ever sell for more than that amount, according to famous auction house Sotheby’s.

The Yeezys, which were Ye’s own size 12 pair, were acquired by RARES – an investment platform that allows users to buy and trade limited edition stocks and coveted sneakers. Gerome Sapp, CEO and co-founder of the company, described the sneakers as “a piece of history”. In addition to financial value, the 2008 Nike Air Yeezy prototypes are sentimental – as these were the same shoes Kanye wore when he paid an emotional tribute to his mother Donda West at the Grammys with an acapella performance of ‘ Hey mama ‘performed. after her tragic death.

Sapp added, “Our goal in purchasing such an iconic shoe is to improve accessibility and enable the communities that spawned the sneaker culture to gain financial freedom through RARES.

Meanwhile, Brahm Wachter, director of Streetwear & Modern Collectibles at Sotheby’s, reiterated Kanye’s cult status, saying that selling the shoes at such a historic price “speaks volumes of Kanye’s legacy as one of the most influential apparel and sneaker designers of our time. “

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