Nike Air Yeezy 1 which was worn by Kanye West at the Grammy Awards in 2008, set a new record. The shoes were sold for 1.8 million dollars during a private sale at Sotheby’s.
The RARES company bought the sneakers and thus broke the record for the most costly sale of sneakers made in public. It was reported, this is nearly three times bigger than the previous record. A pair of Air Jordan 1 dating back to 1985 was designed and wearable by Michael himself. Then in 2020, the shoes were sold for a price of 560,000 dollars. In addition, the Air Yeezy 1 prototype is also considered the first-ever recorded sale of sneakers for over 1 million dollars.
This particular prototype is a kind of a hint of West’s serious plans concerning sneakers. Once, the collaboration between Kanye and Nike had a huge success. But then, unfortunately, West’s relationship with Nike spoiled, and then in 2013, he signed a partnership with Adidas. Since then, he has expanded his Yeezy sneaker and clothes sales to an incredibly high level. Earlier this year, Yeezy’s fortune was estimated between 3.2 to 4.7 billion dollars.
For years, there have been rumors of a collaboration between West and Nike. But when West appeared in prototypes of the Air Yeezy 1 during Grammy Awards in 2008, then something similar to the proof of upcoming collaboration arose.
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