Kanye West’s Sells For $1.8 Million In Private Auction

The Nike Air Yeezy sneakers Kanye West wore to the 2008 Grammy awards has been sold for $1.8 million in a private auction.

The sell sets a new world record for a pair of sneakers. The buying of the sneakers is reportedly RARES, a platform with interest in rare shoes.

Kanye West had reportedly designed the shoes in collaboration with Mark Smith for Nike. Kanye West had unveiled the design during his performance at the 2008 Grammys.

The years have elapsed and Kanye West’s value as a musician has more than quadrupled. However, during the same period, the songster’s respect for the Grammys has declined massively. At some point he had even urinated on one of his Grammys. But that’s by the way.

The news of the sale provoked a great debate among the songster’s fans on social media. Some wondered why anyone would spend that much money (about R25 million) on a pair of sneakers, insisting even if they should have that money, they wouldn’t spend it on pair of kicks.

One fan added defensively that Kanye has great value and anything that concerns him should have as much value.

What do you think, though? You may share your thoughts below, if you please.

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