Kanye West’s small black ‘Grammy Worn’ outfit, the 12th major Nike Air Yeezy 1 took $ 1.8m in special deals, Sotheby announced Monday.
Kanye West’s experiments that sent running shoes on fashion heels sold for $ 1.8m, the world’s newest price of shoes, Sotheby’s announced Monday.
Nike Air Yeezy’s 2008 “Grammy Worn” rap notes were examples of a line produced by West and Mark Smith at Nike. He was revealed when West performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
The buyer was a RARES sneaker maker, who paid the highest price listed for the pair. RARES is a leader with minimal ownership, allowing users to use sneakers when buying and selling shares.
The secret sale has tarnished the existing record in the tire market, with the highest of $ 560,000 Sotheby’s record in May 2020 in the 1985 Air Jordan 1s, designed and worn by basketball player Michael Jordan.
Black leather, size 12 Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototypes with Yeezy forefoot belt and signature Y type medallion purple straps.
Sold at Sotheby’s by Ryan Chang of New York.
West dressed them up for their work with Mothers and Gentlemen at the 2008 Grammy Awards, sparking excitement among fashionistas.
West ended his contract with Nike in 2013 and went with Adidas, while Yeezy shoes brought in about $ 1.7bn in 2020, according to Forbes.
“Our goal in purchasing this type of shoe – as well as its reputation – is to increase access and promote areas that have disrupted shoe culture and the tools for earning a living through RARES,” said Gerome Sapp, founder and CEO of RARES.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of street clothing and modern collections, said, “These stores show a lot of Kanye’s legacy as one of the manufacturers of clothing and footwear today.”