Clearly, some people just don’t know what to do with their money because they’re out here in these streets throwing it away on the dumbest things. Personally, unless it’s $20 dollars or less, I’m not spending a whole bunch of money on somebody’s old, funky-ass pair of shoes. However, when the shoes belong to self-proclaimed Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West, people are willing to waste a damn near two million dollars for a pair of sneakers that look like part of the uniform at all of the Sizzlers in Hell.
Now, before you start thinking these are just the sneakers that Kanye wore to run away from Kim and the kids and his other responsibilities, they aren’t. He famously wore the prototype Nike Air Yeezy 1 sneakers during his 2008 Grammy performance which took place a few months after he lost his mother Donda West in December of 2007.
Hence, these are somewhat nostalgic. And being as such, TMZ reports that during a private auction brokered by Sotheby’s the sneakers sold for a huge price tag, breaking the record Michael Jordan set just last year for the most expensive pair of sneakers ever sold.
The $1.8 million sale price completely shatters the record for the most expensive pair of sneakers ever sold … it’s the first pair to sell for over $1 million, nearly tripling the previous high of $615k for a pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s Michael Jordan wore when he broke a backboard during a preseason game in Italy.
In other ugly Yeezy shoes news, Yeezy’s hideous prison shoes, which go for around $55 each, came out in three new colors yesterday (cat barf, baby barf, and diarrhea) and immediately sold out!
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But back to those sneakers, the fact that ANYONE would pay $1.8 million on an old pair of shoes worn by Kanye before he joined forces with Satan’s mistresses (aka The Kardashians) boggles my mind because who has that kind of money? Apparently, the sneakers weren’t sold to a person. Instead, a company named RARES purchased them, and they’re a sneaker investment marketplace. So basically, these ugly fuckers are going to be sold again and make even more money than they did at the Sotheby’s auction. But If we’re being completely honest I don’t believe there’s a company named RARES at all. I think Kanye is secretly selling all his shit to prepare for the epic drama of his divorce from Kim. Or maybe he’s trying to hide all the good shit from her before she gets her grubby little hands on everything he holds near and dear. You don’t fool me, Yeezy.