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Kanye West Air Yeezy II Sneakers Sell for $90,300: Rad or Ridiculous?

Living 2012/06/11 19:00:00
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They officially went on sale this Saturday for $245, but some poor sucker paid $90,300 last Wednesday for a pair of Nike's new Air Yeezy II sneakers, designed by the one and only Kanye West.

The kicks, which reportedly feature anaconda-textured leather, a spiked back end and glow-in-the-dark soles with a signature front strap, sold for almost six figures on eBay after 84 bids were placed. Meanwhile, fans camped out for days before Saturday's launch, hoping to score a pair of Kanye's one-of-a-kind sneaks.



“It’s been an experience," one such camper, Francisco Torres, 33, told The New York Post. “I waited for a whole week, it was real intense. There was a lot of uncertainty. It was hard for them to keep the line in order. I actually got passes to NY Sports Club up the street and I would go and take showers every morning and then come back to the line."

Another fan was even worried he'd be killed for the kicks. "I’d be a little stressed wearing them out today," Jimmy Works, 23, told the Post. "People want these shoes to the point where they’ll shoot someone for them." We, personally, have no idea what the big fuss is over these sneakers. Do you?
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  • mm61675 2012/07/25 17:35:03 (edited)
  • Dave 007 2012/06/17 13:34:47
    Ridiculous
    Dave 007
    Only in American would someone pay that much for junk.
  • PumpkinMuncher 2012/06/16 19:32:28
    Ridiculous
    PumpkinMuncher
    Is he stupid? Wait dont answer that I already know the answer.
  • cc 2012/06/16 06:49:34
    Ridiculous
    cc
    +1
    Dumb! I guess if your shoes will sell for 100k....go for it! I'd do it! I wouldn't pay $10 for Kayne's clod hoppers.
  • Claire Greenewald 2012/06/15 10:28:56
    Ridiculous
    Claire Greenewald
    Oh I see, its one of those titanium alloy space shoes with jet packs on the bottom that allow you to fly! No? Just retarded looking glow in the dark $90,300 dollar shoes? No one man should be all that stupid.
  • delo 2012/06/14 21:27:54
    Ridiculous
    delo
    +1
    He's stupid to spend that much money on shoes that he could have gotten for $245. That can feed families for years.
  • Call me Mark willya? 2012/06/14 20:30:38 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    Call me Mark willya?
    +1
    I have no respect for anyone that would pay that much for a pair of kicks, or ANY shoes for that matter, even if they were made of platinum. Ridiculous isn't the word for it, try Richtarded (for those of you that can't figure that out it's rich and retarded)

    Oh, and did I mention they're ugly in the extreme?
  • amazinggrace 2012/06/14 14:51:41
    Ridiculous
    amazinggrace
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/06/14 06:53:19
    Ridiculous
    Fariborz-Zak
    how the other half lives???????????????????
  • Trini 2012/06/14 02:33:37
    Ridiculous
    Trini
    +3
    And we wonder why some people hate and despise America.
  • Trini Trini 2012/06/14 02:37:12
    Trini
    And I say that's why you just gotta love America!
  • Kozmo 2012/06/14 00:18:32 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    Kozmo
    +2
    A Fool & his money are soon parted. With that money, would've bought some land.
  • Justin Teufel Hunden 2012/06/13 20:35:02
    Ridiculous
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    He likes it...same as having some Kim K booty. I should film self poking a tiny floozy...would boost my ego to his delusional level by fooling others to believe I'm something that I'm not. Why the hell are there so many stupid questions asked?
  • Nandy 2012/06/13 15:07:44
    Ridiculous
    Nandy
    +1
    What is up with the idolization of celebrities? The only thing that makes them different from the rest of us is more people know their name. I desperately hope that money went to charity! It disgusts me the level of materialism and selfishness some people are capable of.
  • R0ckN4J35u5 2012/06/13 12:47:10
    Ridiculous
    R0ckN4J35u5
    I dont like 'em. But i bet the dude who waited in line and made 90k is pretty happy!!!!
  • Ameera 2012/06/13 08:10:52
    Ridiculous
    Ameera
    +1
    even if i was filthy rich i would hope that i would spend my money on better things
  • Blueskys 2012/06/13 05:20:09
    Ridiculous
    Blueskys
    easy come. ..easy go.

    some rich kid I suppose.
  • HendryChaves 2012/06/13 03:17:36
  • MistyFay8879 2012/06/13 02:16:14
    Ridiculous
    MistyFay8879
    They are just shoes and ugly ones at that! Give me that money & I'll put it to better use than this!
  • Lucy Pannell 2012/06/13 01:41:44
    Ridiculous
    Lucy Pannell
    ...and anyone willing to pay that price needs to have an evaluation at a psychiatric institution!!!
  • Katelin Rose Harris 2012/06/12 23:40:44
    Ridiculous
    Katelin Rose Harris
    THEY ARE SHOES!
  • xXChemical_RomanticXx 2012/06/12 23:01:50
    Ridiculous
    xXChemical_RomanticXx
    +1
    One, they are just shoes. Two, ugly ones at that. Three, oooh, they glow in the dark! How awesome. Are people like, five years old?? What a waste of money and material.
  • jas wats 2012/06/12 21:23:28
    Ridiculous
    jas wats
    +2
    I generally always vote for free market, but Kanye is a jerk-off so anything from him is ridiculous.
  • jas wats jas wats 2012/06/12 21:27:40
    jas wats
    +1
    Aren't velcro straps for tards? Figures then.
  • Sperry23 2012/06/12 21:20:56 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    Sperry23
    +2
    This reminds me of a joke I heard back in grade school. A kid is selling lemonade. A guy walks up and asks "How much?"



    Kid says "A million dollars a glass!"



    "You're not going to sell many glasses at that price" says the guy.



    Kid replies "I only have to sell one!"
  • David 2012/06/12 21:16:54
    Ridiculous
    David
    +1
    Look at the demographic map. LOL.
  • Skar 2012/06/12 21:13:20
    Ridiculous
    Skar
    +3
    They're hideous, some people will buy anything.
  • syl 2012/06/12 20:49:24
    Ridiculous
    syl
    +2
    They're not even cool-they're ugly!

    I wouldn't give a pile of do-do for anything by him.
  • Boss 2012/06/12 19:55:38
    Ridiculous
    Boss
    +3
    some have too much money....waste!!
  • katywon 2012/06/12 19:52:28
    Ridiculous
    katywon
    +2
    Kanye is just another newly rich big kid with talent who has fallen into the prostitution of fame. It exists and they don't know they are there until they find themselves back out on the street at some point in their live. Not saying he won't have money but he is no Jackie Wilson or Otis Redding.
  • Mark Twain 2012/06/12 19:45:50
    Ridiculous
    Mark Twain
    +4
    Its sad when culture degenerates to a value system that values shoes more than the people in them
  • RainbowKisses(: 2012/06/12 19:45:04
    Ridiculous
    RainbowKisses(:
    +1
    Too damn much for some UGLY shoes smh-.-
  • VintageLys 2012/06/12 19:32:45
    Ridiculous
    VintageLys
    +1
    sneakers should neverrrr be that much or any clothing for that matter
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/06/12 19:23:27
    Ridiculous
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +6
    Those are some ugly shoes... not to mention they were made by a doucebag.... Douchebag Kanye west
  • Thatdude 2012/06/12 19:16:34
    Ridiculous
    Thatdude
    Shoes should never be that much money.... They are nice tho. And stop hating on Kanye... Hes a musical genius
  • chgo 2012/06/12 19:15:00
    Ridiculous
    chgo
    +1
    Them ugly things.
  • Tre 2012/06/12 19:13:07
    Ridiculous
    Tre
    That's real ignorant.
  • George Spilly 2012/06/12 19:00:10
    Ridiculous
    George Spilly
    I am lost for words.Plus 2 tell you the truth I just don't Understany anymore.
    GOD HELP US
  • dimwit 2012/06/12 18:48:23 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    dimwit
    Kangay's sneakers are OK, but Taylor Swift just released a news feed that she is coming out with her own diggs which are far superior to the gay guy's pitter-patters.

    She's even releasing a song to run with the commercial called "Stomp on the interruptor"
  • El Prez 2012/06/12 18:34:45
    Ridiculous
    El Prez
    +1
    Fools will be fools. These things are produced for a fraction of the "regular" price, which is the initial rip off. However, you can't stop a determined fool. The culture that values a damned shoe over human life is doomed to failure. The hip-hop kings better start telling their followers the truth, the smell of death is not pretty.

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