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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  • none 2012/06/11 20:20:19
  • FunkyMunky 2012/06/11 20:14:21
    Kanye sucks.

    kanye sucks
  • heartsonfire 2012/06/11 20:14:06
    There are so many things I could have bought with that amount of money. SMH.
  • SoD heartso... 2012/06/11 23:07:51
    Me too. Such as the condo I am currently paying off and the SUV of my choice.
  • Gasbagmike 2012/06/11 19:49:26
    who the hell would buy expensive shoes from a horrible singer?
    buy expensive shoes horrible singer
  • Cal Gasbagmike 2012/06/12 06:13:04
    Who the hell would pay more than $200 for shoes? Even $200 is pushing it. I average out around $80 myself...and I look fine.
  • Chip Cal 2012/06/12 15:55:52
    I paid like $70 for my Etnies and I felt bad doing that.
  • Gasbagmike Cal 2012/06/12 20:03:13
    I get New Balance Shoes that are American made! They cost about $30-50 at Kholes. Not only i get good priced shoes, I help American workers and I get great American quality shoes
  • Ant Gasbagmike 2012/06/12 15:58:46
    Someone that thinks they look good, I suppose, but has a horrible sense of fashion. Oh,and he is not a singer. He is a rapper. There is a difference.
  • Gasbagmike Ant 2012/06/12 20:04:16
    Ok, your right, there is a huge difference. You need talent to sing.
  • Stacie 2012/06/11 19:47:19
    There is not much about Kanye that is not ridiculous.
  • Phil On... Business 2012/06/11 19:46:46
    Phil On... Business
    I don't even know where to start on how STUPID this is...
  • YourGurll<3 2012/06/11 19:45:54
    There not even a good stylee...Jordan's are way better then that .
  • sade4 2012/06/11 19:36:24
    Who's tha jack ass that paid that much money for it ' yea it looks hot but it ain't dat hot for no damn 90,000 smfh ' jus because Kanye rude ass made tha sneaker ' REALLY !
  • Níl mé leat 2012/06/11 19:01:00 (edited)
    Níl mé leat
    Unless these shoes come with a portective barrier that springs up and wraps around the person wearing them to keep them free from any and all possible dangers that could lead to the wearers sure and sudden death these shoes are worth no more than $70 (and I say that because they are Nikes and you are mostly paying for the brand name).
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/11 18:55:07
    Sister Jean
  • Heavy 2012/06/11 18:52:32
    Enough said.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/06/11 18:46:08
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    kanye is wack
  • Ant Siniste... 2012/06/12 15:55:53
    No, whoever bought his shoes is whack. Kanye just does what it takes to remain rich and famous. Everybody ragged on him after he dissed Taylor Swift but his name was in everybody's mouth. Infamous is still famous and he is still raking in the money. Nothing whack about doing what it takes to get filthy rich.

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