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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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  • Lizard King 2012/06/12 18:28:06
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/06/12 18:05:17
    Ridiculous
    Margaret Jacobson
    don't even like them !! If someone knew you spent THAT much money on them WOULD THEY KILL YOU FOR THEM ??? OR THE MONEY ??
  • Healingme 2012/06/12 18:00:35
    Ridiculous
    Healingme
    To buy a pair of sneakers for $90,300 it's ridiculous i don't get it.There's better ways to invest your money.
  • silentart 2012/06/12 17:40:02
    Ridiculous
    silentart
    What's wrong with U S Keds or All Star sneakers? Both are good on basketball court too... I go for them, not Nike's
  • darazan 2012/06/12 17:30:37
    Ridiculous
    darazan
    +1
    They're pretty silly looking. I don't even think Lady Gaga would wear them.
  • PokerFace 2012/06/12 17:08:09
    Ridiculous
    PokerFace
    what is this sh*t?
  • lizard7 2012/06/12 17:05:19
    Ridiculous
    lizard7
    Too expensive for ugly shoes
  • Bob 2012/06/12 16:31:12
  • Margare... Bob 2012/06/12 18:03:36
    Margaret Jacobson
    you don't have to go to china , they probably make them in a sweat shop in california or miami even cheaper
  • Adrian1265 2012/06/12 16:21:07
    Ridiculous
    Adrian1265
    +2
    I wouldn't pay normal price for them let alone $90,300. Well stupidity has reached a new level..... Congrats!!!
  • Bucky 2012/06/12 16:17:29
    Ridiculous
    Bucky
  • Ameera Bucky 2012/06/13 08:12:58
    Ameera
    sadly thats not only in America, its in most countries
  • HannahFitz 2012/06/12 16:16:13
    Ridiculous
    HannahFitz
    +3
    oh, come on! their not even nice shoes.
  • the fuze 2012/06/12 16:11:10
    Ridiculous
    the fuze
    Totally ridiculous.
  • Andrew 2012/06/12 16:00:48
    Ridiculous
    Andrew
    +2
    I personally do not understand what would compell someone to spend that much money and make a arrogant rich man even more wealthy. The shoes themselves are ugly.
  • cheighti g 2012/06/12 15:59:08
    Rad
    cheighti g
    People like the dude. Let them buy the shoes at that price. Their prob.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/06/12 15:59:00
    Ridiculous
    Clay Slayer
    A fool and his money are soon Parted......P.T.
  • Ant 2012/06/12 15:44:24
    Rad
    Ant
    He's ultra famous. Of course his stuff sells for lots of money. I would be surprised if it didn't. I wonder how much the outfit he was wearing when he dissed Taylor Swift would go for. Hmmm.
  • I don't care 2012/06/12 15:31:26
  • Matt Forrester 2012/06/12 15:13:20
    Ridiculous
    Matt Forrester
    +1
    Not only is Kanye West a complete & utter w@nker in every way imaginable but these shoes are HIDEOUS...although I'm a Y-3 wearing adidas freak, I would still admit if a pair of Nikes looks good one of these days but this pair certainly don't threaten me having to do that anytime soon...these shoes also prove that some people really do have far more money than sense or taste.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/06/12 15:06:25
    Ridiculous
    Stan Kapusta
    +1
    I wonder if Kanye gave the guy 50 bucks to do it. Give the guy the money, buy the kicks. Get the money back and free publicity. He's officially a media clown. Join Hilton Kardashian and all the other no talent enquirer centerfolds.
  • Slick 2012/06/12 15:05:11
    Ridiculous
    Slick
    +1
    Pitiful!!!!
  • SteveB 2012/06/12 15:04:27
    Ridiculous
    SteveB
    +1
    This racist's shoes should be burned!
  • jacktown kid 2012/06/12 15:04:11
    Ridiculous
    jacktown kid
    Are you kidding me
  • mikeyavelli 2012/06/12 15:01:39
    Rad
    mikeyavelli
    it costs in materials about the same to make a rolls as it does a chrysler. it's the cache that sells, not the product itself.
    if it makes you feel good to swell the bank accounts of a dreamer on a shoe, go ahead. it's good for the economy.
  • Emily Barrington 2012/06/12 15:00:40
    Ridiculous
    Emily Barrington
    +1
    I understand that Kanye has made a name for himself, but $90,300? Some people have never laid there eyes on that ammount of money!
  • Car 2012/06/12 15:00:16
    Ridiculous
    Car
    Wow. 2 each its own
  • gocar 2012/06/12 14:58:25
    Ridiculous
    gocar
    Shame of the people who shell out such money for them. Better to donate to a worthy cause and feel good about yourself.
  • missa 2012/06/12 14:40:08
    Ridiculous
    missa
    +3
    at that price did kim kardasian come with them?
  • tomwebe... missa 2012/06/13 04:51:45
    tomweberdesigns
    +1
    No, but for an extra $90,000, Kim will "come" ON them!
  • missa tomwebe... 2012/06/14 19:21:06
    missa
    oh no thats horrible! lol! i seriously gagged! thanks!!!
  • prentice.pullins 2012/06/12 14:35:52
    Ridiculous
    prentice.pullins
    +1
    Know that is plan ridiculous... Them shoes will stay in the window collecting dust bunnies. I would get them but and aston martin sounds a whole lot better.
  • seasmoke70 2012/06/12 14:34:17 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    seasmoke70
  • Cochise 2012/06/12 14:28:53
    Ridiculous
    Cochise
    +1
    People with a whole lot of money to throw away..throws it away.
  • MiSsGlOoMyBeAr 2012/06/12 13:49:18
    Ridiculous
    MiSsGlOoMyBeAr
    +1
    Ridiculous another Celeb who gets on my tits! -_- zZzZzZ
  • Valeria Ramos 2012/06/12 13:33:25
    Ridiculous
    Valeria Ramos
  • Resp 2012/06/12 13:23:44
  • hera.hyseni 2012/06/12 13:16:42
    Ridiculous
    hera.hyseni
    +1
    It's totally rid.
    I don't get what people can do with $90,300 shoes
    I bet not walkin'
  • Tiah 2012/06/12 12:50:24
    Ridiculous
    Tiah
    +1
    His feet stink of arrogance so I think no.
  • yetunde adeboye 2012/06/12 12:42:08
    Ridiculous
    yetunde adeboye
    +1
    This is ridiculous

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