Kanye West’s Sneakers Are Already the Most Expensive In History

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The shoes that the rapper wore at the 2008 Grammy Awards ceremony have broken all records so far on the value that these accessories can reach in private auctions.

The legendary custom shoes that rapper Kanye West wore during the 2008 Grammy Awards ceremony – the first of the pairs of the Air Yeezy line that the musician designed in collaboration with the firm Nike – have broken all records registered so far. on the economic value that accessories of these characteristics can achieve in private auctions.

 

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During a ceremony held this week at the renowned Sotheby’s house, such striking footwear saw its price rise to $ 1.8 million thanks to the bids of an investment firm called RARES, which is precisely dedicated to the acquisition of these accessories -those that have historical importance, of course – in order to extract all possible economic returns from them later.

 

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The almost two million dollars in which the value of these iconic Air Yeezy has been estimated far exceeds the $ 560,000 dollars that were paid, last year and at Sotheby’s itself, for the shoes of the already dethroned king of this particular market niche. former basketball player Michael Jordan. His legendary Nike Air Jordan 1, which opened the ban on that revolution in sports footwear that occurred in the nineties and as a result of the planetary fame of the then Chicago Bulls player, held this particular world record until now.

 

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The already very expensive Nike by Kanye West was designed for such an important occasion by the rapper himself, Mark Smith, and Tiffany Beers -the latter, a designer of the multinational- in the so-called “Kitchen of Innovation” in Oregon. Several years later, in 2015, the musician finally dared to market his own Yeezy brand, and, following his remarkable success, Kanye can now boast of having become a “billionaire.”

 

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