This unique Kanye x Nike Air Yeezy sneaker is a collector’s dream
Earlier this year, the first pair of Nike Air Yeezy ever seen in public sold for a record $ 1.8 million. Kanye West made his sneaker debut at the 2008 Grammys, and as his sneaker empire grew and moved to Adidas, the ‘worn by the game’ shoes are among the most significant in cultural history. .
This week, another one-of-a-kind Air Yeezy swatch surfaced, and it comes in a color palette never seen before. A collector who passes by MCsneakers on Instagram posted images of a prototype used for wear testing before the Air Yeezy went on sale in 2009. As remarkable as the off-white, pink and blue color scheme is the lack of strap that would be seen on the final product.
According to the collector, West cut the strap himself to help him decide if he wanted to keep it. Signs of wear are clearly visible on the shoe, although the owner has not clarified whether it was Kanye who wore them.
Not to sell – The anonymous collector behind the Instagram account made it clear in his bio that all of the sneakers featured are from his personal collection and are not for sale. If the person were to decide to sell their Air Yeezy sample, it’s not even clear what it would be worth as this is the first time the general public has seen the sneakers.
The MCsneakers collection also features another pair of Air Yeezy samples that were already known to exist. The black prototype with a phosphorescent outsole was put on sale by Flight Club in 2017 for $ 100,000, but it’s unclear if the collector is exactly the same pair. Right now, Flight Club is also offering a pair of Air Yeezy 2 âSolar Redâ samples on sale for over $ 15,000, which are largely similar to the model on sale.
Of course, there is probably someone who will not be put off by the “not for sale” warning. And if that’s you, you might try to come up with a number that can’t be refused.