Wednesday 22 October 2014

Say that again? Kanye West trainers on eBay for €12m

Jenn Selby

Published 10/02/2014 | 16:56

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17:  Singer Kanye West arrives at the Givenchy  Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show as part of Paris Fashion Week  on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
West has had a turbulent relationship with Nike in the past and criticised the brand for not pushing to manufacture more of his popular sportswear. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

Just when you thought Kanye West was losing grip on the fashion world, a pair of his trainers goes for upwards of €12 million on eBay.

The coveted  red versions of the rapper’s trainers, the delayed Air Yeezy 2, were guerrilla-released following an announcement by sports giants Nike via their Twitter account yesterday.

In just 11 minutes, the shoes, nicknamed the Red October trainers, quickly appeared on eBay at prices well above the recommended €264, with one pair going for an eye-watering €12 million.

West has had a turbulent relationship with Nike in the past and criticised the brand for not pushing to manufacture more of his popular sportswear.

The disagreement led to the musician signing  a new deal with rival brand Adidas recently.

“I can make music, I can do it, but I shouldn't be limited to one place of creativity,” West said in an interview with Zane Lowe last year.

“You guys don't understand that I did the Yeezys and they eBayed for $90,000 but I didn't get a call from Nike the next day.”

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Referring to himself as the “Tupac of product” he went on to say that his Adidas contract was set to make him “bigger than Walmart”.

West recently revealed that he’s started work on his next solo album, and hopes to release it sometime this summer.

(Independent.co.uk)

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