Monday 21 January 2019

Kanye West explains the logic behind his too-small Yeezy sandals

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during Paris Fashion Week
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian West has spoken of her delight after a great-grandmother jailed for life was released from prison (Ian West/PA)
Kim Kardashian with husband Kanye West and their children North, Saint and Chicago.
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kanye West: husband, father-of-three, rapper, renaissance and purveyor of too-small sandals has clarified his reasoning behind his controversial new Yeezy slip-ons.

While attending rapper 2 Chainz's wedding with wife Kim Kardashian in Miami earlier this month, he complemented his mint greet shirtless suit with a pair of pool slides from his latest collection, footwear which was clearly not his shoe size.

His shoes didn't quite reach break-the-internet levels, but it provoked him enough to respond. He shared a side by side picture on Twitter, with a close-up of his foot hanging off the edge of his shoes and a pair of the traditional Japanese geta, with the caption, "The Japanese Way."

They are a merger of clogs and flips flops with an elevated wooden base.

Vogue did the heavy lifting and contacted Dana Buntrock, Department of Architecture chair, Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley for expert insight, who told the publication: "I’m actually not sure why the shoe is worn like that, but Mr. West is right to say it often is. However, I have not seen the practice carry over to pool sandals."

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