Immortal soles: Kanye West Nikes shatter sneaker record at auction

Immortal soles: Kanye West Nikes shatter sneaker record at auction

The Guardian

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  • Prototype Nikes worn at 2008 Grammys auctioned for $1.8m
  • Figure is triple that paid for Michael Jordan footwear last year

A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West during his performances of Hey Mama and Stronger at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold.

Sotheby’s announced on Monday that West’s so-called “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 fetched $1.8m in a private sale. It was acquired by Rares, a sneaker investment marketplace.

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