The shoes' prototypes were made by Nike exclusively for West, and he wore them during his performance at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.
New York, NY Anyone who literally tries to put themselves in Kanye Westsshoes has to be a millionaire. According to a press release, Elite New York auction company Sothebys is selling the billionaireCan Tell Me Nothing rappers Grammy worn Nike Air Yeezy 1s sneakers from 2008 at a $1 million benchmark. Sothebys released a statement that its company is making the shoes available for direct purchase via private sale. Interested parties are invited to submit offers directly to Sothebys for consideration. View this post on Instagram A post shared by THE SOURCE (@applied.arts.nyc) The Nike Air Yeezy 1s priced in excess of $1 million is a record-high for Sothesbys and one of the highest valued sneakers on the market. The shoes prototypes were made by Nike exclusively for West in 2008. He wore the sneakers during his memorable performance of Stronger, the lead single of chart-topping third albums Graduation, with French electro-dance duo Daft Punk and his emotional rendition of Hey Mama dedicated to his late mother Donda West at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2008. This pair is critical to the development of the Yeezy franchise, which has become one of the most important sneaker and lifestyle brands in history, Sothebys Head of Streetwear & Modern Collectables Brahm Wachter said in the release. Debuted on-stage at the Grammys in 2008, the sneakers set off waves in the sneaker community as people tried to identify the mysterious pair.