Sotheby’s stated that a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 1, made for rapper Kanye West 13 years ago, was sold for a record $1.8 million.
The company said in a statement that the transaction is the highest price ever registered for sports shoes. At today’s exchange rate, the price of a pair of second-hand casual shoes is approximately NOK 14.9 million.
West wore these black shoes at the 2008 Grammy Awards. This is the prototype of a model made by the rapper in collaboration with Nike. These shoes were not put on the market until the following year.
The seller of the private sale is collector Ryan Chang, and must provide a record amount of market Rares.
Rares is a stock market used to invest in sports shoes, where users can buy expensive shoes, just like other traditional investors buy company stocks.
The price of a pair of Air Yeezy without sitting on the world-famous feet is usually between 2,000 and 4,000 US dollars.
The previous sneaker record was the first pair of Nike Air Jordans of $615,000. It was launched in August last year.