Kanye West Nike Yeezy Protocol To Sell For Over $1 Million

If you want a pair of sneaker history, you’re going to have to pay big bucks for it. A rare protocol of music mogul Kanye West’s original Nike Yeezy prototype is being auctioned off for a pretty betty.

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Kanye West Nike Yeezy Protocol Estimated To Sell For $1M+

A Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype from 2008 is expected to sell for over $1 million at auction house Sotheby’s. This was Ye’s first sneaker with Nike, which he notably abandoned for bigger and better things at Adidas in 2013 and yes – he wore this specific pair.

“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,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectables. “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. Afterwards, we saw a series of collaborations between Kanye and Nike, and then later the birth of his line with adidas.” (Highsnobiety)

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When Will It Be Sold?

The size 12 shoe, which Kanye wore at the 50th Grammy Awards where he performed “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” on-stage, will be up for auction this week. Interested buyers can submit offers to Sotheby’s.

From April 16 to April 21, interested parties can submit offers on [the shoe]. The Kanye-worn Air Yeezy 1 is on offer from sneaker collector and curator of @applied.arts.nyc, Ryan Chang. It will be on display to the public from April 16 to April 21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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