Kanye West's $245 Nike Sneakers Sell Out, Reach More Than $16 Million on eBay

02/10/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Kanye West Nike SneakersCourtesy Nike; Inset:George Napolitano/FilmMagic

Some people really want to walk in Kanye West’s shoes. The rapper’s new collaboration with Nike — his Air 2 Red October sneakers — sold out in hours Sunday (no surprise), and they’ve already hit eBay (also, not surprising). But the current bidding price for Yeezy’s kicks did manage to surprise us (as in, jaws on the floor): £10,000,000 or roughly $16.4 million.

Nike announced on Twitter Sunday that that shoes were on sale, retailing for $245. And they sold out so quickly that the eBay sales started almost immediately. The sneakers are all red and feature gold embellishments on the laces (not real gold, although for the price people are willing to pay, you’d think it was.)

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The most ridiculous listing on eBay shows the top bid at more than 16 million bucks, but more sales have been popping up with “Buy It Now” prices as low as about £3,500.00 (about $5,748), which seems like a total steal by comparison!

What do you think of West’s new shoe? Would you splurge on it? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Celebs , Kanye West , Shoes
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Sue Tarlton on

I Don’t Even Half To Say Anything I Personally Think Everyone Eles had said it just Fine!😊

Danielle on

$245 is doable. Jordans and other shoes are costing way more.

Shantel on

Let the tax money rolll in..lol! How stupid! These shoes suck and are not worth it. Im sure men everywhere are skipping out on child support this month in order to buy these.

Maddie on

Kanye West is a piece of s h 1 t. Whether it’s him making these ugly shoes no one can afford (including his young fans) or her whining about her hair color and her closets, it all is just so disgustingly shallow. The more materialistic the better, I guess. Sad that these people are looked up to and admired. How about donating that money from those stupid shoes to hungry kids or school lunches for kids, or anything worth while.

Phyl on

This is pretty sick! (But aren’t all the groupies connected with the
Kardashians. You gotta be pretty low-life to have anything to do with them.) AND…. the people who make these dumb shoes only get paid 5o cents and hour! Yes, that’s right. I wouldn’t touch these
or take them if they were given to me. This is what happens when we buy or produce stuff in other countries. Our workers are out the job of making the shoes and no one cares, one way or the other. Nike’s and all not “made in America” should be avoided and not bought!

kate on

Okay a) no one with that kind of money would need to resort to ebay to get a pair of yeezys and b) no one with that kind of money would BUY a pair of yeezys

So this must be some kind of scam

Judy on

It’s just so so sad,what a pathetic world we live in.First off this guy has proven his ignorance,which I don’t even consider him a man or human being.But he sure is grinning his nasty Satan face at all you dumb added who paid for these stupid shoes.Just keep playing into the Kartrashin/Maybe Worthless Fund.You think he cares about any of you.ROFL!!! FOOLS!!!!!!

Mr G. on

If I was a Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey circus clown in need of completing my clown outfit I might buy a pair but that’s about it. You really have to be an idiot to wear these things.

Lilyflower on

He’s charging $245 for those ugly things? Kanye has lost his damn mind.

grandhuff on

With all the theft and violence involved in the youth wanting to have ‘only the best’ sneaker. So many youths are attacked by thugs (of all races), to steal their ‘high-end’ sneakers. Some have been killed. It is very irresponsible of kanye to create a shoe most people can’t afford. Of course, since when as he been responsible?

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