Kanye West’s latest shoe, the Yeezy 450 in Cloud White, sells out in under ONE MINUTE
Kanye West can’t keep his shoes from flying off the shelves.
The latest addition to his Adidas footwear line sold out in under one minute after being released on Saturday morning.
The Yeezy 450 went on sale in Cloud White after first garnering attention in 2020 when the 43-year-old rapper was spotted wearing their alien-like silhouette in Paris.
Yeezy 450: The latest addition to Kanye West’s Adidas footwear line sold out in under one minute after being released on Saturday morning
First sighting: The Yeezy 450 went on sale in Cloud White after first garnering attention in 2020 when the 43-year-old rapper was spotted wearing the alien-like silhouette in Paris
Kanye sported the bizarre shoes while strolling around the French city during Paris Fashion Week in March of last year.
He was in town to debut his Yeezy Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection and the shoe’s abstract proportions immediately sparked numerous memes online.
The model finally reached a wider audience a year later – for those lucky enough to snatch a pair.
High demand: Despite the numerous jokes about the new shoe, it flew off the shelves before most fans could even log into the Adidas app or YeezySupply.com to get a pair of their own
Despite the jokes, the demand was clearly high for the item as all pairs disappeared before most fans could even log into the Adidas app or YeezySupply.com to get their own.
Retailing for 200 bucks a pair, the Yeezy 450’s adopt a grey-beige, wholly knit construction for a sock-like fit.
But all conversation surrounding the shoe focused on the ribcage-like shape of its exoskeleton.
Unfortunately for those unable to purchase a pair, they’re now being resold for as much as 800 dollars.
Missed opportunity: Retailing for 200 bucks a pair, sneakerheads who were unable to purchase a pair of their own may have to shell out as much as 800 dollars on resale sites
Shoe designer: Kanye launched his first Yeezy shoe back in 2009 and quickly secured a hold on the sneaker game, with popular releases like the Air Yeezy 2 SP ‘Red October’ in 2014
‘YEEZY 450 release was some BS. 15 minutes of “you’re in the waiting room, don’t refresh” with the page refreshing itself until sold out,’ Tweeted one annoyed fan.
‘Release @ 7am, sold out by 7:01. People was hating on this shoe all year, but never keep the same energy on release day #yeezy450,’ said another.
Kanye first teased these sneakers on social media during summer 2018 with sketches of its much-discussed design.
This long-awaited drop is among the nine styles Adidas will release from its Yeezy line throughout the month.
Personal struggle: Kanye has his successful businesses to distract him from his breakup with Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce last month after almost seven years of marriage