NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kanye West severed ties with Nike last year
after the 36-year-old rapper said the brand refused to pay him royalties. But his final collaboration with the company, Air Yeezy 2 sneakers known as Red Octobers, proved to be a hot commodity for shoe collectors when Nike suddenly put them on sale.
The pricey sneakers, which retailed for $245, sold in a matter of minutes after Nike made them available on Sunday afternoon.
They immediately started showing up on auction sites like eBay, where his shoes are going for thousands of dollars
Related UPI Stories
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.