Kanye West's 'Nike Air Yeezy 2' sneakers fetch high prices on eBay after speedy sellout

Kanye West's sneaker design sold out within minutes on Sunday.

By Kate Stanton

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.

[Pitchfork, WSJ]

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