A pair of Nike brand sneakers, worn and partly designed by American rapper Kanye West, has grossed $ 1.8 million.
The international auction house Sotheby’s, which arranged the sale, speaks of a record. It crushed the old top amount for sneakers, which was $ 615,000 last August for a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1.
The new record holder is the Nike Air Yeezy 1. West wore the prototype of the shoes during his performance at the 50th awards ceremony of the Grammys in 2008.
The singer was one of the award winners. The pair were sold by sneaker collector Ryan Chang who counts the footwear as fine art.
A Nike Air Yeezy 2 was also released in 2012, but the collaboration between Nike and West ended the following year. The rapper and designer then moved on to Adidas.