A pair of Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers sold for more than $98,000 to benefit Superstorm Sandy. The shoes were autographed by West specifically to raise money for those devastated by the natural disaster.
Described as a “one-of-a-kind Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers,” the kicks received 170 bids. The winning price was $98,900.
As it was previously announced, and a number of celebrities aimed to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy by auctioning off a number of personal items. Amongst the celebrities and items put up for auction were Julianne Moore's special effects breast-plate from the forthcoming remake of Carrie, a vintage Miu Miu dress from Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway's wardrobe, a Marc Jacobs Mini Stam Bag, signed Kate Moss book, a bottle of RC Reserve Syrah from Roman Coppola, and a signed pair of Kanye West‘s Air Yeezy II. It can now be confirmed that the winning bid for the aforementioned sneakers from the always-buzzed-about artist fetched a whopping $98,900 USD via eBay. It seems that “watching the throne” isn't nearly as enjoyable as owning a piece for some individuals.
Shelling out nearly $100,000 will also provide a tax deduction since the purchase is a charitable contribution.
The latest installment of the Nike Air Yeezy's dropped last June, and prematurely went up for sale on eBay for an alleged $90,000.