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Kanye West

Limited Edition Nike Kicks

Going for $80,000 Online

6/6/2012 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Air Yeezy 2 sneakers
The official price tag is a mere $245, but bids for Nike's new Air Yeezy 2 sneakers -- designed by Kanye West himself -- have already topped $80,000 on the Internet.

The Air Yeezy 2's don't drop until Saturday -- but people have been camping outside sneaker boutiques across the country for over a week, hoping to get a pair of the shoes ... which Kanye's been rocking for several months now.

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But a lucky few were able to pre-order the kicks -- and some of these people have already pre-listed them on eBay. The online auctions range in value -- but one has already reached $89,100 ... FOR ONE PAIR!!!

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The last time people went this nuts for sneakers was last December -- when Nike released a new edition of the classic Air Jordans.

And don't forget last September -- when Nike released a remake of the famous Marty McFly shoes from "Back to the Future." Those shoes sold for a measly $37,500 at a charity auction in L.A.

Oh my god. Shoes.

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16.

gemmychess    

I hear Kanye is the first bidder......................Kanye is a piece of **** Trash and the rest of that Hip-Hop slop garbage............put all them on the first Banana Boat!

784 days ago
17.

LeeMoney    

My guess is that Bieber and Rob kardashian are in a bidding war...***s

784 days ago
18.

Rayne    

$80,000 could put shoes on THOUSANDS of children's feet who need them.

Over indulgent to pay that for just 1 pair of shoes when instead you could purchases thousands of shoes for thousands of children who need them.

784 days ago
19.

The Whim    

What's worse? Splurging $80,000 on relatively-ugly sneakers or having $200,000 in gaudy jewelry stolen from you like Axl Rose?

784 days ago
20.

Sergio    

He´s so talented!! he should bottle his farts and sell them for 10 K a piece

784 days ago
21.

RaineeDrops    

Ridiculous, it is unreal that women will pay $10 grand or more for a purse and it is just as ridiculous of any person to spend this kind of money on 1 pair of tennis shoes.

How can they do it and feel good about themselves, no matter how much money they have? Then walk past a poor person on the street as they wear them?

I could never do that and feel good about it, it would eat me up thinking how I could have helped others in need instead of dropping 80K on a pair of shoes.

784 days ago
22.

Karkis    

Insane

784 days ago
23.

its a fact    

Waste of $$$

784 days ago
24.

delerious    

Between Kim and Kanye and all their people working for them Im sure it would be easy to make it end with 250 bids selling at 185k They are both publicity skanks and are not below biding on these shoes themselves. Especially Kanye his Ego is bigger then Kims butt and ta'ta's put together.

784 days ago
25.

LoudMouth    

What is wrong with this country? This kind of nonsense just depresses the living heck out of me. Waiting in line for a week for anything is extremely sad. But for tennis shoes? And Kanye shoes at that. Wow.

784 days ago
26.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

It's one thing to bid on something on Ebay, it's quite another actually getting the sale to go through. I'll believe somebody gets $89,000. for these sneakers when the check clears.

784 days ago
27.

dmarie    

you think for 80 grand he could hire someone to teach him how velcro works

784 days ago
28.

Babycakes    

Did Kayne "design" those with velcro because he doesnt know how to tie laces? Waste of time to camp out side a store for ugly ass shoes not to mention huge waste of money.

784 days ago
29.

magmax    

Tracking sales of these shoes would be like having a census of how many really stupid people are in this country.

784 days ago
30.

RedwoodPerch    

Hey Kanye... never mind Bush, Nike LOVES black people.

784 days ago
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