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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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46.

Pudding Tang    

the puke green shoe sole is enough for them to end up on the clearance rack

787 days ago
47.

david    

kanye is so gay

787 days ago
48.

Criss    

Anyone who spends 80 grand on a pair of f***ing sneakers should have something bad happen to them! There's no excuse for that price at all!

787 days ago
49.

D    

Wouldn't give you 50 cents for them!!!

787 days ago
50.

Jeff    

Kanye or Nike must be behind this bid, in order to gain publicity and drive up sales.

787 days ago
51.

peoplearesilly    

Anyone who pays that has no brain. Go for it idiots.

787 days ago
52.

MrEvil    

$80,000 for a pair of shoes that cost $8 to make by an 8 year old vietnamese girl. Sounds like a deal to me.

787 days ago
53.

Charles    

Dems iz BOE-BOES!

787 days ago
54.

Charles    

Kanye thinks he's slick. I bet he asked Nike for their most failed sneaker ever and bet that he could get some rediculous amount for them based on his so-called status. So, Nike brings out their worst design and he's trying to milk money out of the scores of Kanye groupies.

787 days ago
55.

Matt    

And of course Kanye wears them like a retard

787 days ago
56.

Milew    

The sellers are the ones making the bids, no one is bidding 80k on these. They hype the shoe, so at the end of the day they can get 3-4k. Once these drop on 6/9...a month goes by, they will be 1500-2500 tops. Still too much, but don't believe there are actual people bidding that much on these shoes.

787 days ago
57.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

are people gonna kill each other over these shoes?

787 days ago
58.

Cricket    

Idiotic. Period. Who the hell wants to be like Kanye? I would be willing to bet money that at least 80% of the people that buy these shoes are high school dropouts who receive government assistance. That's what's sickening. The same ones that whine about not being able to afford college. "Yo, check out my new kicks, I can't feed myself or afford my own housing, but aren't these shoes fly"?

787 days ago
59.

smokinsour25    

kanye is such an idiot... he is always complaining how white people are holden black people down then he goes and supports "whitey" by buying and advertising for their shoes

787 days ago
60.

adam    

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SHILL BID!!!
DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO POSTING BS!!

787 days ago
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