Say what you want about Kanye West, but six critically acclaimed albums, 21 Grammys, and two editions of the most highly sought-after sneakers in streetwear (and on eBay) just go to show that the man has a knack for understanding what pop culture gravitates toward. The Yeezy 750 Boost from Kanye’s first collection under Adidas is no exception. Limited stocks instantly sold out at all selected retail stores in the US and Europe and resale prices are already sky-rocketing to the $2,000-5,000 mark.
In typical Yeezus fashion, it’s a little out there with the brownish-grey suede, large strap and moon-bootish soles, but if I had the chance to drop the retail price of USD350 on these babies, I would in a heartbeat. To me, the Yeezy Boosts aren’t merely an aesthetic component but an investment. And as much as I would love to rock these futuristic boots with a pair of casual black skinnies, the value (or lack thereof) in my bank account says I should probably designate them as indoor shoes until I can liquidate said asset into a couple thousand dollars.
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