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Kanye West sneakers fetch record $1.8M at private sale


Cheering fans in front of a wall of entertainment images.

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West’s during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold. Sotheby’s announced Monday West’s so-called “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 fetched $1.8 in a private sale. It was acquired by sneaker investing platform RARES, sneaker investment marketplace. The sale marks the highest publicly recorded price for a sneaker sale and the first pair of sneakers to top $1 million. The size 12 shoes are made of soft black leather with perforated detailing.