When Nike unexpectedly dropped Kanye West’s new Air Yeezy 2 sneakers on the world Sunday night, it didn’t take long for the now sold-out shoes to appear on eBay and other sites for positively bonkers amounts of cash.
The most eye-popping asking price thus far is the £10,000 (about $16.4 million) UK-based eBay auction — a figure that’s slightly higher than the entire 2013 GDP of the country of Georgia.
A more “reasonable” stateside auction showed the shoes commanding $15,000 — and dozens of eager bidders.
The shoes reportedly sold out just 10 minutes after becoming available.
Pitchfork offered an explanation as to why the shoes are fetching such outlandish prices noting that the Air Yeezy 2 is possibly the rapper’s last collaboration with Nike after he cut ties with the brand during a Hot 97 radio interview in 2013.
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