Kayne West has a certain style and his sneakers always make a bold statement. His Grammy-worn shoes recently went for INSANE money as one superfan dropped nearly $2 million.

The prototype Nike Air Yeezy 1 that Kayne wore at the 2008 Grammys just sold for $1.8 million at auction. This is according to Sotherby’s, who brokered the huge private sale.

He wore those shoes while performing “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” on stage.

This is a record-breaking sale. It marks the first pair of shoes to sell for over $1 million. The previous high was $615k for a pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s that MJ wore when he broke that backboard during an Italian preseason game.

Now we get to who dropped nearly $2 mil on a pair of used shoes. The buyer is actually a sneaker investment marketplace called RARES. Odds are those shoes will go up for sale again, and they’ll cost a ton when that happens.

If you’re thinking that’s a lot to pay for shoes, then you’re 100% correct. We’ll have to see if RARES get the money back from this investment.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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