Kanye West’s Yeezys Sold for a Record $1.8 Million

Kanye West’s first-ever Yeezys are now the most expensive sneakers in the world. Sotheby’s auction house says the shoes sold for 1.8 million dollars in a private sale.

The rapper first wore these Nike Air Yeezy prototypes at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

They were sold to Rares—an investing platform that allows users to buy and trade shares in limited edition and highly sought-after sneakers.

The company’s CEO says buying the Yeezys is like buying “A piece of history.”

Kanye West's Yeezys
Kanye West’s Yeezys. (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The CNN Wire contributed to this report