Kanye West’s latest shoe design have been flying off the shelves since their release.
The latest addition to his Adidas footwear line, the Yeezy 450 in Cloud White, went on sale and was sold out in under one minute after it was released on Saturday morning.
The famous shoe first garnered attention when the 43-year-old rapper was spotted wearing their alien-like silhouette during his trip to Paris to debut his Yeezy Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection. Kanye did, however, first tease these sneakers on social media during the summer of 2018, with sketches of its much-discussed design.
Fans couldn’t get enough of the shoes, and their abstract proportions immediately sparked numerous memes online. A year later, the rapper reached a wider audience for those lucky enough to get a hold of a pair.
Despite the jokes of the shoe’s ‘unique’ design, the demand was clearly high. All pairs soon disappeared before most fans could even get the chance to log into either the Adidas app or YeezySupply.com.
Going on sale for only 200 dollars a pair, the Yeezy 450's adopt a "grey-beige, wholly knit construction for a sock-like fit", but all conversation surrounding the shoe focused on the ribcage-like shape of its exoskeleton.
However, not every fan of the shoe was lucky enough to get a hold of the fabulous sale, and will now have to purchase a pair – which are now being resold for as much as 800 dollars.
Fans were clearly upset as some commented; “YEEZY 450 release was some BS. 15 minutes of 'you’re in the waiting room, don’t refresh' with the page refreshing itself until sold out”. Another added “Release @ 7am, sold out by 7:01. People was hating on this shoe all year, but never keep the same energy on release day #yeezy450.”