September 14, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
When Kanye stepped onstage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards wearing an unidentified Nike sneaker, the sneaker world burst into a state of chaos as people scrambled to try to find out what exactly the wild-looking shoe actually was. Thus, the Air Yeezy hype was born and the eventual release versions were some of the most sought-after new releases in recent memory. Now, the pair that started it all is available for some lucky collector to own. These size 12’s were worn only once by Kanye to the Grammy’s and then reclaimed by Nike, only to resurface now as part of this year’s Nike/Doernbecher charity auction. The one of a kind all Black Air Yeezy’s come in a laser-carved wooden box designed by Mark Smith himself. Keep reading for a detailed look at the shoe and the collector’s box, and if you’re prepared to dig deep for a good cause, these are ready for your bid right now on eBay. Via SC.