Nate Robinson stunted on every sneaker head in the world. The Bulls point guard hit the court rocking a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2s. Robinson started the game against the Los Angelese Spurs wearing the black and solar red colorway of Kanye West’s signature shoe, but he didn’t keep them on them for long though. By the start of the 2nd quarter, he switched kicks in favor of a pair of white and red Air Jordan 12 retros. The Bulls were also rocking a special Latino themed jerseys that switched out the “Bulls” lettering for “Los Bulls.” Actually, “Los Toros” would be more accurate, but that wasn’t our call. Most civilians wouldn’t dare rock their Yeezy’s 2 to hoop in considering it sold at retail for $250 and quickly sold out. You can be find a pair at Flight Club for a resale price of almost $3,000 or head on over to eBay and drop about $2,000 for a pair. Last year, Robinson was seen playing ball in a pair of Yeezy 2s in the platinum and wolf grey colorway in one of his State of Nate videos, but it was outdoors and not an NBA court. Check out photos of Robinson in the Air Yeezy 2s, and his J’s, in the gallery. Oh, and if you care, San Antonio beat Chicago 101 to 83.
A pair of Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers sold for more than $98,000 to benefit Superstorm Sandy. The shoes were autographed by West specifically to raise money for those devastated by the natural disaster. Described as a “one-of-a-kind Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers,” the kicks received 170 bids. The winning price was $98,900.
As it was previously announced, and a number of celebrities aimed to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy by auctioning off a number of personal items. Amongst the celebrities and items put up for auction were Julianne Moore‘s special effects breast-plate from the forthcoming remake of Carrie, a vintage Miu Miu dress from Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway‘s wardrobe, a Marc Jacobs Mini Stam Bag, signed Kate Moss book, a bottle of RC Reserve Syrah from Roman Coppola, and a signed pair of Kanye West‘s Air Yeezy II. It can now be confirmed that the winning bid for the aforementioned sneakers from the always-buzzed-about artist fetched a whopping $98,900 USD via eBay. It seems that “watching the throne” isn’t nearly as enjoyable as owning a piece for some individuals.
Shelling out nearly $100,000 will also provide a tax deduction since the purchase is a charitable contribution.
The latest installment of the Nike Air Yeezy’s dropped last June, and prematurely went up for sale on eBay for an alleged $90,000.