to ass wit facebook stock oui.......sneaks is de new way to get richProbably only in America: Sneakers going online for $90,000
Nike's new Air Yeezy 2 sneakers are out Saturday with an official price of $245. But why wait when a pair of the shoes -- "new with box" -- are going on eBay, after 81 bids, for $90,000 -- even as high bids for pairs of the same shoes have so far not even reached $2,000.
Seems pricy, but remember: Shipping is free.
Screen shot of ebay sale listing showing Air Yeezy II auction at $90,000.
CAPTIONBy noneOr maybe it's just a publicity stunt, given that it's $90,000 seems so far above market value given other Air Yeezy 2 shows on eBay are so fetching less than $2,000.
Or maybe you could search for deeper meaning in this bid price for the shoes, technically the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Jordan LeBron 9 Galaxy South Beach Elite which is billed as being designed by the entertainer Kanye West.
So what's so great about these shoes, which will go out in the kind of "limited" release Saturday that Nike and others use to generate lines at stores and subsequent publicity? (By the way, the $90,000 shoes on eBay would be delivered to you on Tuesday at the earliest.) Well, says nikeblog.com, these shoes "sport black over the anaconda-style leather upper, with a borderline-pink lining and (of course) glow-in-the-dark outsoles."
Of course, reducing this particular objet d'art -- these exact two shows -- to such mundane decriptive details is like describing the brush-stroke style of Edvard Munch'sThe Scream before it sold for $119.9 million.