- The shoes are a size 12 in the U.S., which is also Kanye’s shoe size.
- The value is the highest sale price for a pair of sneakers. Previously, a pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s sold for $615,000, BBC News reports.
What makes these Yeezys so special?
According to Reuters, these shoes are “the prototypes for the Yeezy line developed by West and Mark Smith for Nike.” Yeezy has been an Adidas brand, so that makes these shoes incredibly unique.
Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s, which holds the auction, said in a statement that these shoes were “critical to the development of the Yeezy franchise, which became one of the most important sneaker and lifestyle brands in history.”