You may perhaps be hot to trot, but do your kicks have a higher value to match?

The first Yeezy sneakers that Kanye West wore have traded palms, and feet, for a whopping $one.8 million in a Sotheby’s private sale, experiences CNN. That helps make these Nike Air Yeezy one prototypes, which had been predicted to offer for $one million, the most high priced sneakers ever.

A seemingly uncomplicated-looking pair of black higher-tops with a smaller swoosh, these size twelve sneaks premiered at the fiftieth Once-a-year Grammy Awards in 2008 on West’s possess two feet — the first time he had ever worn Yeezys, now beneath the Adidas label, in community. The design by no means hit cabinets for sale.

Rares — an investing platform that lets end users get and trade shares in minimal-version kicks — snagged the pair. Rares CEO and co-founder Gerome Sapp explained in a release that owning these sneakers is like owning “a piece of heritage.”

The sneakers were on display in Hong Kong this month in advance of the sale.
The sneakers had been on display in Hong Kong this month in progress of the sale.

Though not a private sale, previous May saw the $615,000 sale at a Christie’s auction of an autographed pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan in 1985.

In a assertion, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern-day collectibles Brahm Wachter explained this sale “speaks volumes of Kanye’s legacy as a single of the most influential apparel and sneaker designers of our time.”