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Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2: Why Some Will Pay $2,400 for a Pair

Thu., May. 31, 2012 7:37 AM EST
by A.R. Shaw

The countdown has begun for the most sought after sneaker since the Air Jordans. Sneakerheads across the nation are salivating because Kanye West’s coveted Nike Air Yeezy 2 finally has a U.S. release date. The sneakers, designed by Kanye West, will be available at retail stores on June 9.

The shoes will likely retail from $250 to $350 in limited quantities. However, some independent sneaker websites are already selling pre-orders for as high as $2,400. Many sneaker lovers are willing to fork over that amount for a pair.

The original Air Yeezy sneakers were released three years ago and caused similar pandemonium. Hundreds of individuals camped outside of shoe stores across the country for a chance to purchase the original Air Yeezy. But once the first shipment sold out, the shoes were in high demand and being auctioned and sold online for more than $1,500.

Without much of a marketing push, the Air Yeezy 2 will be the hottest sneakers released this summer.

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    Take the logo off, and they are a $40 of sneakers. If that…