June 6th, 2012
09:45 PM ET

Nike's 'most anticipated shoe ever'

CNN's Erin Burnett reports on the release of Nike's Air Yeezy 2's.

'Sneaker Heads' go bananas for Kanye West's new kicks

By James O'Toole

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Thousands of dollars for a pair of sneakers?

That's how much a pair of Kanye West's signature Nikes could pull down in the resale market following their release this weekend - giving new meaning to the phrase "G'd up from the feet up."

Nike's (NKEFortune 500) Air Yeezy II's hit stores on Saturday in a limited release, and will retail for $245. While the precise number of pairs available hasn't been revealed, Matt Powell, a footwear analyst with SportsOneSource, estimated that it will be around just 1,000.

"It will be a very, very limited release," Powell said. "That should drive up the resale market significantly."


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  1. another cheap made china cap

    I would not own that hunk of junk looks like crap, i bet its over 150 buck too lol

    June 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  2. NOYB

    Kanyesteins: Who care's if they are a monstrosity; they were designed by a talentless celeb.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply
  3. gamblinggal

    They aren't seriously going to make that shoe are they?

    June 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  4. vwgtiman

    I love Nike's but I'm not paying more than MAYBE $110 and thats pushing it. $245 for ONE pair? COME ON!!!!! You have people in this country that can't even find a job and have a degree. I don't see many of those selling. Plus, I wouldn't buy those if they were $45.

    June 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  5. Scott

    I wouldn't call them men.

    June 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  6. Matt

    Camping out to get a pair of shoes? It looks like there are a lot of young men out there that need to get a life.

    June 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  7. Ron

    if you are looking to either buy a car, put a down payment on a house, or pay off your student loans....GET THESE SHOES ASAP!!!...LOL.

    June 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  8. R

    Anybody else thing this is funny... you watch a commercial before you watch a commercial

    June 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  9. Phearis

    Why? It can't make you run faster or jump higher. It's just a really weird looking shoe.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • J

      -I agree with Phearis: "Egads, That Is One Ugly Looking Running Shoe." !!

      -Looks like the remnants of the pieces left in the plant plastered together: I bet it's spongy!!

      June 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply

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