Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have certainly created plenty of buzz with their new romantic relationship, which seems to be moving forward successfully despite Kardashian’s still ongoing divorce drama with ex Kris Humphries. West has reportedly even influenced the reality TV show diva’s style–somewhat, anyway–encouraging her to wear even more sultry statements that truly show off her assets. It seems she really doesn’t need help in that department, though! That aside, the couple who generally don’t seem to coordinate their fashion statements (K.K. is glam and sexy, while West goes for the rapper-cool and casual edge) did recently match! So is she perhaps adopting some of his style cues? Maybe. At least in the shoe department.
He’s an entertainer, film director and fashion designer (just like Kim Kardashian and her sisters!) and one of the fruits of Kanye West’s labor–his Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers–are incredibly coveted. The result of a collaboration with Nike, the new high-tops are limited editions, with the brand only producing 3,000 to 5,000 pairs worldwide, as People StyleWatch reports.
When the kicks went on sale last Saturday, they sold out immediately thanks to customers camping outside stores for a week, and eBay now apparently has some listed for thousands of dollars, up to $90,000. Talk about a mark-up! The original retail price was $245.
All that aside, Kim Kardashian naturally scored her own pair of the hip-hop-inspired sneakers (she knows the designer, after all), although they seem precious little like her style. The only time she wears such sporty footwear is with her trainers at the gym.
Still, perhaps the excitement and the desirability factor of the limited-edition designs got to her and she found it quite a nice change to work the Nike look, as opposed to that red-soled, sky-high Christian Louboutin style. She tweeted a rather cute photo of her and West’s matching feet in the shoes, saying, “His and Hers! #AirYeezys.”
Just don’t expect Kardashian to wear them at her next red-carpet appearance!