Kanye’s Yeezy 1 Sells Big During a private sale, a pair of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 sold for $1.8 million. The prototype shoes were worn by Yeezy during his performances at the 2008 Grammy Awards. During a private sale, the “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezys were purchased by a sneaker investment marketplace known as RARES. The $1.8 million price tag is the highest publicly recorded cost for sneakers and the first pair of sneakers to sell for over $1 million. What’s the highest you’ve ever paid for a pair of sneakers?