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. I'm not sure if I'm impressed that the purchaser is able to afford this price tag for one pair of sneakers of if I'm appalled that this amount of money was spent and people are still dying of hunger.