Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers hit eBay with $89,000 price tag (but if you can wait till the June 9 launch, you'll only have to pay $245)
Kristie Lau and Victoria Wellman
22:36 GMT, 6 June 2012
06:20 GMT, 7 June 2012
Kanye West's limited edition sneakers have proven, if only temporarily, to be worth a whopping $89,100 to one seller on eBay.
TMZ spotted the astounding pre-order price listed for the Nike Air Yeezy IIs before it mysteriously vanished from the website.
With so many vendors offering a pre-sale on the sought after kicks, prices currently range from the hundreds to the thousands prompting the question of whether the hopeful seller priced himself out of the market.
Hot property: Kanye West's second range of sneakers for Nike (above), which will be released on June 9, have been molded to the musician's own feet. The shoes are slimmer than the first range released in 2009
West designed the shoes for people with similarly 'slim' feet to those of the musician himself as a second
collaboration with the sporting brand.
limited-edition new kicks, which go on sale in the U.S. on June 9, will retail for $250, but with such high demand the price has skyrocketed on eBay as wily vendors seduce the rapper's most die-hard fans who want to ensure they get their hands on a pair.
The new design will be available in various colours, such as the black and 'solar red' version that the musician wore during his performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York last November.
Designer: The musician wore a black version of the mew shoe (above) during a performance at last November's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The shoes were first spotted even earlier than that, however.
He unveiled the grey 'Platinum' version at last year's MTV Video Music Awards which were held in Los Angeles in August.
No matter the colour, the design features hand-skived anaconda-textured leather panels that have been stamped with the trademark Nike swoosh logo.
feature a molded spiked rear that is said to be 'reptilian-inspired'.
The design was inspired by the basketball shoes of the late Eighties, much the same as the original limited-edition Nike Air Yeezy, which was released and swiftly sold out in April of 2009.
But the newer version has been given several updates in addition to the 'slimmer' molding.
A large strap with 'scaled-down' spikes was developed for the new shoe 'to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down', according to Nikeinc.com.
Also, 'unnecessary' padding that featured in the original Yeezy make has been removed and its collar was lowered to allow more movement.
The description added that 'fit was essential to the design'.
A loop strap features hieroglyphics that read 'YZY' which is of course an abbreviation of Yeezy.
The shoe will be available in both the 'Platinum' colour, which features orange lining on the upper section and a green sole that glows in the dark, and a black version that features pink lining and the same glow-in-the-dark sole.
Several of the musician's friends have already been spotted wearing the new design.
Jay Z, who collaborated with him on last year's Watch The Throne album, was spotted wearing the 'Platinum' version during a press event in Philadelphia earlier this month.
Details: The shoe's sole, above, glows in the dark. It is just one of the new details included this time around
Sketch: The design comes in a black version, as shown above, as well as a 'Platinum' version that is grey
LeBron James, a star NBA basketball player for the Miami Heat, wore the black version to a press conference on May 6.
It is not the first company to have collaborated with the musician on a pair of shoes.
Mr West released a limited-edition collaboration with luxury brand Louis Vuitton in 2009, which retailed for around $1,000 per pair.
It was a much cheaper product than the Giuseppe Zanotti collaboration he showed at Paris Fashion Week in 2011 as part of his Dw By Kanye collection.
They were spotted on sale in January of this year priced at a hefty $5,887 per pair.