The Grammy-worn sneakers outsold Michael Jordan’s game-worn AJ1’s to the title. Kanye West has just bettered Michael Jordan with his record-Nike Air Jordans in May last year. The Jordans sold for $560,000. No doubt the sneakers carry the rub of the green. Kanye was wearing them as he collected four Grammys that night. For sharpshooting fashionistas though, it was the sneakers that stole the limelight. Social media detectives were trawling through videos and subreddits trying to find the source of these crisp kicks.
Designed by footwear guru, Mark Smith in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen Lab in Beverton, Oregon, these size-12 sneakers are the real deal. Made of soft black leather with perforated detailing, the heel overlay is branded with the signature Swoosh. Another signatory element is the iconic Yeezy forefoot strap and the Y medallion lace locks in pink. Packed in a custom lasered wooden box, etched by Smith himself, the boots are worth every penny. West signed on with Adidas, but the shoes laid the foundation for the Yeezy brand.
Applied art founder, Ryan Cheng, whose passion for curating and collecting sneakers is well known, said, “The Air Yeezy Prototype is particularly special to me because it captured the cultural moment in 2008 so perfectly. There he was, Kanye West, on stage at the Grammys, winning four awards just that evening, and unveiling an incredibly important and iconic design in Nike’s storied history.”
The view is seconded by Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head for Streetwear and Modern Collectibles, who said, “The sale speaks volumes of Kanye’s legacy as one of the most influential clothing and sneaker designers of our time, and of the Yeezy franchise he has built which has become an industry titan.” For now, Rares has announced that it will split the ownership of the shoes into shares which users will be able to buy on the marketplace. Enthusiastic buyers, though, will have to wait till June.
After over a decade since the release of Final Destination 5, finally, the sequel of the series is going to take shape as an HBO Max original movie with New Line Cinema. According to the breaking news of Variety, Final Destination 6 is going to be produced by Jon Watts, none other than the director of the latest box-office bomb Marvel flick Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Spider-Man director John Watts and his wife and production partner Dianne McGunigle are the new inclusions in the existing behind-the-camera lineup of the franchise. Along with joining the production team with existing producers Sheila Hanahan Taylor and Craig Perry, Watts also has already written the treatment for the script of this new installment, which will be finally shaped by series screenwriters Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor. New Line Cinema and HBO Max haven’t announced a release date, name of the director, or final casting yet, but as per the industry information, Final Destination 6 will potentially begin filming later this year.
According to Watts, both he and his wife have been massive fans of the Final Destination franchise from the very beginning. So, it is a dream come true opportunity for them to be involved in crafting a new story for the series, with the original creative team. Watts gleefully expressed that, Final Destination 6 was a fun and exciting experience for him. According to Perry, Watts’ and McGunigle’s passion for the series is reflected in their works and is only matched by their endless enthusiasm. Both the existing producers are excited to have the creative energy of Watts and McGunigle driving this latest installment of the franchise. As the original screenwriter duo is working on inspired execution of Watt’s new idea, Perry assures that, the audiences are going to love the new movie, unfolding death’s design once again.