Kanye West slammed for selling $200 ‘sock’ shoes in first release since Adidas fallout

Fans are bashing Kanye West’s latest YEEZY shoe design release over its uncanny resemblance to socks.

“YEEZY debuts the foldable future of footwear, YZY POD,” the rapper and fashion designer wrote in a screenshot posted to X, formerly Twitter, Friday.

West announced that the pair of travel-friendly shoes is on presale (priced at $200) and that consumers should “accept no imitations.”

Despite being his first product drop since Adidas terminated West’s contract in October 2022, fans were fuming over the price tag.

“YE $200 for a sock is crazy,” one user wrote, while another quipped, “Is it $200 per sock, or do you get a pair?”

The YEEZY founder priced his new “foldable” footwear at $200, which some fans called “crazy.”
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“Who is paying [$200] for a pair of socks lol,” a third wrote.

Another X user noted that people “love” West — who just announced his upcoming album “Vultures” — for his music, not his “socks.”

While fans are reeling over the price of West’s newest design, former YEEZY lawyer and professor of Sneaker Law exclusively told Page Six that West might be offering his sock-styled shoes at a bargain.

However, former YEEZY lawyer Kenneth Anand says that West’s sock-shoes are a fair price.
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“People who are criticizing the price on the Yeezy sock shoes may not understand the high cost of making quality products, especially for independent brands,” Kenneth Anand stated.

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“By comparison, luxury brands Vetements and Balenciaga are both selling extremely similar, if not identical, sock shoes; the Yeezy models are cheaper by about $400 or more, so arguably Kanye could have raised his price.” 

Pricing aside, others pointed out the odd sizing options West, 45, offers for the product, which only includes sizes 1, 2 and 3 for the “foldable” shoes.

West’s announcement comes after coming under fire again for another anti-semitic rant.
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“What does size 1 2 3 mean?” a fan inquired, with a second tweeting, “I was deadass gonna order a pair but I need to know how the sizes work. Please break it down bru.”

Reps for West did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

In October 2022, Adidas terminated its contract with the “Gold Digger” rapper — following a public feud — after he made numerous anti-semitic comments.

He also appeared onstage in Miami at Art Basel wearing a hood resembling that of the Klu Klux Klan. BACKGRID

“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the athletic company said at the time. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

Just this past week, West landed himself in the dog house again after performing onstage while wearing a mask similar to those worn by the Klu Klux Klan as his 10-year-old daughter stood nearby.

He also came under fire for a 10-minute-long antisemitic rant in which the “Praise God” artist erratically yelled about Jesus Christ, Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump.

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