Sneaker fetishist foots $400 bill to line up for Kanye Nikes6/8/2012
It's one thing to pay upwards of $1000 for a pair of shoes -- people do it all the time. (Bad people with baby-seal-fur underwear and trust funds.) But, when you're paying hundreds of dollars just to get in line to buy them, it may be time to radically re-assess your priorities. But such is the fervor surrounding Saturday's release of Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy II high-tops. Dariante Dubose, 21, paid $400 to take someone's spot in the queue out front of a Royal Oak, Mich., sneaker store, knowing that he'd be camped out for days to shell out $1000 for a pair of shoes with a recommended retail price of $245. Be careful if you're wearing them at the urinal, son.
Is the Nike Air Yeezy II is worth all the fuss?