Kanye West’s Yeezy Boosts named Shoe of the Year
Kanye West won the award for Shoe Of The Year for his Yeezy Boosts at the 2015 Footwear News Achievement Awards.
Kanye has been hugely successful in his shoe line, with every edition of the Yeezy Boost having sold out in stores.
The multi-award winning rapper started his award speech in typical eccentric style, saying: “You’re thinking, where’s my suit jacket, but if my wife’s not here, no suit jacket.”
In case anyone didn’t get the hint that it was gonna be a true Kanye speech, he added: “If you don’t like 10-minute profanity-ridden speeches that end with a presidential bid, you can go to the bathroom.”
“After the infamous Taylor Swift moment, I did a sort of self exile just to get away from paparazzi and have people not, you know, just f–king with me, really. And the first thing I did was I went to Japan and it was me and Virgil Abloh, who has the brand Off-White, and we just sat on a computer every day with this idea of designing,” he said. “We designed on the computer so much we started to joke, ‘Hey, did you wash my jpg?’ Because it never got past the computer screen.”
Congrats, Kanye! See some of the Yeezy Boosts below!