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Would you pay $100K for a pair of Drake sneakers?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 14, 2014

OVO SneakersIf Drake gives you a pair of sneakers, it could change your life. One of the two recipients of a pair of "unreleased promo" Air Jordon OVO-branded sneakers from Saturday's inaugural Drake Night - aka a Raptor's game where Drake hangs around - is selling them on Ebay. The shoes went up on Monday for a modest(ish) asking price of $300, and as of this post the bids are just shy of $100,000. This isn't just one crazy bidder, either - there appears to be a back and forth going on.

While the question of who would pay a hundred grand for a pair of sneakers is a fair one, we also have to ask - how does this make Drake feel? His generosity - okay, his publicist's generosity - stands to make at least one Torontonian a lot richer, so at least someone was able to help a Drake and/or Raptors' fan out with some extra cash, which I advise them to invest wisely.

Will the scalped ticket value for the next Drake Night soar as hopeful entrepreneurs seek their own Ebay swag fortunes? This could be the a dawn of a new era, Toronto. Welcome to Drake's gold rush.

Discussion

16 Comments

Alexander / January 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm
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Bidding 100K is one thing, actually paying 100K is something completely different. I expect the bulk of these bids are fake.
ridiculous / January 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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I will pay $100,000 to snap the next of the donkey who is willing to pay $100,000 for a pair of shoes. this world is broken
Tim / January 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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The other pair are on ebay as well. Reserve set at $20k, now that's a bargain.
Cyril Sneer / January 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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I would be really, really happy to never hear the name Drake again.
Antonio Stella Bottom-Tile / January 14, 2014 at 01:04 pm
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Yo yo yo..What up dawg. Nice kicks.
gr1 / January 14, 2014 at 01:07 pm
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just because you don't like it doesn't mean there isn't a market for it.
Greg / January 14, 2014 at 01:15 pm
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There's fans of drake out there to whom 100k is pocket change. Bids are prolly legit.

Maybe Drake is buying them back to spread hype.
E. Toby Coke / January 14, 2014 at 01:39 pm
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Think hard before you buy. My investment in Jon Voight's old sneakers never really paid off.
Skeptical / January 14, 2014 at 02:15 pm
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Why is other pair for sale size 10 and this is 11, and the two pairs don't match. Hmmmm...somebody about buy some fake sneakers?
lister / January 14, 2014 at 02:15 pm
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Myself, no. Hell no! However capitalism yo! If some fool wants to spend $100K+ on sneakers, more power to him/her.
gr1 replying to a comment from Skeptical / January 14, 2014 at 03:23 pm
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Your reading comprehension is severely lacking.
ShoeKnowledge / January 14, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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2 ev1 saying its a dumb idea 2 buy think about it its called an investment there are so few of these sneaks made so they will go up in value people will mad want them in the future. if i had da money id definitly buy them.
alan replying to a comment from E. Toby Coke / January 14, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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I thought you had Jon Voight's pencil with teeth marks as well...
Zi / January 14, 2014 at 04:38 pm
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Ahhh... no.
Holy Thundering Jesus / January 15, 2014 at 03:37 am
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that cannot be good.
Qaf / January 15, 2014 at 09:28 am
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And yet, at the end of the day, they are still likely made by a bunch of Chinese moms in an overseas factory. Yum smells like capitalism.

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