Nottingham

Kanye West trainers 'sell out in an hour' in Nottingham

Queue at shoe shop
Image caption Dozens of shoppers queued outside the shop in Nottingham for a chance to buy the rapper's Yeezy Boost shoes

Trainer fans who camped out for four days have finally got their hands on a pair of limited edition Kanye West sneakers.

The devoted "sneakerheads" spent £150 on each pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost trainers but some were expected to re-sell them for up to £500.

The camp was set up outside Nottingham's 18Montrose shop, the only one to release them without a raffle.

The shop said it sold out of its 90 pairs in just more than an hour.

The fans brought tents, chairs and sleeping bags for the four-day wait.

Ben Rutter, 17, who had travelled from Manchester with friends to get his place in the queue, said: "We've been out here for a day or something. It's been all right - I've got a high body temperature."

Up to 200 shoppers were queuing outside the shop on Saturday morning for a chance to purchase the mainly black footwear.

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Image caption One sneakerhead said: "Kanye is a giant of popular culture - and he is married to Kim Kardashian - so the hype around his brand is huge."

One sneaker fan, Ammo, 19, from London said: "I come from London and it is quite hectic there when it comes to releases like this so we have to leave London to get a chance to get them in-store.

"Otherwise we have to sign up to a raffle for a chance to get one."

Zaheed, from Birmingham, said: "I think there are only about 19,000 pairs released worldwide so obviously everybody is going to try to come and pick up their first pair."

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Kanye West

  • Born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, Kanye now lives in Los Angeles
  • Married to reality-TV star Kim Kardashian
  • Launched his own clothing line in 2006
  • Released his first Adidas Yeezy Boosts in 2015 - which sold out within 10 minutes

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