Kanye West’s $200 Yeezy Pods Find Surprising Female Fan Base as an Alternative to High Heels

Kanye West’s once-mocked Yeezy Pods sock shoes are finding an unexpected fanbase, as women looking for respite from painful high heels are giving these unique shoes a second chance.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Kanye West leaving the Burberry S/S 2022 Catwalk Show during London Fashion Week September 2022 on September 26, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

On Dec. 28, West officially posted more details of his new sock shoes, sparking new interest in the anticipated new footwear.

As Finurah previously reported, the preorder announcement on Dec. 18 of YZY Pods, which retail for $200, was met with disappointment as fans were expecting a bigger unveiling since West’s dissolved partnership with Adidas.

West, was once a billionaire, thanks to a lucrative business deal with Adidas. However, following a series of anti-Semitic remarks and rants, several endorsement partners parted ways with his Yeezy brand, leading to a reduction in his net worth to $400 million.

Ye’s Pods: If the Sock Fits

Ye’s new shoes have a black satin boot appearance, presenting a hybrid between socks and boots. There are only three sizes available for the Pods, 1, 2, and 3, which not only deviate from traditional sizing conventions but there is no product explanation on how they are supposed to fit.

People have been comparing the Pods to something a ninja or Robin Hood would wear, and yet women see the potential of its design.

The YZY Pods, featuring a foldable, rotating back heel for portability, offer the advantages of a taller appearance and sleek, comfortable attire suitable for both work and nightlife.

The rapper has been seen wearing both what appears to be the finished product and a prototype, and according to Vibe Magazine, they do seem to add some height.

One highlighted comment on Ye’s official Instagram came from Erykah Badu, expressing her approval with a flame emoji.

Kanye In the News

Kanye has been in the media again, not only for the YZY Pods and his new delayed collaborative album with YG, “Vultures,” but also because Ye has apologized for his anti-Semitic behavior. The apology on social media was written in Hebrew two days after Christmas Day.

“I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for my unplanned outburst caused by my words or actions, it was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” the English translation reads.

It is unclear if the apology, is related to the assurance of his new projects, but the Anti-Defamation League, an organization advocating for Jewish acceptance and intolerance of anti-Semitism, stated that his apology is a start to a long process of atonement.

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