Adidas Reveals Plans To Sell Its Leftover Yeezy Stock

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)
The sportwear brand is finally making its move.

Overall, the Yeezy and Adidas fallout has been terrible for both sides. On one hand, Kanye West has lost his sneaker empire. He only has the right to one of his designs, and without Adidas, he has no means to produce his shoes on a grand scale. Moreover, he has completely ruined his reputation with the whole Nazi obsession. As for Adidas, well, they are looking at a massive operations loss that could be upwards of three-quarters of $1 billion. Additionally, it has been said that they have close to $1 billion in unsold Yeezy stock.

For months, Adidas has been contemplating what it should do with these sneakers and apparel. There have been rumors that they would sell the shoes and make back their losses. However, others have noted that they could end up destroying the stock. According to Complex, Adidas has opted to go with the former option. During a shareholder meeting today, Adidas CEO Bjørn Gulden made it abundantly clear that selling the stock is the best course of action.

Kanye Will Get His Yeezy Royalty

Kanye West onstage at adidas Creates 747 Warehouse St. - an event in basketball culture on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas)

“What we are trying to do now over time is sell parts of this inventory and donate money to the organizations that are helping us and that were also hurt by Kanye’s statements,” Gulden said. Essentially, Kanye will still get that 15 percent royalty he has always been entitled to. However, as Gulden said, most of the proceeds will go to charity. For Adidas, they simply do not want to waste money by burning a bunch of shoes. With their current financial situation in mind, they are looking to make back as much profit as possible.

For now, the details surrounding which colorways and models will be released is unknown. Moreover, we don't even know when this fire sale will happen. That said, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. Additionally, let us know which models you want to see get sold, in the comments below.


About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.