Kanye West Is Reportedly Losing This Much Money By Selling Yeezys For $20

The Yeezy Pods are exceptionally affordable.

BYAlexander Cole
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Kanye West is easily one of the biggest names when it comes to the sneaker world. Overall, he built his empire with Adidas, at least for the most part. Although he started off with Nike, it was Adidas that led to his largest run of prosperity. Now, however, he is on his own again and it has taken him a while to get the Yeezy brand back on its feet. With his Vultures rollout still ongoing, Ye has gotten back into the sneaker world. The Yeezy Pod is his new creation, and it resembles a sock more than anything else.

After selling the shoe for a staggering $200 USD, Ye decided to change course and sell the shoe for $20. That is a 90 percent reduction from the original price. Furthermore, this is a new strategy for Ye as it pertains to his entire streetwear empire. He has been selling all of his items for the low price of $20. However, as you can imagine, this has affected his margins quite substantially. According to the Twitter aggregator Kurrco, Ye is currently taking a $17 loss on every Yeezy Pod sale.

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Kanye West Is Doing It For The People

The cost to make these, as well as the shipping and handling, comes to about $37. When you do some simple math, it becomes clear as to what the math is. For now, this seems like the cost of doing business from a marketing perspective. With all of his shoes going for $20, he is getting an increase in sales. People are now curious about his Yeezy brand again, and once he starts selling things at a normal price, he will have a consumer base. Only time will tell whether or not he changes his prices anytime soon. Once he bleeds enough money, he will likely have no choice.

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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.