Although the details are still a little unclear at press time, Kanye’s Grammy appearance in a pair of slick black Nikes did exactly what was intended: stir up some serious internet buzz. Even Hypebeast was asking readers for help. After reading a number of blog posts with totally unconfirmed insights, the ladies over at Nike Talk apparently believe they are a pair of Nikes that Kanye collaborated on. According to the gay pillow talk going down at Nike Talk, the Nikes are loosely (or not so loosely) based on these Ato Matsumoto boots that Kanye has been spotted wearing before:
Of course, I would require these:
Inspired by these? I doubt it. But then again, Nike Talkers spend massive amounts of time debating this shit, so maybe they are on to something. I think they are high-tops with crazy straps. What’s the real connection other than the fact that Kanye has worn both? Oh well, if you have small feet and want a pair of the Ato sneakers – try ebay. They are there.