Why Are Yeezys So Expensive?

Yeezys are not cheap and are hard to come by, there’s no two ways about it.

Just look at these prices on eBay.

Yeezys on eBay

If you actually get your hands on a pair, consider yourself lucky because only Kanye’s die hard fans seem to own a pair of Yeezys.

As a matter of fact, these shoes sell out in a matter of minutes in the online stores.

And the only way to know when new shoes are being released is to follow Kanye’s social media profiles!

I mean, that’s incredibly smart to get more and more people to follow you.

In this article I’m going to explain exactly why Yeezys are so expensive and if you should buy them.


Retail Price Isn’t Even Expensive

Believe it or not, but the retail price of Yeezys aren’t all that expensive.

Yes they are more expensive than other shoes, but Kanye really wanted to price his shoes so the average consumer could afford them too.

They are only priced between $250 and $500.

These are not overpriced for a pair of designer shoes.

You have to think of the quality of the shoe and how much work Kanye has put into designing them and coming up with the best.

So why exactly are some Yeezys priced at a couple thousand dollars?

Well I’ll tell you why.

Why Yeezys Are Expensive

It’s only when Kanyes cult-like fans get their dirty little hands on these shoes that the prices increase.

It’s the simple concept of supply and demand.

When Kanye releases a new shoe, he makes a limited number much smaller than the amount of people who want them.

So lets say 20000 people are waiting for the new Yeezys to come out, but he only releases 1000 of them.

There’s more demand than there is supply and it makes people fiend for them.

These shoes sell within a matter of minutes in all online stores and then relisted and sold for 5x more by those who could purchase them first.

How to Get Your Hands On Yeezys at Retail Price?

Sadly you will need to be a die hard fan of Yeezus himself if you want to up your chances of getting some Yeezys at retail price.

You’ll have to follow this man on every social media so you get new updates of when new Yeezys are coming out.

He is a master at creating scarcity and that has caused his following to be sort of…cult-like.

Can you get some Yeezys at retail price without following Kanye on social media?


The only way to get new updates is from his social media accounts, which is where he hints at new releases and creates scarcity for this followers.

Should You Buy at Resell Price?

I mean, I’m not your daddy or anything. Whatever you do with your money is entirely up to you.

But in my opinion, I think it’s not worth purchasing a secondhand pair of Yeezys.

Even though they may not have been worn yet, they are still way too expensive VS the quality of the shoe.

They are definitely worth the retail price of a few hundred dollars, but are they worth the resell price?

Absolutely not.

But that’s my opinion.

In Conclusion

All in all, Kanye West will continue to provide a limited number of Yeezys because it has always worked for him and he wholeheartedly believes in this marketing strategy.

He is not changing his strategy anytime soon and the prices aren’t going to get any lower, especially not resell prices.

So the only way to get a pair of Yeezys for cheap?

It’s to join the millions of his Twitter followers and hope for the best you don’t turn into just another fanboy following his every move.

Well thanks for reading. I hope you liked this article.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of Yeezys and the expensive price tags you see all over the internet.

PS: Read why Kanye started Yeezys in the first place 🙂

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