So, Kanye West Really Did Give Away Yeezys To Paparazzi

Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.
Remember that time Kanye West said he'd give out free Yeezy sneakers to paparazzi — and, despite the resulting skepticism, followed up on that a few months later? Well, Mr. West isn't one to go back on his promises: First, he set plans in motion to make his Yeezy ready-to-wear style cheaper, and now, 'Ye appears to have shipped out fresh pairs of Boost 350s to some celeb-chasing photogs.

In November of last year, West told a group of awaiting photographers: "One day, I'm going to be able to give you all Yeezys — all the paps. Next year." In February, he assured his Twitter followers that he hadn't forgotten this (although, surely, the Internet wasn't going to let this one slip), and that Adidas was made aware of the situation. Fast-forward to this month, when a photographer posted an image on Instagram of a tower of Adidas shoe boxes tagged with Post-its bearing different names (Kim Kardashian has been known to take a similar strategy with special deliveries), TMZ reported. Jack Arshakyan, the recipient of said haul, captioned it: "Thx to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for hooking me and my fellow papz up with Yeezy Boost 350."
It's not the first time the Wests have handed the highly sought-after sneaker out gratis: About a month after West gave the paparazzi his word that free Yeezy Boosts were coming, Kardashian donated 1,000 pairs of shoes and participated in an eBay auction for Soles4Soles, according to E! News and Footwear News.

Not only did he make good on his word; he did so within his self-proposed timeframe. You know who else is benefiting from Kanye making it rain Yeezys? Lil' Luna Simone Stephens, who took her new baby Boosts out for a spin. She may be only four months old, but she already has a better shoe collection than us (and a special knack for making 'Ye smile.)

More from Fashion

Don't worry — Kate Middleton just can't seem to let go of her favorite boots either. The Duchess wore a pair of Penelope Chilvers long tassel boots in ...
Whether you know what they are or not, chances are you've seen (and laughed at) them: Memes have infiltrated the internet, making the posts in our ...
While most people count down the days until holidays, vacations, or birthdays, my calendar fills with red X’s until it’s finally fall. From leaves changing...
Meet Lulu Bonfils: artist, model, Instagram champ, and all around cool girl stomping on pre-determined model rules in sick combat boots
Nothing gets us rethinking our entire aesthetic like changing seasons. As soon as the fall equinox rolls around, it's back to the drawing board to narrow ...
Who needs words these days with so many emoji keyboards to choose from — and to do the talking for us? On the heels of Kimoji, ChyMoji, and all the other -...
This post was originally published on April 22, 2016. Like mom jeans, it's a little funny when a stereotype sparks a fashion obsession. And while it took ...
(Paid Content) Though the temps are still doing that awkward dance between summer and fall, we're already dreaming of sweater weather and itching to scoop ...
From heading straight to the men’s section to memorizing the company’s delivery schedule, every dedicated shopper seems to have their own tips and tricks ...
This post was originally published on July 28th, 2016. The business-casual dress code is one of the most difficult to define, and that might have ...
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recently stopped by Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns and made a poignant observation about the ...
This story was originally published on September 7, 2016. Each time fashion season arrives, there's somehow more up in the air than seasons past. It ...
Let's say you're Beyoncé. Let's say your daughter is Blue Ivy. Let's say you have to, for whatever reason, attend a football game. Let's say you have a ...
This post was originally published in March 2016. You've done the research, talked to some friends about it, and decided it's time to quit fast fashion ...