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A little over a year ago, Kanye West and adidas got together to release the adidas Yeezy Boost 750. Fun fact about this collaboration: This was not the first time that Kanye West and adidas linked up to work on a sneaker. Turns out that they created a shoe way before the 750, back in 2006. Today we get our first look at the first ever Kanye West x adidas sneaker.

As noted above, West designed a shoe for adidas back in 2006. This shoe recently stepped into the spotlight when a former adidas employee who took part in the collaborative project felt it was only right to show the world a shoe that very few people know about. Ben Pruess, former global director of adidas Originals and now a senior VP at Under Armour, shows us the shoe which is an adidas Rod Laver Vintage model recreated by Mr. West. As you can see by the images above, new features on the shoe include the Kanye West bear logo placed on the tongue as well as on the midsole under the heel. A two-toned leather motif creates the look of the upper, while perforation accents appear everywhere on the shoe except the toebox. The shoe also shows a “SAMPLE” text on the inside, giving us further proof as to why these never hit retailers. No word on how rare these sneakers are, but I’m willing to be not many people have these in their collection.

via: Ben Pruess

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