A History of Kanye West’s Design Debuts

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Tonight, the internet broke with the debut of the adidas Yeezy 3 Boost. While most Kanye West watchers expected to see these shoes for the first time on his feet at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, we got surprise shots on social media first. How did this debut compare to those of the past? Take a look back to find out.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 Black/White Prototype

Event: 2008 Grammy Awards
When: February 10, 2008

Rocking an LED outfit before ‘lit’ was the wave and playing “Stronger” with Daft Punk before EDM was the rage, Kanye West rocked the crowd at the 2008 Grammy Awards while debuting the then unknown Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype. In addition, he also brought the house down with an emotional performance of “Hey Mama.” The music and the shoe both left their mark and both received acclaim.

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