Ten days ago, Kanye West and his beloved wife Kim Kardashian West, who has seemingly swapped everything out of her closet for their iterations in rubber latex, showed up to 2 Chainz (Tauheed Epps) and Nakesha Ward’s wedding in outfits that rudely, yet rightfully so, took up all the headlines.
If you recall, Epps famously proposed to Ward on the Met Gala steps during the red carpet. The moment was iconic, as was their wedding, which took place at the Versace mansion.
Yet Kimye’s ensembles were examples of the duo making full use of any opportunity to promote themselves, garner all possible attention, and push their brands forward: her in a lime-green latex dress, Kanye in a grey suit and velcro chanclas.
Images of West’s undersized and overpriced Yeezy nylon slippers immediately spread on Twitter, and turned into a meme. Evidently, the $150 slides were about a size too petite for his foot. More than a week later, West is claiming he intentionally opted for that fit, claiming it’s the “Japanese way.” To which I, and just about everyone else, says: “YEAH, OK.”
Traditional Japanese geta and zori slippers are wooden sandals that come in different heights and styles. They are typically used for added height and balance when wearing kimonos, and are supposed to be worn slightly small so that the person wearing them remains level and stable–particularly for styles that have teeth on the sole.
Not only was West wearing NYLON SLIPS, and thus unable to apply this reasoning here—it took him TEN days to come up with this back-of-the-gutter excuse. Kanye, OK!