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President Obama Scored Pairs Of Kanye West’s Sneakers

President Obama Scored Pairs Of Kanye West’s Sneakers: via instagram/@kimkardashian

via instagram/@kimkardashian

Even when you’re the leader of the free world, you still need to rely on the generosity of Kardashians to get your sneakers.

While he was in California for a fundraiser this weekend, President Obama was gifted with two pairs of Kanye West’s coveted Adidas sneakers. You know, the ones that sold out instantly and prompted one sneakerhead to try and trade his pair for a working kidney. Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, posted a photo on Instagram of two pairs of sneakers that were destined for Obama. One was a the low top Yeezy Boost 350s in size 11.5. The other was the hightop Yeezy 750 Boost in size 12. Kardashian captioned the photo “Special delivery #yeezys.”

Obama has quietly been amassing quite the sneaker collection. In addition to his recently acquired Yeezys, Obama was also gifted a pack of exclusive Air Jordans on a trip to Nike’s headquarters this past spring. He received the Air Jordan I and XX9 that were part of the MTM collection designed by Nike CEO Mark Parker, designer Tinker Hatfield, and Michael Jordan himself.

Of course, it only seems right that a man who travels on a plane whose name birthed one of the most iconic sneakers of all time, the Nike Air Force One, have good kicks on his feet. And if Obama is hard up for cash after he leaves office, he could always resell his Yeezys for a pretty penny on eBay.

Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada.

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