By Scott Sterling
There’s no doubt about it: Drake is currently killing the game. Even Kanye West himself labeled 2013 as “Drake season,” given the Canadian rapper’s firm grip on the pop culture zeitgeist.
Drake copped a few moves from West, including bold forays into the world of high-end sneakers, signing a deal with Nike almost immediately after West jumped ship to Adidas.
The first fruits of Drake’s deal with Nike are an extremely limited run of Air Jordan shoes co-branded with the “Worst Behavior” rapper’s OVO (October’s Very Own) label. Two pairs of the shoes were given away to fans at the recent “Drake Night” rolled out by the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, with one of the pairs already listed on ebay.
While the instantly collectible shoes were initially listed for $300, Miss Info reports that hardcore sneaker freaks have already pushed the bids to nearly $100,000. $99,900, to be exact, with four days left on the auction at press time (Jan. 14).
The shoes in question are a size 11 in all black, with Drake’s OVO owl logo emblazoned in gold on the innersole.
OVO Air Jordans aren’t the only “Drake Night” swag moving on eBay. All fans in attendance were given a free long-sleeved T-shirt to commemorate the event, with the Raptors logo on the front and the OVO owl on the back in gold (it’s rumored that the team could possibly switch up their colorway to black and gold, per Drake’s new “Global Ambassador” status with the Raptors).