Gerome Sapp ended up being the buyer of these Yeezys as he owns RARES, a sneaker investment app. He recently spoke with The Shade Room for why this purchase was made. Sapp retired from the NFL in 2008 and when he saw the Yeezys, he believed that they symbolized big things to come.
“The Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype not only means a lot to the sneaker culture, but it meant a lot to me personally. I retired from the NFL in 2008 and was wondering what was next with my life. When I saw Kanye and Nike unveil these sneakers at the 2008 Grammys, aside from being dope, they represented a new age of independence, a beginning of something bigger to come.”