adidas terminated its contract with the person previously known as “Kanye West” after conducting a comprehensive investigation into the creative’s actions and words. As part of its split, the Three Stripes has ceased manufacture of all Yeezy products and instructed sneaker shops, large box stores, and other stockists of the brand to remove all Yeezy merchandise from their shelves.
Foot Locker Inc. has been the most prominent brand involved with the announcement that Ye’s designs are no longer available in-store and online. Tuesday afternoon, according to a source by Footwear News, an email was delivered to staff telling them to play Yeezy goods in the backroom until further notice.
“[Our organization] does not allow any type of antisemitism or other forms of bigotry and discrimination,” the corporation said in a statement. “While we remain a partner with adidas and sell a broad selection of their collections, we will not be supporting any future Yeezy product launches. We have asked our store operators to remove all current goods from our shelves and digital platforms.”
Given that the North American store controls the GOAT app, a popular resale tool that may be used to dispose of unsold inventory, several netizens have expressed skepticism over Foot Locker’s plans for unsold Yeezy items. Numerous pairs of previous Yeezy releases sold on outlets like as GOAT after the announcement that adidas had ended its association with Ye. The market for Mr. West’s items, for which the Three Stripes have made it apparent he lacks patents, is now unpredictable, but is expected to undergo a surge in the near future.
Sources close to Shoe News have also revealed that adidas has instructed sneaker stores to remove Yeezy items. With the current “back-door” controversy that plagued the Air Jordan 1 “Lost and Found” campaign, it is probable that stores who are stuck with Yeezys may sell them on aftermarket sites.
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