The Kanye West sneakers that sent athletic shoes strutting down fashion runways sold for $1.8 million, a new world record price for a pair of sneakers, Sotheby’s announced on Monday.

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction.

Athleisure is a fashion trend that many seem to be completely taken by in recent times. It’s what we see celebrities opt for all the time these days. After all, if you can be highly comfortable while looking good then that’s just so much better, right?

MILAN, May 26: What do you get when luxury fashion meets sport? $10,000 sneakers.