Call it the Kanye effect.
It’s no secret Kanye West has the ability to turn any shoe collection he wears or touches into a must-have, sold-out item. His Yeezy Boost collections have been flying off the shelves. (The most recent Yeezy Boost 750 reservations closed in 55 seconds.)
Now, Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is keeping the momentum going by rereleasing in-demand boot styles worn by the rapper.
West was spotted wearing Bottega Veneta’s suede Chelsea boots on multiple occasions — a style that sold out last season after West wore them. The styles were originally introduced in 2014 but have been brought back on the brand’s e-commerce website (only a few stores carry them in the U.S.).
In addition to being offered in new suede colorways, among them light tan, a chocolate brown and a deep oxblood, a new lace-up boot has also been added this season. Both of the boot styles retail for $820 and hit the website this week.