Date: 2/10/2008

Sneaker debuts traditionally took place on the basketball court, where the game's best players added their narrartive to the existing design story, making what was already desirable completely irresistable. But "performance shoes" took on something of a new meaning the night of the 50th Grammy Awards, as Kanye West took to the stage in a pair of as-of-yet-unseen Nikes. These were the first Yeezys, and people would wind up seeing plenty about them.