It was revealed yesterday that Mano was no longer Kanye's DJ, after he had previously accompanied him on the Yeezus Tour. But while he was providing him with a sonic background, Mano reaped the benefits of rolling with 'Ye and his crew. To the sneaker world, that means he got his Yeezys.
After Kanye's tumultuous end with Nike and the delayed release of the Air Yeezy II "Red October," it was unclear if we'd ever see his inner circle publicly support Nike again. But on February 21 before the Yeezus Tour hit the stage at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Kanye blessed his closest confidants with their personal pairs of Red Octobers, Mano included.
When this sneaker gifting made its way onto social media, we pieced together the story and Mano reached out to us on Twitter. We talked about Red Octobers, but he also told us that he had bought a pair when they released two weeks before.
It seemed strange that Kanye's DJ would have to buy his Yeezys, but it was feasible after Kanye had signed his deal to adidas and called out Nike CEO Mark Parker. But it was even more shocking that Mano admitted that he resold his Red Octobers for $4,000.
Mano felt different about his Red Octobers, though, when Kanye gave him a pair.
We had planned to talk to Mano in-depth about his Red Octobers, but the interview never materialized. As for the $4,000 he got for his Red Octobers, it was actually a fair price. The sneakers are currently being sold for $5,000 on Flight Club, which comes out to $4,000 for the consignor after Flight Club's 20 percent consignment fee. This just proves reselling is more nuanced than one might think.