Although Kanye West's Nike deal is a thing of the past, that doesn't make the sneakers any less significant. As proven by Highsnobiety's Nike vs. adidas Yeezy resell value comparisons, the Air Yeezy 2 is still holding strong onto the top spot, with all three of its colorways commanding a minimum average of $2,000.

As a Throwback Thursday flashback, we decided to look back on the moment when Kanye debuted the Yeezy 2s for the world to see. Specifically, it was the "Pure Platinum" colorway that 'Ye wore at the 2011 MTV VMAs for a rousing rendition of "Otis" with Jay-Z. 

Check out the clip above and reminisce on a time before Swish and Yeezy Boosts were even a thing.