One of the highlights of the Forbes feature on Mr. West is taking a look at the colorful wheel of hundreds of Yeezy prototypes in a parking lot—a representation of his creative process come to life. West says that his design team works on shoes how automotive factories work on a car. When asked about how many of these pairs will never see the light of day, he is quick to assert that he is not as "numbers guy."
"You can't calculate love," he says. "If you get a surprise cake from your grandmother, and you didn’t know she was in town, do you start asking her about the batter and specifically the frosting?"