Kanye West's Red October shoe range known as Air Yeezy 2 have sold out within eleven minutes of going on sale, reports Vibe, and now you'll have to turn to the seedy underbelly of the Internet to get your hands on 'em at extortionate prices.

Kanye has enjoyed a predictably volatile relationship with Nike ever since pushing out his shoe line, accusing the manufacturers of not fully getting behind the project. In true Kanye fashion, he then withdrew his own support of the project and high-tailed it over to Adidas.

Speaking to BBC jock Zane Lowe, West elaborated further on his thinking, saying: "I can make music, I can do it, but I shouldn't be limited to one place of creativity... You guys don't understand that I did the Yeezys and they eBayed for $90,000 but I didn't get a call from Nike the next day."

These are terribly strange words to be coming from Kanye's mouth, and even sounds somewhat profound, but then you remember that it's just Kanye West talking about shoes.

West, though, couldn't be happier. His new deal with Adidas, he claims, will make him "bigger than Walmart", because apparently that's something to strive for.

He also described himself to New York's Hot 97 as "the Tupac of product", whatever that means. It's a shame he couldn't just be the "Kanye of music", we kinda liked that guy.