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Amid Adidas beef, Kanye West eyes San Antonio Shoemakers

The musician and designer has made it clear he is not proud of Adidas, which he is contracted with for his Yeezy line till 2026.

SAN ANTONIO — Does Kanye West need to take over San Antonio Shoemakers?

After every week of publicly airing his grievances with Adidas and saying he desires management of a shoe company, the musician and designer posted a photo of the SAS logo to his Instagram web page on Monday.

West has created practically 100 Instagram posts within the final week, the overwhelming majority of which take purpose at Adidas and their board. He claims that the model is releasing previous footwear, naming and coloring them with out his permission and stealing his designs. He requested who his first hire ought to be when he is the top of Adidas, and appears to have a selected dislike of Senior Vice President Daniel Cherry III. 

In an earlier submit on Monday he mentioned that he wants a shoe company, or to take over some shoe factories.

“What shoe company will give me control? I need to be the head of the board and the chief decision maker,” he mentioned. 

Hours later, he posted an image of the SAS emblem.

SAS is a privately held company primarily based in San Antonio, with a deal with consolation, slip-resistant footwear and merchandise for diabetics. The footwear do not look very like Kanye’s Yeezy line, however you could possibly guess that if he took management of the company there could be some modifications.

Kanye’s first shoe was with the streetwear model Bape in 2007, then he labored with Louis Vuitton and Nike earlier than partnering with Adidas in 2015.

Adidas has but to publicly tackle West’s messages.

San Antonio Shoemakers launched this assertion Tuesday:

“San Antonio Shoemakers was built on the foundation of providing hand-crafted premium shoes manufactured in our own factories in Texas. It’s that commitment to high-quality products that has led to the longevity of our brand,” mentioned Nancy Richardson, CEO of San Antonio Shoemakers.

“Unique craftmanship, comfort and style, are always at the forefront of our mission to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We sincerely appreciate the interest Ye (Kanye West) has expressed towards our company and look forward to continuing the conversation around a potential collaboration.”

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