Kanye West fuels speculation over San Antonio-based shoe company

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The musician and designer has made it clear he is unhappy with Adidas, with whom he has signed a contract for his Yeezy line until 2026.

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

After a week of publicly airing his grievances with Adidas and saying he wanted control of a shoe company, the musician and designer posted a picture of the SAS logo on his Instagram page on Monday.

West created nearly 100 Instagram posts in the past week, the vast majority of which are aimed at Adidas and its board. He claims the brand pulls out old shoes, names and colors them without his permission and steals his designs. He asked who should be his first recruit when he heads up Adidas, and seems to have a particular dislike for senior vice-president Daniel Cherry III.

In a previous article on Monday, he said he needed a shoe business or to take over some shoe factories.

“Which shoe company will give me control? I have to be the head of the board and the main decision maker,” he said.

A few hours later, he posted a photo of the SAS logo.

SAS is a private company based in San Antonio, specializing in comfort, non-slip footwear and diabetic products. The shoes don’t look much like Kanye’s Yeezy line, but you could bet if he took over the company there would be a few changes.

Kanye’s first shoe was with streetwear brand Bape in 2007, then he worked with Louis Vuitton and Nike before teaming up with Adidas in 2015.

Adidas has yet to publicly respond to West’s posts, and neither has SAS.


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