Yeezy Trainer Experiment: Would You Steal Kanye West £3,000 Trainers?

08/01/2015 12:24 | Updated 20 May 2015

What would you do if you saw a pair of £3,000 limited edition Yeezy trainers lying on the ground next to a sleeping homeless person? Apparently, most people would steal them. That's real nice isn't it?

The question was answered when US prankster Yousef Erakat set up his very own "Kanye West Yeezys Experiment" and filmed the whole thing.

The video, which has racked up over 2.5 million views (and counting) proves that, generally, people are thieving douchebags and makes for some rather uncomfortable viewing.

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The kicks, designed by Kanye West sold out in just 11 minutes when they dropped in February this year, and while you could originally get your hands on them for £220 they are now selling on eBay for anywhere between £3,00 and £5,000.

Rumour has it a pair even went for £10m on eBay shortly after they sold out.

The most shocking thing about the video isn't even that people would steal the super expensive kicks - it's the reasoning they give to their actions when they get caught.

One guy justifies stealing them by saying the "homeless man" probably nicked them in the first place. Oh, well when you put it like that... You're still a terrible person.

Another thief explained that he reckoned the trainers could be used to fund his college tuition rather than the booze the owner would evidentially pawn them for.

Thankfully there seems to be one person with a functioning moral compass. A young woman confronts one of the guys who decided to remove the trainers from the sleeping man's possession.

Watch the video here:

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