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Kanye West appears to be trying to get back into the shoe game after Adidas cut ties with him last year over a string of anti-Semitic remarks.
The 45-year-old disgraced rapper has filed to trademark new Yeezy Sock Shoes, TMZ reported on Friday.
The documents were submitted on May 4 by West's Mascotte Holdings Inc., and they listed the product as 'YZY SOCK SHOES.'
The forms were reportedly light on details about what the sock shoes would look like, though they were described as 'Socks; socks with leather soles.'
West appears to be pushing forward even as his old partner Adidas said it planned to sell its remaining stock of Yeezy shoes — without his branding — before donating the proceeds to charity.
New venture: Kanye West, 45, has filed to trademark Yeezy Sock Shoes, according to documents obtained by TMZ on Friday; seen in February 2020 in Beverly Hills
Long in the works: West was previously seen wearing what may have been an early version of the design in 2019. They were described as 'Socks; socks with leather soles'
Although he's only now trying to trademark the design, it appears to have been in the works for years.
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