Kanye West is keen to bring back the “Red October” sneaker brand and has also filed for its trademark. In 2013, he tried to trademark the “Red October” brand back in 2013, but it was a flop after he clearly failed to complete all the necessary paperwork. If the recent attempt to trademark the brand is approved, Kanye will be allowed to use the “Red October” name on a variety of different clothing, including shoes.
Nike released the Air Yeezy II “Red Octobers” in February of 2014 and the sneakers sold out in 11 minutes and a pair is currently listed for $6,500 on Flight Club. In addition, one of Kanye’s latest Adidas releases, the YEEZY Mud Rat 500s have been criticized by fans online comparing them to orthopedic shoes. Kanye parted ways with Nike in 2013 after he accused them of not paying him royalties for his Yeezy sneakers. He subsequently signed a deal with Adidas and has released a number of sneakers and clothing collections with them since.