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Kanye West Explains Why His Yeezy Slides Didn't Fit at 2Chainz's Wedding

It's "the Japanese way."
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A guest should never upstage the bride. But Kanye West seemingly did just that at 2Chainz's and Kesha Ward's Miami wedding on August 18 when he wore a pair of ill-fitting Yeezy slippers and a pale green suit that made people on the Internet freak out. 

Twitter ripped the rapper apart because the $150 slides were too small for his feet, and no one could figure out why West would even wear shoes that looked that uncomfortable. However, Yeezy finally defended his fashion choice, proving that perhaps he is always just two steps ahead (no pun intended) when it comes to menswear. 

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"The Japanese way," West clarified with photos that provided instructions for how to properly wear the shoes. "Your heal sould extend 1-2 cm off the back of the wooden sole," it reads. 

West's followers immediately questioned his explanation, commenting, "He's really trying to justify himself wearing slides too small for his feet... Interesting that it took him like two weeks to find this." 

"I aint buyin that s--t Kanye," another user said. 

A Japanese news outlet called Sora News 24 supports West's claims.


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The writer states that Japanese slippers, known as getas, are worn in a smaller size, because although it might seem "counterintuitive to wear the shoes this way," doing so pushes your heel two to three centimeters off the back of the sandal, which "helps with balance."

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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