One of the options Adidas considered was to destroy the Ye-designed shoes, but the company ultimately decided against it, the CEO said. Instead it will sell them and donate the proceeds to charity.
In October, Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, over the rapper's antisemitic remarks. The company's inability to sell his popular Yeezy line of shoes helped batter earnings.
It is unknown why the Grammy-winning rapper Ye showed up to the Los Angeles office, but it was the latest in a string of controversial episodes after the artist made several antisemitic remarks.