Kanye West Says His Too-Small Slides Are Worn 'the Japanese Way' After Kim Kardashian Roasts Him

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West, 2015
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Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. 

Kanye West is defending his fashion choices after his wife and the rest of the Internet made fun of the rapper for wearing his Yeezy slides in a size too small.

Kim Kardashian posted a video to her Instagram story in which she zooms in on her husband's shoes, laughing as she jokes, "The real question is, do those fit?” 

“That’s what everyone wants to know," she continued. "What size are those?" West also received some flak for a similarly tiny pair of slides that he wore to 2 Chainz's wedding in Miami.

The rapper took to Twitter to silence the haters. He uploaded two shoe diagram photos on Tuesday (Aug. 28) explaining the "Japanese way" of wearing sandals, in which the heel typically extends about two centimeters off the back of the shoe's sole.

See the science behind the fashion statement below.