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Yeezy Supply DOWN as furious sneaker fans ‘accused of being bots’

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SNEAKER fanatics are fuming after the app and website selling the latest Yeezy sneakers crashed for shoppers across the globe.

The outage on Tuesday has left cash-flushed customers unable to buy the latest pairs of Adidas Yeezys, which are made in collaboration with rap megastar Kanye West.

Visitors to the hugely popular website are met with an error message that blames a "security issue" for the downtime.

"Please try refreshing or accessing our website from a different browser or another device," the error message reads.

"If this does not help, the issue might be caused by malware."

It's not clear precisely what's causing the website and app issues, or how long it could last for.

The Sun has reached out to Adidas for comment.

It's the latest twist on this year's iteration of Yeezy Day.

The event went live on August 2nd in the United States and August 3rd in the EU and China.

New releases and restocks have available on the app on an hourly basis since 7 a.m. ET.

Fans have blamed the outage on "bots" - automated software designed to buy up sought-after sneakers in bulk.

Tech whizzes who operate the software, known as scalpers, then flog the shoes on reseller sites at hugely inflated prices.

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It's not the only site to experience issues today: Twitter also went down for thousands of users this afternoon.

In other tech news, the next iPhone will come in a new pink colour and start at just under £800, according to recent rumours.

Apple has paid millions of dollars to a woman whose explicit videos and images were shared online by people repairing her iPhone.

And, Spotify has launched a new feature for its Android and iOS apps that spots your favourite artists and gives you a personalised playlist.

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