May 16, 2012 BY John Kim / 54
Updates regarding the Air Yeezy 2 release always seem to report a change, but just yesterday, Sneaker News provided you with a simple reminder that Air Yeezy 2 launch is still on schedule for June 9th in Australia. Production numbers are very limited (the entire continent of Australia is getting just 60 pairs total) so you can guess just how crazy the release will be (Nike’s nixing of camp-outs and midnight releases should definitely soothe the tension). While we’ve yet to see detailed images of the Black/Solar Red colorway straight from Nike, these continue to be spotted on the feet of some of Kanye’s and Nike’s VVIP (the extra V is intended); here we get a close-up On-Feet look at the Black/Solar Red joints from Jerry Lorenzo and you can clearly see the amount of detail that was packed into this sensitive project. More shots below, so take a look and stay tuned for more updates on the Air Yeezy 2.
These are sold off hype and not off look obviously. The marketing is simple but pure genius. Copping a dope pair of shoes doesnt make you a sneakerhead if thats what matters to you. A sneakerhead just enjoys buying and wearing sneakers that matters to him/her whether they are new balance or air jordan. Drop this shoe in the same manner as you would sell any other regular shoe in all major sneaker stores and it would not be a big of deal as it is now.
first off!!! there has never been a nike shoe that has cost $250 retail ever so alot of people are not going to get them becasue $250 i can buy 2 pairs of j's or people just not gonna drop $250 because its to rich for them....... me personally i want to get them but im not stressing them if i dont get them because im not looking to get into fights with people for these. im not looking to resell im looking to wear and i hope my days off from work i can pull off a pair
This is where my love and hate stems from with Nike. 60 pairs!!!!!!!! WTF that means it's being sold probably all in one store. Ever since the hypebeasts came out for the Galaxys , I've given up on the Yeezys. Folks selling their cars and bodies for a pair just kind of mad me fuck ill. These kicks are dope but the hype is absolutely OD. Hypebeasts kill the SNEAKER CULTURE...period!
Im seriously over these now... we've been waiting to long and the hype behind these is just ridiculous
Sneakernews DON C KANYE Westfriend wornthe yeezy on feet !! It is not J LORENZO !! I JUST WANT TO CORRECT IT!
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The ugliness hurts my soul. #HypebeastTrash Oh, and please stop sprouting off about us in Australia only getting 60 pairs in total... thats incorrect. ....SN is the MOTHER of all Hypebeasts! Wait, so according to you guys these are gonna be EXTREMELY limited and rare, so i should start sleeping on the streets right now and pay anything i can to secure a pair of these no matter how ugly or cheap they are? OK sn. lol.
IMMA GO TO AUSTRALIA AND BOMB THEM FAKE ASS NIGGAS AND THEN BUY ALL THE PAIRS BITCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH #YOLO
60 pair for a continent as big as Australia is fuuuuckin ridiculous... so i guess da US will only get 40 to 50 huh... Nike sure knows how to fuuck they consumers. And obviously Yeezy dont care either... Good luck to yall dat are tryin to cop
i really do not see what makes these sneaks so ill! i really do think the name that's attached to it makes it popular. but from a design stand point, i think they are really ugly. the only good thing i see on the shoe is the.....................................i'll get back too ya'll when i find it
Fresh till death!!!!! Hoping to cop a pair. Good luck to anyone trying to get them. And they fall on my bday! What a gift that would be!
I still don't get the big deal about these I mean they are nice sneakers even though they hav so much stuff going on but 250 dollars plus the fact that these will be next to impossible to get is just ridiculous. If Nike really wants to make money off of this design and others like foams why don't they just make them a general release? At least release enough pairs so people don't hav to jump through hoops to get them!! And doing that significantly reduces the amount of profit resellers can make. More pairs sold, less hype, reduced resellers, happier customers. Everybody wins. Just my opinion.
how about go into a retail spot and look on the wall and find the Nike Lebron 9 Elites..then tell me Nike hasn't EVER released a shoe for $250. thanks
I know one of the stores in Sydney that will be getting them and they will be holding a raffle for them just like what they did with the galaxy foams. To be honest, most Aussies wouldn't know what these are, one for the true sneaker head .
You just hatin' because you don't have the money nor time to cop 'em. You's a poor ass nigga, bruh. Real BBC niggas deserve these!! #BUFU
Thats so sad homie... people thought da galaxys were chaotic, dudes are kill each other in line waitin to get these. I could see 60 pair in jus sydney but 60 fa da entire country is jus absurd
Trust me I got the money what you need to realize is that $250 is a ridiculous price for shoes. You could buy so many more beneficial things than a pair of shoes. With $250 you could buy headphones, a guitar, some clothes, or something else that will last you and that you can actually gain something from. Only thing good that comes out of getting a pair of shoes is probably the compliments from other people, otherwise getting yeezys is no different than getting another pair of shoes that are much less. And if you pay $250 so people will compliment you, then you are a hype beast.
you r a potty mouth mister i want u to apoligize to everybody for using bad manners and foul language
Very true. Thing is that Yeezys are unlike other shoes. Bred 4's and 11's are an easy cop. Were talking about a shoe that some people are threatening to spend weeks/months on one shoe. As far as compliments, fashion as an industry is used so people can notice you. Peacocking if you will. I do agree that i wear what i like, but no one on here can deny that rush they get when a fellow sneakerhead realizes that you got somethin special on feet. I dont think wanting attention provokes being a hypebeast. IMO hypebeasting is buying the yeezys soley because SN, SC, FOX, CNN, Jesus are talking about how classic this sneaker is gonna be.
true $250 is a bit much, but your wrong; these are nothing like "another pair of shoes" these are YEEZYS. if your a sneakerhead you would understand the exclusiveness and the anticipation....but you people call it "hype" for some odd reason.