June 11, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 33
The feet of Kanye West himself have always been, understandably so, the first place to look to find out what’s coming next from the line. The latest example of that is the red Nike Air Yeezy 2. The sneaker had been floating around in sample form for a while, but it wasn’t until they showed up on the feet of the Louis Vuitton Don himself during that Saturday Night Live performance that the anticipation hit a fever pitch. It appears that, going forward, the shoes will sort of be his on-stage go to as far as footwear goes, and this past weekend he brought them out again, hitting the main stage at the Governors Ball festival in NYC on Sunday night.
It was that appearance that finally gives us a detailed look at the red Yeezy 2; as you can see, the mini Swoosh on the back end of the sneaker has a sort of chiseled effect going on, one that’s reminiscent of the diamond inspired one frequently grabbed at by the Nike LeBron X. Also interesting is the apparent lack of a glow-the lighting, which suggests that there’s a solid-colored outsole without any such “glow” effect going on. Sneaker News has an exclusive gallery of on-feet images of the red Nike Air Yeezy 2 here, so continue on and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more Air Yeezy 2 updates and info.
Photos: Danny Pena for Sneaker News
I miss the snake skin i think if they where gonna replace it they should have don the laser Y print like on the ones
I like them, these look much more futuristic than the the past two colorways, the TPU or whatever material it is looks nice, the swoosh looks cool, and the color is crazy, would be happy to get a pair.
@kelv the fuck is wrong with you
@Flyrio maybe a mass cheap production?
@Flyrio i know that made me sawad
The rear portion isn't mesh, it appears to be a molded TPU panel. See how the swoosh has a different texture embossed into it? It is likely molded similarly to an outsole, though the material will be thinner and more flexible.
Yea, I was on my phone when I 1st peeped them.. On da iPad now. So I see wat u talkin bout... But I do like da mesh upper rather then da leather like da last 2 releases... I kinds figured da back would stay molded... Either way, dope shoe. Plus red is my favorite color. So gotta try to get these
@DominicD @Da_Real_Big_Infinite @Sole_2_Sole I like how the picture of your Yeezy's has that extra inch of toe guard suede which is higher and extends further into the midsole than most Yeezys. I also like how the nike check is parallel with the sole oppose to the traditional 45 degree angle. Did Yeezy send you these customs personally?
Yea... Da upper was leather wit snakeskin scales.. These has a mesh upper like da forefoot & a jeweled swoosh
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite I've never actually seen a pair of Yeezy 2's in person, but wasn't the material on the forefoot of the first two the same textile as we see in these pictures?