Will Nike Ever Release the “Red October” Yeezy 2?
After the sudden news of a release of the Red October Yeezy 2 this Friday, Foot Locker quickly recanted their statement and tentatively cancelled the release faster than you could bellow “You ain’t got the answers, Sway!” into a microphone. Unless the nationwide chain retailer – the only sneaker store that ever put out any sort of release info for the controversial kicks – pulls another fast one and decides to release them on the December 27th date it originally established, it doesn’t seem like Red Octobers in 2013 are a reality.
What was once the most anticipated release of the year has now become a “just get it over with” scenario, and as Nike continues to wait while Kanye continues to air out his Swoosh-related business on the radio, we’re left to wonder if Nike will choose to scrap it as a whole and do its best to pretend the shoes never existed. However, there are still the lucky few who won free pairs through Kanye’s giveaway, and with fine print reading the shoes won’t arrive until January 2014 the earliest, Nike may just wait until those freebie pairs start making their way out in an effort to minimize the Red October headlines. Kanye-designed sneakers are 100% happening in 2014, however, whether it be the Yeezy or the Yeezi (or whatever name the hip-hop turned designer and adidas has formulated). Your thoughts? Chime in below.
@sneakernews today doe...
To that bum who commented on my thoughts about Kanye...
That was my opinion... Your a lame
Kanye is a genious ....
To those that commented on my thoughts...
I could care less on what you think of my feelings.
Feelings are like (A-- Holes)
Everybody has one... Therefore these are mine...
Kanye is a pure genious.... PERIOD
The heck with Nike.... Ye will find other avenues
I could care less of what you bums think of my opinion about Ye....
Feelings are like butt holes ... Everybody has one...
Therefore these are mine..
Kanye is a genious... PERIOD
The hell with Nike..
Kanye will find other avenues....
( New Slaves)
Some of these bums who commented on this issue have drunk too much hateraide....
U wish that u had the artistry that Ye has....
Just like crackerjacks... Introduced who they thought was a rookie to the industry..
He makes one shoe in which sells way more than they ever expected... So they hate on a international level... Keep it up Ye
Ur real BLACK folks are behind u
" New Slaves"
What people don't take into account is that the heads of both Adidas and Nike are, though each other's competition, know and respect one another. For Nike to release that sneaker may cause some sort of rift between the companies on an internal level. It's a rather realistic and business-oriented theory. How else can a publicly corporate chain cease a release. It isn't Bodega or Saint Alfred's (both well regarded, yet independently-owned). It's an international corporation.
We will see them! I think they won't be as expensive as the first shoe maybe. There was to much news around these shoes here! Nike will release some
I hope nike stick's it to him.His ego is bigger then Texas without warrant.Even if they make a bunch and the resellers cop they still wont be no 2-3 grand prolly like 300-600 which is way more acceptable.
Nike is waiting for his Adidas debut, then they're gonna release thee RED Octobers to which ones the consumers choose. (That's just my humble opinion).
YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS. YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS. YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS. YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS SNEAKER NEWS
Its a decent sportswear shoe, but really overhyped. Shoe fiends really make a shoe more popular than it actually is. if 10,000-15,000 where available the demand wouldn't be that crazy
in one word NO now let the hype with air yeezy 2's die already they aren't even better then the first air yeezy's
@Rusty McDOUGAL The reason why I didn't take it into account is because it's dead wrong and not the way business works? If these were privately held companies your theory could be somewhat entertained(I'd need a lot of alcohol) but they're publicly traded and this flawed logic would never fly with a board of directors, investors or shareholders.
"may cause some sort of rift between the companies on an internal level. It's a rather realistic and business-oriented theory. It's a rather realistic and business-oriented theory." No it's not. There's not one bit of rationale business logic in anything you typed. I'm trying to figure out if you actually believe this yourself or you simply don't know what you're saying but in your head it sounded really awesome. We've all done that at some point and time.
How someone could mention Bodega, Saint Alfred, Adidas and Nike in any comparative context is absolutely beyond me. Have you ever heard the phrase "you're comparing apples to oranges"? Do you understand what that means? That's exactly what you're attempting to do but I digress. If you're interested in business that's great but you should go to college and study business not make up some reverse logic of how a business and competition or the perceived notion of it really works.
@mintboltIf only Nike/Jordan were there for it's customers. Hopefully one of the answers you have is more Jordan's being released so kids don't have to french kiss their shoes, get jacked or worse shot.
@trianglechokevt if Nike releases his shoe they are promoting him. If they really want to stick it to him they won't release them at all. Having a release with his name associated will cause a media frenzy only boosting his ego and potentially his Adidas sales.
@Cory LS DigInteresting opinion. If that is/were their strategy it could backfire big time.
@Staxx13 how would you explain the space jams and the gammas that just released? They weren't released in limited amounts and the hype was huge & still is. People were/are paying thousands for some yeezys and I doubt if these released in mass amounts this would help. Re-sellers would go bonkers buying as much as they can and selling for as high as they can to make a quick buck before the hype dies down and even then there is a possibility that it might not. The market is jacked because the balance is askew due to the re-sellers and Nike reaps all the benefits and rewards their loyal customers with price hikes.
YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS!... yea i kno.
@Staxx13Who says that's not the amount actually available? My dude in terms of stock that is absolutely nothing. Do you know that when you break down the numbers The Mall of America can have as much as 100,000 customers per day? That's just one mall in the US!
The point I do agree with is it's us that seriously adds to the hype of a shoe. If more people would just keep calm instead of acting like a 14yr who just saw a titty for the first time everything would be alright in the world of shoes.
@realest_big_infinite The history of shoe releases + the ratio of customers (divided by) supply + demand = You don't know what the hell your talking about.
This is all Kanye needs. The man talking trash and trying to keep him and the Yeezy's down. Damn you.
@realest_big_infinite they made 500k pairs of bred 11s and they sure did not sit.
@FutureTomorrow_ @Rusty McDOUGAL You actually have not said anything. You have not presented an argument other than the fact that Nike is a publicly traded company. Thats not an argument. Just a fact which is outside the context of the above-mentioned topic. I did not compare independently-owned stores like Bodega or St. Alfreds to Nike or Adidas at all. I simply stated their differences.
The theory I was presenting above is something im not privy to on a personal level. I do not see the inner workings of Nike. regardless of that i do know this:
Fact: the board members of both Nike and Adidas are not the persons who decide on the release of product from the aforementioned companies.
With that being said I would only think that the decisions going on about this sneaker is something both personal and business oriented.
The paramount subject you have decided to focus on is my college education or whether you choose to be entertained by my opinion. You have to some extent, ergo your comment.
Though I have no official affiliation with the companies in question I do know and understand both my ignorance and knowledge of facts, rumors and theories and you have not stated any whatsoever in your, as I think it is, Kanye rant.
Now, I care not for your assumed college education for it has lent little to this discussion. I rather learn/debate your facts about the YeezyII's than your opinion on me. If you do learn any credible information on this potential release without the excess of chastisement feel free to type away.
@toughluck@trianglechokevtExactly. If Nike really wants to stick it to Kanye all stock of red october's and any other Yeezy inventory are headed to an incinerator, never to see the light of day. As a Corp there are so many ways they could write that off and not even blink. Both of you are right. Kanye's ego is so huge that he'll find 10 ways to prove this is a win for him and Nike admitted to losing in the fact that they still released his shoe. Then he'll sing about it...then get angry and go on a radio show so he can explain those 10 reasons he won to us.
@kicks67 @Staxx13 Yeah he is right the first two Yeezy's release were limited. And I highly doubt if they do release these they will be as limited as the Pure Platinum & Solar Red Yeezys. They might price these high at first just because the value and name. But honestly I think it all depends on the release
@FutureTomorrow_@toughluck@trianglechokevtI mean the simple fact of the matter is that it's already too late for nike to stick it to kanye the yeezys have too much buzz about them. Even if they send the red octobers to the incinerator as you say that would just add to the value of the ones that are already out there, which would probably skyrocket after that... kanye has alot of room to brag here ijs