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KANYE WEST

Kanye West is a hip-hop and pop culture superstar best known for his music, taste in fashion, and sneakers. He is noted as one of the most well-versed sneakerheads in the celebrity community and is consistently seen wearing select sneakers in his music videos, live shows, and in public. He is also the first non-athlete to his his own Nike signature shoe called the Air Yeezy, which debuted in 2009. The Air Yeezy 2 is scheduled for a release in June 2012.

Kanye West in adidas Y-3 Yohji Boost in Big Sean’s IDFWU Preview

October 21st, 2014 by | No comments

kanye west adidas yohji boost big sean idfwu Kanye West in adidas Y 3 Yohji Boost in Big Seans IDFWU Preview

Yeezy season is approaching. The highly publicized split from Nike in lieu of stripier pastures has hit a lull until we see something new from Mr. West and the adidas camp, but we do have an update on what the G.O.O.D. Music head was wearing recently. Coach Kanye got his Bill Belichick on standing on the sidelines to show support for Big Sean in his upcoming IDFWU music video. He chose to wear what looks to be the adidas Y-3 Yohji Boost (see the middle stripe outfitted in what looks to be white text indicating the Y-3 affiliation). What do you think of his selection? CheckĀ out the full preview after the click to see Kanye and Big Sean decked out in adidas gear.

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Twitter Conversations: Is adidas Making The Right Moves?

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

twitter conversations adidas making moves Twitter Conversations: Is adidas Making The Right Moves?

You’ve heard plenty this year about the efforts of adidas, and how that brand is “back” as a result of their ongoing moves in recruiting new talent and nailing modern designs. Much noise has already been made about the partnerships planned from the powerful trio of Kanye, Pharrel, and Nigo. The brand has had no shortage of major hits this year in terms of new footwear – the adidas ZX Flux and the various BOOST models are slowly becoming ubiquitous on the lifestyle side of things. On top of those developments, word got out today that the brand has just acquired top Nike designers Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce, and Mark Miner, and will be opening up a new “creative design studio” in Brooklyn as the home of this new talent.

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Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Unexpected Collaborations

September 16th, 2014 by | 11 comments

nine at nine collaborators Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Unexpected Collaborations

Did you hear that Stan Smith is collaborating with adidas on the Stan Smith? Yes you read that correctly, the man that that signature sneaker was originally designed for is circling around for a special edition this year. That’s definitely strange territory for a pair of team up sneakers, as those sorts of projects are usually reserved for sneaker boutiques, artists, and the ever-dubious crowd of “influencers”. This isn’t the first time that a sneaker company has swerved around the typical groups selected for those x’d out sneaker releases though. There is a rich history of sneaker collaborations coming from companies that you’d never expect.

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Kanye West Says adidas Yeezy 3 Releasing In November

September 5th, 2014 by | 55 comments

kanye west adidas yeezy 3 Kanye West Says adidas Yeezy 3 Releasing In November

Kanye West says that the upcoming adidas Yeezy will be releasing in November, 2014. You might want to take that information with a grain of salt though – remember that he previously said that we’d be seeing them back in June, and after that there was talk of the shoe being delayed until 2015. His latest mention of the project, which again came during one of his on-stage rants, also has ‘Ye explicitly calling them the “Yeezy 3″. Head to the 2:50 mark in the video that’s waiting below to hear Kanye West speak on the adidas Yeezy 3 and stick with us for updates on the project.

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A Sneaker-by-Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye West’s Footwear Influence

July 22nd, 2014 by | 34 comments

kanye main 02b 1 A Sneaker by Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye Wests Footwear Influence

It’s almost impossible to ignore the massive influence that Kanye West has had on the sneaker industry and the way its consumers choose their products. His footwear selections and tendencies were quickly imprinted into the collective conscious of his fanbase, but more importantly, they sent the industry as a whole back to the drawing board in an effort to bring products that aligned with his thinking. Of course, the pop culture megastar was just like everyone else when the sneaker culture was in its neophytic stages; he merely wore what he liked, steadily rotating Air Jordans, Air Max 1s, and Air Force 1s, but as his career began to “touch the sky”, so did his personal tastes.

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Ibn Jasper Reveals Kanye West’s First adidas Sneaker Design from 2006

June 30th, 2014 by | 38 comments

kanye west adidas zx 850 2006 Ibn Jasper Reveals Kanye Wests First adidas Sneaker Design from 2006

The matter of Kanye West and the adidas ZX 850 is sort of a confusing one. Kanye associate Ibn Jasper previously claimed that the sneaker was the first ever Kanye x adidas design, created back in 2006. But when that news broke, some industry folk claimed that that wasn’t the case, as the 850 made its debut in the James Bond-designed David Beckham adidas collection. And yet Ibn has again pulled out a pair from that archive that he’s dubbed #TheFirstShoeKanyeDesigned. Take a look at the bone grey creation below and tell us in the comments if you think this is a slept-on Kanye sneaker.

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10 Ways Kanye West Changed Sneakers Forever

June 6th, 2014 by | 2 comments

kanye west changed sneakers 10 Ways Kanye West Changed Sneakers Forever

Kanye West changed the world of sneakers forever. That’s a bold claim no doubt, but Complex has the evidence to back it up. Their sneakers channel recently gave some more praise to Mr. West with this list, which points out a bunch of ways in which he’s impacted the game for better or for worse. A new high point for resell prices? Blame Kanye. Otherwise easily-acquired pairs like the “USA” AM90 Hyperfuse selling out? Blame Kanye. Check out a couple examples after the break and then head to Complex for the full list detailing Ye’s impact.

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