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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 x Air Jordan 6 “Donda West” Promo Sample

February 2nd, 2014 by | 27 comments

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Long before Drake completed his OVO-styled Air Jordan Retros, Jordan Brand was whipping up specialties with the former Nike-affiliated hip-hop artist turned designer Kanye West. We know the Chicago-bred artist completed the Yeezy set with Nike, but with the Jumpman label, he created this Air Jordan 6 Retro in honor of his late mother Donda West. As you can see, there are several details that make this Retro pair stand out, like the floral accents that surround the shoe and the Donda West calligraphy on the insole. These 2008 samples are likely to never hit stores, so check out the samples below and let us know what you think.

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14 Sneaker Headlines & Predictions for 2014

January 2nd, 2014 by | 58 comments

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2013 is in the books. Leading up the to end of the last calendar year Sneaker News reminded you of all the biggest headlines in the footwear world with SN Rewind, touching on all the game-changing stories that continue to evolve as we enter the new year. Now that you’re done reliving the past 12 months, it’s time to turn our eyes toward the future – and we’re here to help. While we are not certain of all the shoes that will release, we know what sort of shake-ups, collaborations, and revisited stories will go down. But there’s still plenty to draw on from the last couple of months of news that help to shape the portrait of the year ahead.

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Kanye West Has Designed 20 Shoes with adidas Thus Far

December 22nd, 2013 by | 34 comments

kanye west 20 adidas Kanye West Has Designed 20 Shoes with adidas Thus Far

Kanye West is in the sneaker headlines more than ever thanks to his departure from Nike and his outspoken nature regarding his work with adidas. The latest snippet from a radio interview reveals directly from West that the newly pinned designer has already designed 20 shoes with adidas. That’s not guaranteeing that 20 adidas x Kanye shoes will release once we hit September 2014, but the wheels are definitely moving much faster at the adidas HQ than we had expected. We’ll keep you updated on the latest happenings in this groundbreaking partnership so stay tuned for more updates.

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Kanye West x adidas Collaboration to Launch in September 2014

December 20th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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By now you’ve heard the news that Kanye West’s new partnership with adidas will take shape as early as September 2014 to coincide with trade shows and New York Fashion Week. But does that include footwear? He didn’t go into specifics during the interview with Chicago’s b96 96.3 FM’s Stylz & Roman, but the next Kanye sneaker may very well hit stores in less than a year. There has been more talk about the name of Kanye’s line with adidas, with “Yeezi” being a popular prediction. In any case, fans of the hip-hop star and self-proclaimed artistic genius won’t have to wait too long to see the collection on their own, so stay tuned to Sneaker News for more developments on the footwear side of things and let us know what you think of this news.

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Kanye West x adidas Product to be Sold at Karmaloop

December 5th, 2013 by | 9 comments

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According to Karmaloop founder and CEO Greg Selkoe, the Kanye West x adidas line will be available at that online mecca of streetwear and sneakers. This little detail gives us a hint that the Kanye West x adidas project will be distributed much more liberally than his previous works with the likes of Nike and Louis Vuitton. And that certainly lines up with West’s purported goal of bringing premium product to the masses at a reasonable price. Let us know if you’re looking forward to the easy acquisition of the Kanye West x adidas line come its 2014 launch and stay tuned for updates from Sneaker News.

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Kanye West x adidas Partnership Officially Announced

December 3rd, 2013 by | 17 comments

kanye west adidas collaboration Kanye West x adidas Partnership Officially Announced

Kanye West already commented on his adidas partnership, but now the brand finally has something to say about it. This morning adidas reps put out an official statement regarding what is sure to be a monumental team up, stating that they are welcoming to the adidas family “one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West.” Exact details regarding the scope of the collaboration remain thin, but we remind you again that one of West’s main motivations in making the move from Nike to adidas was a bigger sandbox to play in. Read the full statement after the click and check in with Sneaker News for official updates on the Kanye West x adidas project as they arrive.

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Kanye West Autographs DJ Greg Street’s Air Yeezy Collection & More

December 3rd, 2013 by | 3 comments

kanye west signs air yeezy dj greg street Kanye West Autographs DJ Greg Streets Air Yeezy Collection & More

Kanye West interviews continue to make headlines as the newest superstar signee to The Brand With The Three Stripes made another media appearance in Atlanta on Monday.  Ye stopped in to noted sneakerhead DJ Greg Street‘s show and signed some items that represent a footwear highlight reel, including all three of the original Nike Air Yeezys, Kanye’s collabs with Louis Vuitton and Bape, and even the Yeezy 2 (though no Red Octobers were on display).  Click through to see if there’s enough proof here of Kanye’s genius as a shoe designer and stick with Sneaker News for the latest on his adidas capsule.

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