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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.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Signed & Worn by Kanye West to Be Auctioned for Hurricane Sandy Victims

January 8th, 2013 by | 12 comments

nike air yeezy 2 autographed kanye west worn charity pair Nike Air Yeezy 2 Signed & Worn by Kanye West to Be Auctioned for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Nike Air Yeezy 2 already stands as one of the hardest to find sneakers out there on the secondary market thanks to the frenzy that their limited release this summer whipped up. Registering as even more coveted for any Kanye West fan is this autographed pair (and worn by ‘Ye) of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 ‘Solar Red’. The pair features his signature across the scaly side panel along with a curious little drawing in the same silver marker (cue the Illuminati symbol speculation). Continue reading for a look at this Kanye West autographed Nike Air Yeezy 2 and then keep your eyes on the charity auction for Hurricane Sandy victims put on by Re/Create New York to see how much this grail goes for come the January 24th auction date.

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Classic Rapper/Shoe Combos Ranked & Illustrated

December 1st, 2012 by | 21 comments

famous rapper shoe connections Classic Rapper/Shoe Combos Ranked & Illustrated

Back before every rapper out there wanted to be a sneakerhead, individual MCs were associated with one particular shoe. Snoop Dogg came on the scene rocking Chucks in classic West Coast form, Ghostface Killah proclaimed the arrival of the Wally Era, and Nelly told us all about his Air Force 1s. Four Pins ran through these rappers and more, and ranked each-apparently out of the top 2,500 rapper/shoe connections. Click through to check out the illustrations and let us know in the comments who your picks are for the other 2,495.

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SN’EADS: Who Ain’t Got No Yeezy?

June 13th, 2012 by | 13 comments

sneads yeezy summary SNEADS: Who Aint Got No Yeezy?

Will the Nike Air Yeezy 2 launch this past weekend wind up as the single biggest sneaker story of 2012?  We’ll look back from the precipice of ’13 remembering how the second Kanye West x Nike Sportswear release melted a corner of the internet, and barring a surprise on the order of the Nike Mag or something extra special from Jordan Brand, Mr. West’s best yet is a safe bet to top all the year-end best-of lists.  A huge part of the Air Yeezy 2′s sweeping success is its exclusivity and how tough it is to get a pair, but could we ever see a bizarro world where Yeezys are so limited Ye himself can’t even get a pair?  That’s the premise for Ree’s latest Sn’eads cartoon, one that includes the latest Kanye in Air Jordan VIs sighting.  Have a look at the video in full after the jump, let us know if you been had Yeezy 2s and let us know if you’ve had any luck grabbing a pair in the aftermath of Saturday’s launch.

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Kim Kardashian Shows Off ‘His & Her’ Air Yeezy 2s

June 12th, 2012 by | 37 comments

kim kardashian air yeezy 2 1 Kim Kardashian Shows Off His & Her Air Yeezy 2s

Oh Kim Kardashian, just a few short months with the man and it already looks like Yeezy taught you well. After Kanye West and Kim linked up her sneaker game was immediately on the rise, popping up in the Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’, a sneaker selection no doubt influenced by Mr. West. This time around is another clear case of Kanye passing some heat off to his boo, as we’re pretty sure Kim Kardashian wasn’t caught lining up outside of the local sneaker spot for the Nike Air Yeezy 2. Hit the jump with us for the full shot of her and Kanye in their matching “his and hers” Black/Solar Red Nike Air Yeezy 2′s, a release so crazy that some people stood in line for a duration almost as long as Kim’s last marriage.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Officially Unveiled

May 30th, 2012 by | 100 comments

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It’s here.

Possibly the most anticipated sequel to any sneaker in the history of the game is Kanye West’s second project with Nike Sportswear. The first Yeezy was introduced in 2009 (hope you remembered that proceeds went to a charity of Kanye’s choice) and has since created an indomitable legend in such a short period of time, causing an increased excitement about the the second Air Yeezy. Built on the Air Tech Challenge II outsole with design inspiration gathered from other classic Cross Training silhouettes, the Air Yeezy 2 draws upon the animalistic appeal with the anaconda-textured leather and reptilian-inspired spikes along the heel, but also serves true function as unnecessary padding was removed and the tongue and collar are both comfortable and breathable. Clearly, the shoe is slimmer and a bit lowered compared to the original Air Yeezy, as it was tailored to fit Kanye’s foot and designed for comfort and movement.

One of the highlight details of the Air  Yeezy 2 is the selection of materials; a luxurious combination of rich leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck complete an awe-inspiring package of high-end feel. The added details refer ancient civilizations, like the emblem of Horus on the tongue, the hieroglyphics that spell out ‘YZY’, and ‘lace-lock’ holes that spell out the Roman numeral ‘II’. The Nike Air Yeezy 2 will release globally on June 9th at select retailers and will be very limited in number, so continue reading for these official detailed images and stay tuned for more updates regarding the release of what is surely one of the best sneaker releases of 2012.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 ‘Solar Red’ – On-Feet

May 16th, 2012 by | 54 comments

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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.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Release On Schedule

May 15th, 2012 by | 75 comments

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Up until now, the Air Yeezy 2 has strictly been a ‘VIP’ only affair, with fellas by the names of Jay-Z, Shawn Pecas (one of Def Jam’s top dogs), and LeBron James being the very select group of people with the shoes on feet. The release of the Air Yeezy 2 has been subject to change possibly in response to the advanced camp-outs that were reported months before the rumored April 2012 release date, but confirmed data of a June drop later quieted the rumors of a complete cancellation of the much-hyped sneaker release. Since we provided you the info on a June release, not much more has been said regarding the shoe, but this latest update from Australian retailer Laced confirms that the Air Yeezy 2 ETA is right on schedule – June 9th, both colorways.

To get an idea of how limited they will be, the entire continent of Australia will receive sixty total pairs, and Laced will hold their own raffle to ensure a fair shot to those who attend their release party on the night of the release. We’ll keep you updated with more information regarding stateside release details, but keep in mind that June 9th is the target date for this summer blockbuster.

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