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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 “Net” – Autographed by Kanye West

February 6th, 2013 by | 9 comments

nike air yeezy net autographed by kanye west Nike Air Yeezy Net   Autographed by Kanye West

Did the nearly $100,000 price tag on the recent signed Nike Air Yeezy 2 end up just a little bit out of your budget? If so then there’s another chance you get your hands on a West-blessed pair. Pictured here is the Nike Air Yeezy ‘Net’, the last of the original three to release, that has Kanye’s autograph on the right sneaker, again with that weird logo also scribbled on. Continue reading for a better look at this signed pair of the Air Yeezy and then check out the auction from jodibethbrown on eBay.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Charity Auction

January 27th, 2013 by | 4 comments

air yeezy 2 charity auction Nike Air Yeezy 2 Charity Auction

Earlier this month RE/CREATE New York launched a charitable platform for which creators and artists could donate some of their productions for auction, with proceeds going directly to the New York Cares organization. A standout of the collection of items was a pair Air Yeezy 2s in the Black/Solar Red colorway that were worn and signed by hip-hop mega-star Kanye West; with a charitable cause at focus of this incredible auction, we predict the final bidding price on this item to be far greater than any sneaker auction we’ve already seen – and it’s already on its way to some incredible numbers. To bid or to see the listing in it’s entirety, check out the listing from createthegroup on eBay.

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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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