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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 ‘Wolf Grey’ – Euro Release Date

March 22nd, 2012 by | 41 comments

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Where are you Yeezy 2?  The answer to that question is exactly where you want to be on April 13th, a date that unlike the previously circulating March drop rumors is being backed by the very retailers that will have the first Nike Air Yeezy 2 in store (with some UK spots claiming they’ll have stock a day earlier on the 12th).  The Wolf Grey and Pure Platinum Air Yeezy 2 is a slightly more aggressive follow-up to the ‘Zen Grey’ Yeezy, this pair undoubtedly more texturally rich than its forebear, but can they produce the same frenzy as the first drops in April 2009?  Will you even have the scratch necessary to wrangle a pair at the $250 MSRP with all the heat that’s dropped earlier this year and more soon to come?!  Another major milestone in what’s shaping up as the single biggest year in the history of sneakerhead culture, you’ll find the ‘Wolf Grey’ Air Yeezy 2 at top-end Nike Sportswear locations like Solebox in Berlin on April 13th, 2012.

Nike Air Yeezy 2
Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum
508214-010
04/13/12
$250

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Wolf Grey – Pure Platinum | Detailed Images

March 21st, 2012 by | 108 comments

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Behold the Nike Air Yeezy 2 in all its glory! After countless peeks via paparazzi shots and camera phone pics, we finally get our first set of detailed images of Kanye West’s second Nike shoe. Here we see the Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum colorway from multiple angles and exposing all sorts of goodies like our best look yet at the Horus-inspired tongue logo and some additional Yeezy hieroglyphics on the velcro beneath the the midfoot strap. We also get a better indication of the luxurious upper materials, the Torch mesh in the tongue, the chunky metallic lace tips and a nice crisp view of the Yeezy 2 dustbag seen last night. These are set to hit worldwide retailers like Singapore’s Limited Edt on April 13th, so dig into these pics and you’d better start gameplanning for the release if you’re hoping to get a pair. Stay tuned for more pics and further release information coming soon. via streething

Nike Air Yeezy 2
Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum
508214-010
04/13/12
$250

 

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Dustbag

March 21st, 2012 by | 15 comments

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It takes a marketing mind as shrewd as Kanye West’s to recognize that literally any kind of attention equals more money, so perhaps the conspiracy theories should question whether he’s paying the infamous secret blogger to make anonymous Illuminati accusations as yet one more way to attract more eyes. Kanye has embraced the chatter linking him to our supposed lizard (or is it alien?) overlords in a variety of ways of late, everything from that infamous Horus chain and its Egyptian ties to the theme and title of Watch the Throne with its privileged elite perspective.

Tinfoil hats will probably be able to find even more connections, but the one that was literally right under our noses without most folks knowing it is a shared iconography on the Nike Air Yeezy 2‘s tongue and dustbag. This pyramid-backed Horus insignia is just the latest in a long line of increasingly skyward reaching images from a guy who’s continued pushed the boundaries of mainstream hip-hop, and heaven only knows the kind of frenzy these are going to cause upon the first release on April 13th. Click through to see more of the Air Yeezy 2′s dustbag and stick with Sneaker News for the latest. via teamfreshh on NT

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Logo

March 12th, 2012 by | 66 comments

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Next to last year’s Nike Mag 2011 release, the Air Yeezy 2 has been Nike’s best kept sneaker secrets in quite a long span of time. The looming release has been approached with a level of nervousness from both the community of consumers as well as the retailers and Nike itself; just how much mayhem could possibly surround the most stirring releases of 2012? Continuing the unfolding story of the Air Yeezy 2, we stumbled upon some interesting new information regarding the logo spotted on the Air Yeezy 2; based on the findings of NT member youbigdummy, the new logo appears to be inspired by the Bird Gods of Ancient Egypt, which runs consistent to Kanye’s personal interest/infatuation with Egyptian deities and their versatility as iconic symbols in fashion.

You might even recollect Kanye’s mind-boggling 24K gold Horus chain and pyramid rings during his appearance at the 2010 BET Awards, which generated a ton of interest from various pop-culture blogs worldwide; the chain worn around his neck represented the Bird God known as Horus, who is recognized as the God of War and the God of the Sky, so Kanye’s intense affinity to such a powerful icon could, quite frankly, be very well understood. With such a profound sense and conceptualization of fashion, it’s very clear that a lot of thought has gone into the Air Yeezy 2 design, and his demand for perfection is likely one reason why the Air Yeezy 2 never seemed to find the right time for a release – until now. Your thoughts on this newfound detail? Let us know in the comments area below.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Updated Release Info

March 5th, 2012 by | 57 comments

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Sneaker News readers voted the Nike Air Yeezy 2 as the most anticipated sneaker release of 2012 in our year-end Sneaker News Reader’s Choice Poll, beating out the two blockbuster Air Jordan Retros by significant margins. That notion still remains, but it’s becoming a difficult task to track the progress of the Air Yeezy 2 with Nike keeping such a tight lid on the project. This past Friday, Sneaker News was provided some information regarding a third colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 2, but it appears that for now, just two colorways will release – the Black/Solar Red, which has been on Kanye’s feet over the last few months, and the Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum, commonly referred to as the ‘Zen Grey’. Another significant piece of information is that the rumored release of March 23rd is looking to be unlikely, with the release rumored to be pushed back to a later date (but not far after). If you want the most up-to-date information regarding the Nike Air Yeezy 2 release, you know where to keep in tuned, so let us know which of the two confirmed colorways you’d prefer to have, and stick with Sneaker News for more updates. Many thanks to Jack for the info.

Nike Air Yeezy 2
Black/Solar Red
508214-006

Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum
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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Black – Pink | Up-Close Look

February 27th, 2012 by | 35 comments

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The frequency of Nike Air Yeezy 2 sightings has slowed a bit in early 2012, but if we get anywhere near the March 23rd release date that’s been circulating, you can expect to see a whole lot more from Kanye West’s latest collaboration with Nike Sportswear.  These new shots of the black/pink Air Yeezy 2 come courtesy of Mr. West’s associate Don C, the same fellow who recently showed us what it would look like atop an Air Jordan VI-derived sole.  They give a sense of the variety of textures in play and only hint at the glow-in-the-dark sole with so-so lighting.  The only sneaker on the horizon that could make March more explosive than February’s been, you can see more of the black and pink Air Yeezy 2 after the jump below.

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Nike Air Yeezy x Air Jordan VI Sample

February 23rd, 2012 by | 44 comments

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What’s Kanye West’s favorite shoe? Is it the Air Jordan VI, which we’ve seen him rock effortlessly time and time again on the streets and during live performances, or is it the Nike Air Yeezy, his first ever signature shoe with Nike? It’s likely a toss-up at this point because Kanye’s been wearing Air Jordans long before his Nike deal, but here’s a look at something that could have been – a Nike Air Yeezy with an Air Jordan VI outsole. This sick Yeezy x VI sample, shared by Kanye’s pal Don C, combines Yeezy’s first with Jordan’s first (championship) in a tonal-black set-up with an orange ‘Y’ lace lock, suede uppers, a leather ankle, and patent leather midfoot strap. Remember, these were a sample created at the Innovation Kitchen back in 2009 that was part of a special auction for a charitable cause. What are your thoughts on this Air Yeezy x Air Jordan VI sample as it surfaces again today? Check out the extra angles below and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for the looming release of the Nike Air Yeezy 2, which has been rumored to go down on March 23rd.

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