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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.

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

June 12th, 2012 by | 37 comments

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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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Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’

April 23rd, 2012 by | 59 comments

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The latest celebrity couple that has the gossip world a-buzz is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who were spotted recently roaming the streets of New York. For Kanye, it was obvious a casual day out as he was seen wearing the Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’, but Kanye has been frequently spotted in Air Jordans on various occasions – whether it be for a quick stroll or a insane live show. Your thoughts on Kanye’s latest kicks? Check out the gallery of Kanye and the White/Cement IIIs below and let us know what you think! Photos: yahoo

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Shoebag Details

April 20th, 2012 by | 28 comments

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The Nike Air Yeezy 2 isn’t just some wild looking sneaker designed by arguably the most famous rapper alive. It’s an ultra-premium lifestyle sneaker whose inevitable markup on the secondary market shows its true value while the MSRP itself reflects the level of quality and detail that goes in to constructing a pair. Take for example the Air Yeezy 2′s dustbag, a nylon enclosure that features a Nike Sportswear on one side opposite the Yeezy 2′s Horus insignia. That bag closes with laces just like the ones that go into the Air Yeezy 2 itself and shares those same distinctively squared metal aglets.  We’ve known to expect those as a luxurious finishing touch on this shoe for some time, and today, for the first time, we see also that these distinctive lace tips can screw right off. What this means is that not only does the Yeezy 2 push the envelope on premium metal-tipped laces, but we might also be seeing the first signs of what’s about to be a massive flood of new accessories for kicks as these kinds of laces (and add-ons to fit them) become more popular. Let us know what you think about these unique Nike Air Yeezy 2 details while you’re inspecting more images below and stick with Sneaker News for confirmation of the official release date. Photos: Mikeyman

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Celebrity Feet: Kanye West, 2 Chainz, & Terrence J On 106 & Park

April 10th, 2012 by | 57 comments

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When Kanye West is in the building chances are pretty good that the Nike Air Yeezy 2 will be as well, so contenders on the sneaker front are forced to bring their A-game. And that’s just what happened on 106 & Park today with Terrence J’s selection strong as ever-this time showing off some upcoming heat in the form of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Varsity Maize’. GOOD Music affiliate 2 Chainz was no slouch either, breaking up the Swoosh selections with the adidas JS Gorilla from the latest Jeremy Scott capsule. Click through for some extra photos of this celebrity sneaker showoff and let us know in the comments below who had the best heat.  Photos: BET

 

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