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How Much Are All The Nike Air Yeezys Worth?

May 28th, 2014 by | 113 comments

every nike air yeezy release How Much Are All The Nike Air Yeezys Worth?

How much would you be willing to pay for every single pair of Air Yeezys that’s seen a retail release? The current buy it now price on this auction, which captures all six from the first “Zen Grey” Yeezy 1 all the way to the surprise “Red October” Yeezy 2s, has an astronomical buy it now price of $99,999. We’re not expecting them to sell that much, but it certainly poses an interesting question regarding the eventual price ceiling on these Kanye West sneakers. If you think about it, the phenomena of Kanye sneakers has sort of just started given his bubbling adidas deal, so it’s possible that the Air Yeezy will in the future be even furthered revered as just the first chapter to this long lineage. Even bringing the bar much lower to say, $30,000 for the set would even out to 5k per pair – which is below the going rate at Flight Club for each, but you’ve got to factor in a massive finder’s fee here. Take a look at the full set below and then check out the auction for yourself from jonallon80 on eBay.

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Every Unreleased Yeezy and the True Stories Behind Them

March 6th, 2014 by | 69 comments

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With the limited, surprise release of the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2, it would appear that the Air Yeezy legacy has officially ended. Before we move on to focusing on the next big thing, perhaps the Kanye x adidas collaboration, we should take a look back. Sure, some of the colorways of both the Air Yeezy and Air Yeezy 2 are less sought after than others (It is a tad bit easier to get your hands on the Net/Net Yeezys than it is the Black/Pink), but all of them sold out instantly when they released and fetch a high price on eBay. But, what of the Yeezys that never saw that retail push?

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Sneaker Con Chicago October 2013 – Feet Recap | Part 2

October 21st, 2013 by | 15 comments

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You didn’t think those were all the on-feet Sneaker Con Chicago shots did you? We’re back again with a supplemental dose of footwear from the show that hit Chi-town over the weekend. You had Yeezys in all shapes and sizes, a testament to Kanye’s power over his hometown. You had adidas collabs also coming from hometown heros LDRS. You had coveted New Balances showing that the midwest is also down with the N. You even had a sighting of the lawsuit generating Nike Ari Menthol pair. Continue reading to check out the whole group from Sneaker Con and feel to gripe or big up down in the comments.

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LeBron James in Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”

June 17th, 2013 by | 13 comments

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LeBron James continues to switch up his sneakers on and off the court for the 2013 NBA Finals, this time donning a pair of Yeezys while on his way to play. More specifically he had on the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”, one of the original two colorways of the sneaker (Remember that the third, “Red October” version should be on its way for a release later this year). Unlike some other players in the NBA that we’ve spotted in the past, King James did not choose to play in the pair, instead going with none other than the Nike LeBron X Elite when it came time for game time. See the shots of Bron in his Yeezys after the jump and stay tuned for more coverage of the man on and off the court.

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Justin Bieber Performs in Nike Air Yeezy 2

July 11th, 2012 by | 9 comments

justin bieber wears air yeezy 2 Justin Bieber Performs in Nike Air Yeezy 2

Is this where all the Nike Air Yeezy 2 pairs went? Did the celebrity set gobble them up only to have us commoners forlornly staring at the astronomical eBay prices? Realistically no, as they make up a pretty small subset of the overall shoe consuming population, but it certainly seems like a good number of famous folk felt like they couldn’t live without ‘em. With that being said you had to figure Justin Bieber would pop up in them eventually-he’s had his sneakerhead moments before, plus the overall design is in line with his tendency towards higher-cut models. Click through with us to see Justin Bieber on stage out in Japan rocking the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum” and don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below if you think he did them justice. Photos: Upscale Hype

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Skate Test

June 19th, 2012 by | 17 comments

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How’s this for inducing “a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth”: you got lucky or paid out the wazoo and got that elusive pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2s, but then you’ve gotta subject them to a hardcore skateboarding wear test!  Most sneakerheads would beg for mercy but Minneapolis’ A. Hart grinded to Kanye West’s beat by the same name in a recent examination of the Yeezy 2′s skate credentials.  Judging from the grinds, slides and flips on and around the Yeezy-2-fied funbox, Ye’s second Nike Sportswear collabo can indeed be appropriated for purposes other than ‘lifestyle’.  On the other hand, we don’t have any feedback on the durability, and a mesh toebox isn’t exactly the kind of thing you’d typically associate with repeated griptape abrasions.  So yes, you can most definitely turn heads and even successfully land some tricks in the Nike Air Yeezy 2, but the real question here is: how does that decision look over the long term?  Let us know what you think when you’re on the other side watching the video and stick with Sneaker News for more of the rarest and most desired kicks in the world in unique situations.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Release Recap

June 11th, 2012 by | 93 comments

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The smoke has cleared and the dust has settled. Do you have your Nike Air Yeezy 2′s? It was no secret going into this weekend that this was set to be the biggest release date in a while, if not of all time. The ‘Galaxy’ fever that went around earlier in 2012 served as a bit of a precursor, showing to what lengths people were willing to go to to get their hands on some sneakers. Following that release, an event that plenty of mainstream media outlets picked up, Nike started shuffling things around a bit, imposing their new Twitter RSVP system, a system that seemed tailor made to avoid the same type of stuff going down when the Nike Air Yeezy 2 inevitably arrived.

Did it work? Well, sorta. Most official Nike doors managed to shake off the lineups and such, with the handful of premium Nike Sportswear spots that did have them here in the US opting for the Twitter RSVP option on their pairs (it was either that or try your luck at Nikestore). The raffle system was also a popular choice, with big box stores like Footlocker’s House of Hoops franchise doling out the chance to purchase via email raffle, and many boutiques passing out tickets, wristbands, and the like. A few spots around the world proved however that you can have campouts without chaos, like Social Status in NC who treated their patrons to a steakhouse dinner complete with their pairs being served up on platters at the end of it all. SoleBox out in Berlin had plenty of folks lined up as well, and Nike Wowsan 107 in South Korea had quite the crowd with a raffle announced via their LED banner. Did you get your pair? Will this release ever be topped? Will the campouts carry on or is something more orderly a necessary step? Click through to check out the full photos from the Nike Air Yeezy 2 release worldwide and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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