April 18, 2008 BY Sneaker News
Update 4/21/2011: Nike Air Yeezy 2
Nike Sportswear and Grammy award winning recording artist Kanye West present the highly anticipated Nike Air Yeezy sneaker in Spring 2009.The shoe, which takes West’s nickname Yeezy, draws upon the innovations from Nike’s rich sporting history and fuses them with original lines, materials, and design elements that reflect West’s unique style.
The Air Yeezy was developed from a strong relationship between West and Nike. Partnering with Nike Creative Director, Mark Smith, Kanye was taken through the product creation process, the same way athletes have with Nike Design for the past 37 years. This creative partnership of Smith and West’s talents as designers yielded a unique Nike Sportswear sneaker worth the wait. “Kanye is a truly creative talent,” said Smith. “He’s a natural designer-partnerships like this always enhance the creative experience and the end product.” West agrees that the partnership with Nike has been exciting. “Nike is such an important brand to me,” said West. “Whether you are on the court, in the street, in the club, at school, Nike represents excellence, the standard in design. Growing up, we looked forward to the release of new Nike’s the way we would an album by our favorite artist. So the opportunity to collaborate on a design with Mark Smith and Nike Design has been a dream come true, and a great experience.”
WHERE TO BUY:
The best place to buy a pair of Air Yeezy is probably on eBay but be careful of FAKES. Nike has only released three colors of the Air Yeezy to the public, see below for the three so if the colors don’t match up, don’t buy it.
Nike Air Yeezy – April 1st, 2009 Release
Color: Zen Grey/Light Charcoal
> BUY: Nike Air Yeezy Zen Grey/Light Charcoal
Nike Air Yeezy – May 2nd, 2009 Release
> BUY: Nike Air Yeezy Black/Pink
Nike Air Yeezy – June 1st 2009 Release
> BUY: Nike Air Yeezy Net/Net
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