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Nike officially revealed the sequel to Kanye West’s Air Yeezy sneaker, a nubuck/leather/nylon beast called the Air Yeezy 2 that we saw on Kanye’s feet last November. A copywriter went to town on the description. See:

There’s absolute function at the Air Yeezy II’s core. Unnecessary padding was eliminated, and the foot-hugging tongue and plush collar are both comfortable and breathable. Fit was essential to the design with the goal to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to Kanye West’s foot. The collar was also lowered to allow for greater movement.

An obsessive approach to materials results in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck. Concealed but opulent details reference ancient civilizations, including a loop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out ’YZY.’ Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral ’II.’

(via Nike)

It’s out 6/9 in platinum and black at select retailers. On eBay, a pre-order (not sure how that works) has an asking price of $2400, and the original Air Yeezys will still set you back $700 or so if you can find them.

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Comments (7)
  1. I don’t think that anyone who makes a shoe that looks like this has the right to say “I hate button up shirts with hoods. I hate hoods with sport coats. I hate sport coats with button up shirts, jeans and dress shoes.”

  2. and i was always downvoting those comments as spam here on stereogum that mentioned how i could get shoes…

  3. “There’s absolute ugliness at the Air Yeezy II’s core. Unnecessary padding was added, and the foot-mugging tongue and plush collar are both impracticle and straight annoying. Fit was an afterthought to the design with the goal to make the shoe dumber than the original by tailoring it to Kanye West’s ego. The collar was also lowered to allow for greater insult reception.

    An obsessive approach to materials results in a dubious mix of pleather, petrified turds, and soft plegm. Convoluted but obtrusive details reference ancient civilizations’ waste, including a poop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out ‘WHY?.’ Each screw on face aglet is phallic shaped, and the anaconda texture is vomited on the eyelets and leather cheerio toggle that carries the Roman Polanski numeral “fistage”

  4. Is this story the net result of the Pitchforkation of “indie” music blogs?

  5. It looks like a Pokemon

  6. these kinda look like the sneakers from back to the future II. i wish future-Marty’s whole outfit was available for purchase

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