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.’
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.