NIKE AND KANYE REVEAL THE DESIGN FOR THE AIR YEEZY II SHOE

Nike Reveals Reptilian Design for Kanye West’s Air Yeezy II Shoes


(AllHipHop News) It’s no secret that Kanye West loves to be fashionably relevant. From setting clothing trends worldwide, to partaking in Fashion Week events in Paris, France, West has embraced the fashion world with open arms.

His “kicks” game is apparently no exception, as Nike revealed the intricate design for his Air Yeezy II shoes, seeking to blend classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demand of West himself.

The shoes feature skived anaconda-textured, leather quarter panels, complimented with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh.

The molded rear is sculpted with a reptilian inspired spike, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes was developed to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down.

Nike sought to celebrate the iconic Nike cross-training silhouettes, with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.

Inspiration for the shoe came from the late 1980s basketball shoes and the original Nike Air Yeezy, and is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole.

The foot-hugging tongue and plush collar were made with comfortable and breathability in mind, while both parties sought to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to West’s foot, while lowering the collar.

Kanye and Nike’s obsessive approach to materials resulted in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck.

The shoes are completed with hieroglyphics that spells out ‘YZY’ on the forefoot strap.

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.’

The Nike Air Yeezy II in the Platinum and Black editions will release June 9 at select global retailers in limited numbers.

  • JimJames29

    At least (1) person is gonna get murked for their pair

  • timwest1000

    This shoe seems to be based on the shoe worn by Michael J Fox on Back To The Future II

    • immackulate

      nope they already made the NIKE Marty McFly’s (BACK 22 THE FUTURES) them shyts
      was like 10,000 a pair thats how exclusive them shyts was

      of course those too were “…uglier than them Master P sneakers”

  • TALK_BOSS

    I wouldn’t cut grass in them sh!ts

    • tab58064

       LOL!!!  I got one better;  The only way I’d wear them shits is to kick Kanye West in his ass!!

    • Who What Why When

       LMAO! Anyone remember Dragon’s Lair?

  • wow those r really ugly… can kanye wear anything masculine?

  • I wouldn’t wear those at my own funeral.

  • H. U. S.

    The only way that these are gonna sell is, if Kanye kills himself in a pair of these monstrosities! It obviously doesn’t take talent to get into the fashion industry, that much is clear to me…thank you Kanye West!

  • tab58064

    Wonder who will be the 1st idiot to wear these shits other than Kanye!

  • slumlord_vinny

    reptile???? Illuminati
     shizz for real

    • THATS SAME THING I THOUGHT

  • LetsBeRealpeople

     somebody called these “KRKBs” and I was like what”KraKBabies” they corrected me and said,
    “Kanye Rock Kicking Boots”…

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    In the west from Washington to SoCal, they got Oulet Mall written all over them. That’s the only way anyone is going to be wearing them. Skater kids might grab them up because they are Kanye designed…and maybe some cats in them Ultra lounge night clubs in Vegas, just to show off. However the masses….no..

  • johnblacksad

    I don’t thinkg they’re ug… kinda even like the design… same for the first one…  but it’s just something about wearing some “Air Yeezy’s” that don’t sit right…

    • Wholetime

      I know what u mean lol. Rather put the money in his pocket than one of these white folks who dont even want us wearing their shit lol..

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  • water_ur_seeds

    wack

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  • immackulate

    the 1st edition was right … tese shyts right here aint worth a 2nd look

  • rep87

    UGLY AZZ SHOES PERIOD ! No real man is looking to Kanye for fashion tips !

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