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Footlocker Changes Mind, Will Not Sell Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy II Next Week


(AllHipHop News) Put your pennies back in the piggy bank and tell Santa to forget it, because Footlocker just announced that they will not be selling the Nike Air Yeezy II “Red October” next week.

On December 20th, Footlocker sent out a tweet from its company Twitter account announcing the sale of Kanye West’s much anticipated Red October sneakers will occur online only at 8 A.M. on December 27th. Today (December 24th), less than five days from the initial announcement, Footlocker went back to Twitter to change their plans:

No word on if Kanye had a hand in this decision, but one can assume his mind is on his new partnership with Adidas. During a recent radio interview , Kanye spoke on a recent trip to Germany with Adidas that spawned a variety of new products:

We designed the entire women’s collection. We designed the entire men’s collection. And we designed 20 shoes. We coming in September and it’s about to be a paradigm shift

AllHipHop will update this story as more info is released.

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  • Justin Case

    Good. Air Yeezy so Got dang ugly. Only the Hex color #000000 will want these.

  • scullyson

    Ye bout to spazz out again in 5…4…3…2…1… lol

  • GQ

    This that bullshyt!!

  • Jared

    I had my ‘bot ready for those. Those joints are ugly but you will make a nice margin on the re-sell…

    • seveneightyseven

      People like you ruin the whole experience of a new pair of sneakers

      • Jared

        For a long time I tried to do legit but if you can’t beat them join them. Stop crying, lol

      • Jared

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they still dropped on the 27th…

      • Tomgunz84

        I was thinkin the same thing like they only said tht to kill the hype so the site wouldnt crash etc

      • seveneightyseven

        Naw I’m not in the game, I don’t even own a single pair of Jordans they just too expensive, I was willing to put up a couple hundred for yeezy’s but thanks to asshats like you the only sneaker I ever really wanted is unattainable

      • Jared

        LMAO

      • Tomgunz84

        How if they wasnt gonna be released in the first place ?

      • seveneightyseven

        YEEZY’S NIGGA, YEEZY’S. Not this red bullshit

      • Da Ledgendary

        Dude I personally won’t spend that type money on any sneakers to wear but I damn sure not gon knock the next man’s hustle. Ruin what experience? It’s called supply and demand fam. Its just business. High demand drives prices up.

      • GQ

        LOL bruh, stop

    • GQ

      I bought 2 pair of the 1st Yeezys, spent almost 6 for both, sold one for 2,500, got the others. I feel you

  • Black Jay

    Y’all are missing the point. Nike was only doing it to piss Kanye off. They were salty about that new deal Adidas gave him and since he isn’t getting any residuals off of the sale, he would’ve gotten nothing from the deal. This was a complete “F” Kanye moment.
    But when you make a business decision with your emotions, you usually fail. Someone with half a brain in the Nike camp told them to pull back on that situation. They would’ve lost money if Yeezy is dropping his new Adidas soon. My guess is that they’ll release the Nike joints sometime around the same time as the Adidas. To capitalize and put a more focused “F” Kanye out there, while also stealing some of Adidas’s customers. It’s chess, not checkers.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I will have a #1 large, no soda, water my G. Oh yeah please stfu with all your emotions in your rant. Kanye deserves all the bad karma for being a HOEEEE! QUEENS!

      • Tomgunz84

        STFU let this man speak his mind get off his dick

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u slow az fu(k!

      • Tomgunz84

        Just stop talkin Lmao

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        nicca u puzzy!

    • seveneightyseven

      That is a horrible business plan, they’ll divide the market almost down the middle and no doubt lose sails. If they do wait for the adidas which are dropping in 2014 I think they said September then that’s even dumber.

  • musicbusiness advisors

    YOU DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS SWWAAAY! F*ck these ugly azz overpriced pieces of plastic! That people will get shot ova!!!!!!! There’s MORE IMPORTANT things in life!

  • Executive

    Its just a red fuckin shoe!

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  • brotha_man

    donate those joints to people in need

    • GQ

      Nike donates all the time.. U?

      • brotha_man

        never said they didnt. but to answer ur second question, yes i do give back. my fraternity put on a french toast breakfast for the community. we gave away three college scholarships 10 g’s apiece this summer, and we donated toys to the children’s hospital for Christmas…..how bought u?

      • GQ

        Well, I’m a graphic designer, who’s designed for more brands, street wear and a few major brands, than i remember. The amount of clothes, shoes, boots, etc. that I’ve, and many of my friends in the industry have given away, can’t be measured. Along with multiple give backs, I’ve taken many young people under my wing and showed them the trade, so they too can make a great living, and secure a future.

        Toast is good too tho.

      • brotha_man

        salute!

      • GQ

        Salute to you too

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  • Sean Power

    nike not going release them until his Adidas ones come to kill the hype adidas may get

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  • 84stickupkid

    CHUMP should stay of the ”eezy´s” and get his own slang. He ain’t from the Bay Area. 40 water talked this game like 15 years ago.

  • MassConglom

    I’m guessing Footlocker has been looking at all of these people fighting and getting killed over these Jordan 11 shoes and said ” -uck that, not in my stores”.

  • Would’ve been tacky on Nike’s part to release a shoe of a client that’s not feeling them and exposed their business dealings.

  • AK

    i would rather buy jordans any day and good for nike kanye has been running his mouth too much about spoiled bullshit he doesnt deserve any shoe deal at all

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