Kanye’s Air Yeezy 2 Drops June 9th (Official Pics)

Today Nike put some official images and a press release announcing a June 9th release date for Kanye’s Air Yeezy 2s. I wasn’t crazy about these when the first images started to leak out, but I have to say, I’m sucker for well thought out little details and these seem to have a bunch of those. Who knows, maybe I’ll pick up a pair of the black joints for archival purposes. Or to flip on eBay. Probably the latter. Gallery and press release after the jump.

Forging a new form of sport craftsmanship, the Nike Air Yeezy II blends classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demands of bringing hype to a crowd of thousands.

A primal, tactile approach to technology runs throughout every element of the Nike Air Yeezy II. Armored animalistic forms imbue the upper. Hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels are embellished 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.

Bringing the inspiration forward from the late 1980′s basketball foundation of the original Nike Air Yeezy, the II is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and celebrates iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.

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.’

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

Update: NK has some detailed shots of the black colorway

Previously: Kanye’s New “Cold” Artwork by George Condo

 


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22 Responses to “Kanye’s Air Yeezy 2 Drops June 9th (Official Pics)”

  1. Casket Face Says:

    Whole buncha lil Hypebeasts paying $200-$300 of their parents’ hard-earned money to be able to simultaneously advertise Mountain Dew and the worst rapper out.

    That’s amazing.

    ^^^

    POW!

  2. Dos Equis Says:

    nahright commercial as fuck

    the complex takeover is almost complete

  3. Free J Says:

    i hope no one reeeeally wats buzz lightyear’s knockoff brand for adults

  4. Casket Face Says:

    nah i’m good …yeezy’s fans are in college themselves or fathers now, they can’t afford his sneakers

  5. Kush Kennedy Says:

    yea kush if you like a nigga thats gon freestyle well about spoiled milk

    ^
    Still with the rhymes from ’03, I’m talking mixtapes, freestyles in 2012, Now.. Even posted a video y’all skipped over

    Don’t talk to me about him being wack if you haven’t heard a bar in 8 years and shit

  6. Free J Says:

    Still with the rhymes from ’03, I’m talking mixtapes, freestyles in 2012, Now.. Even posted a video y’all skipped over

    Don’t talk to me about him being wack if you haven’t heard a bar in 8 years and shit
    ^^^

    niggas gave up on him 8 years prior. flip got them struggle bars lol

  7. Black Says:

    o flip on eBay.

    ^^^^^^^

    That one.

  8. donkey punch Says:

    lil flip > free j

  9. Black Says:

    Niggas will be willing to pay all sorts of coonish prices for these jawns.

  10. Free J Says:

    lil flip > free j

    ^^^

    lol sounds like ur feelings are hurt cuz flip sucks.

    diddy kong>>>>donkey punch…and its not even that close lol

  11. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    The First Lady is fuckin’ sexy, yo.

    Watching her laugh last night on The Daily Show >>>>>

  12. Free J Says:

    Niggas will be willing to pay all sorts of coonish prices for these jawns.
    ^^^

    truth.

  13. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    Probably the later.

    ^

    No.

    Probably the ‘latter.’

    I swear I’m gonna have to do a grammar session at the NR BBQ.

  14. rex hussla Says:

    I’d rock the black ones…if I only had to pay $120 though

  15. rex hussla Says:

    so are people paying $1,000 for these?!?!?

    sheeeeeeeiiit

  16. Kush Kennedy Says:

    I’m just saying.. In 2012, dude stepped his game up, nicer punchlines, advanced multi-syllables, and is easily the best freestyler in the game, but y’all keep mentioning old shit/wack shit a decade later, its a reflection of music fans now-a-days..

    So when you step your game up free-J, when you say your a better rapper, everybody will point to that cereal joint and laugh at you

  17. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    And these joints are hideous, btw.

  18. donkey punch Says:

    free j makes rap music for caucazoids b

  19. Free J Says:

    Kush Kennedy Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    ^^^

    lol touche…although people here knew i did that song as a joke to see if i would do it. Im jus sayin i dont like flip never did. music is subjective. people aint gonna always like my shit and i dont expect them to as with anything else. i jus dont see the point of arguing about it when we both have our opinions on it

  20. tHe kiD franKiE Says:

    So when you step your game up free-J, when you say your a better rapper, everybody will point to that cereal joint and laugh at you

    ^#bayng bayng

  21. Free J Says:

    hop off my nuts DP…u got ur screenname off a sex move that was prolly invented by white people

  22. The Shot Clock Says:

    c’mon man. the nigga needs editors. look like he had a htousand ideas and jammed everyone of em onto the shoe.

    if you buyin this as an investment OK. but this look like something an 8 yr old would wear

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