Nike Air Yeezy II by Kanye West

Nike Air Yeezy II by Kanye West

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Wendy Lam

As you know I normally don’t post much men’s stuff here but the Nike Air Yeezy II by Kanye West is too good to past on a post, even I want a pair. If you followed the frenzy of the first Nike Air Yeezy release, you’ll know the II won’t be easy to get, you’ll be super lucky if you get a pair.

Inspired 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.” Every part of the shoe was fully thought out, the details are impeccable. I particularly love the animalistic appeal, the reptilian-inspired spike in the back of the shoe and hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels are pretty dope. I love a unique looking shoe.

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

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.

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.’

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.’

Check out the sketches on the next page…

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