Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy II Unveiled!

Nike Air Yeezy II

Kanye West has been quite successful when it comes to footwear and just a few years after his glorious attempt at shoe-designing with his iconic Nike Air Yeezys, the rapper is ready to launch his newest installment of the collection: Nike Air Yeezy II.

The newest edition of the Nike Air Yeezy features an anaconda-textured, leather quarter panel with a Vac-Tech Nike swoosh. If you like old school designs, the Nike Air Yeezy II got its inspiration from basketball shoes from the 1980s combined with the original Nike Air Yeezy design. For comfort, it’s built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole.

Kanye’s expensive taste is reflected in the use of leather, nylon, and soft nubuck, as well as in the YZY hieroglyphics on the forefoot strap.┬áLimited quantities of the Nike Air Yeezy II are scheduled to hit select stores on June 9th.

Do you think Kanye did a good job with the Air Yeezy II? Would you buy these shoes?

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About Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z’s The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.

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