[ After much teasing, three colourways of the highly coveted Air Yeezys were released and sold out to peeps who made the effort to queue up. On one hand, many thought that the hype campaign was to pave the way for a slew of general release versions so that Nike and Kanye could cash in. On the other, “official” inside word was that the trio of releases were the first, second and final for the Air Yeezy. Surprisingly, the latter was true as the original Yeezy sneaker never saw a public release again.
Fast forward to 2012 and most people into kicks have probably seen pics of Kanye wearing the much hyped Air Yeezy 2, but here we are with an actual production pair for your viewing pleasure!
First off, although the colour scheme bears a similar resemblance to the original “Zen Grey” Yeezy release, the actual description on the box is “Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum”. ]
[ Kanye seems to have chosen a really good mix of materials to breath life into his new signature kicks. Performance Torch fabric is used for the tongues, while the rest of the shoe is comprised of nylon mesh, suede and most notably snake skin leather.
Other details include glow-in-the-dark soles, a leather lace toggle and chunky metal lace tips, which are also used on the included drawstring bag. ]