I don't maintain a "top Nike sneakers to cop" list but if I do, Nike Air Yeezy II will be there on the top of the list...ok la, maybe next to my all time most wanted shoe but pretty much impossible to get - the Nike MAG. The peeps at Swoosh have finally revealed the official release of the much awaited kicks which will be on June 9th.
Designed with the help of Kanye West, here's what Nike got to say about it:
"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.'"
Judging from the Malaysian release of the original Nike Yezzy back in 2009, I predict that Sole What most probably will be given the responsibility once again to release the kicks to Malaysian sneakers crowd and I expect it to be released by ballot once again. No official price yet but I'm expecting it to be around the region of RM 800.
Well then, let's just hope my name got picked up when the time comes and I'll be a happy dude. YEEEEEEZZZZZZZZYYYYY!!! :D
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