For the first time since Nike announced the second coming of their Kanye West collaborative sneaker, the Air Yeezy, we are finally seeing solid images of the shoe.
Fashion and sneaker blog Hypebeast.com reports, “The Air Yeezy marked one of the first times Nike ever allowed a non-athlete to design a signature sneaker—cementing Kanye West as a certifiable tastemaker. Aesthetically, the most striking difference from the original is the hard ridges that run along the back of the shoe, somewhat similar to the recently released ‘Urban Swift,’ by Hussein Chalayan for Puma. The shoe also seems to take inspiration from ancient Egyptian mythology, as the logo on the tongue is of the mythological god Horus, which Kanye famously made into an oversized gold pendant. Performance Torch fabric is used for the tongue, while the rest of the shoe is comprised of nylon mesh, suede and snake skin leather. Other details include glow-in-the-dark soles, a leather lace toggle and chunky metal lace tips. The shoes will be released across the world on April 13, 2012.”
For more info on the Nike Air Yeezy 2, head over to nike.com closer to the release date.