The highly anticipated release of the Kanye West/Mark Smith (Nike) designed Air Yeezy is upon us. The first colorway to release is the Zen Grey/Zen Grey Lt Charcl pictured below. This Air Yeezy, named for Kanye himself, is hitting all House of Hoops, 34th St. NYC Foot Locker, and 34th St. NYC Footaction on Saturday 4/4!!! This one screams quality and limited.
Kanye’s status as a style icon is undeniable, and he’s been extremely active in the design process self-describing the end result as “almost a shoe-like space boot.” I’m definitely seeing some similarities (very high collar, dominant strap) between the Air Yeezy and Nike Air Mag (Marty McFly’s Back to the Future II kicks).
If you haven’t already been readin up, some product highlights are:
-premium full grain leather upper
-the outsole from the Air Assault ’87 but it glows-in-the-dark
-extra thick sockliner
-large forefoot strap
-debossed ankle collar pods