After all the scrambling, rumors, false info and other distractions, Nike has officially announced the Release Date for the Nike Air Yeezy 2 to be June 9th. Both colorways will release at select retailers worldwide but it will be limited in Numbers. For those in Europe, there’s been a numerous amount of pairs already arriving at shops. For the US, Stick with Modern Notoriety for a list locations carrying the Nike Air Yeezy 2.

Nike Air Yeezy 2
Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum
508214-010
$245

Nike Air Yeezy 2
Black/Solar Red
508214-006
$245

June 9th

Forging a new form of sport craftsmanship, the Nike Air Yeezy II blends classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demands of bringing hype to a crowd of thousands.

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.’

The Nike Air Yeezy II in the Platinum and the Black edition will release June 9th at select global retailers in limited numbers.

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  • Realist

    -__- Well thank you Yeezy for creating an okay shoe that I kinda want just cause I didn’t have the chance to get your previous shoes, but you drop them not only unexpectedly soon but the week AFTER the South Beach LeBrons….Not gonna lie. I’m starting to rethink this whole sneakerhead thing. Some shoes just aren’t worth the stress, hype, or money…. Just saying

    • that’s true dude -__- .
      things just aren’t the same anymore.

    • Ruzzy

      Agreed.

  • Tay

    This just doesn’t even seem right. I wouldn’t think that Nike would do such an anticipated release like this, so unexpectedly and on suchhh short notice, and in the midst of other big Nike releases with no info on which stores will be selling them. Then to drop both colors on the same day???? Sounds real funny to me. And if this is 100% correct, Nike is going to receive some MAJOR backlash for this one.

  • BNK

    Who gives a fck

  • Mathew

    any known websites carrying these yet?