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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 2:26 pm  |  41 responses

Air Yeezy Drops Saturday

The Air Yeezy. Even in Canada!

by Chris O’Leary

After a solid year’s buildup, Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy is hitting stores in a limited capacity on Saturday April 4. All three House of Hoops locations (New York, Chicago and Los Angeles) plus the Foot Locker and Foot Action on 34th ave. in NYC will be stocked with the much maligned and hyped sneak.airyeezy

Normally when a limited-release sneaker drops, you get your HOH releases and you call it a day. Living ridiculously far from any of these stores, a shoe like the Air Yeezy wouldn’t remotely be an option for myself or other sneakerheads north of the U.S. border.

That all changes tomorrow, my Canadian friends.

The Air Yeezy will be available at Livestock locations in Toronto and Vancouver (West 4th), as well as at Foosh in my hometown of Edmonton and at NORML in Ottawa.

Regardless of which side of the border you’re on, the campouts are already in effect for the shoe. I spoke with someone at Livestock in Toronto at 1 p.m. ET and they said that they’ve got more people outside waiting for the shoes than they have shoes in the store. Foosh and NORML have extremely limited quantities, so a lot of campers/early risers will be disappointed tomorrow morning. I’d say the same could be said for a lot of U.S. campers as well.

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  • Ken

    Looks messy to me. Like a lot of crap was thrown on there.

  • http://www.slamonline.com GotHandles?

    kinda frizesh. don’t know how i feel about the tongue of the shoe touching my knees, but it gets chilly in the winter in NYC so they could be useful.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    F Kanye, and F Kanye for putting out this trash and probably charging a arm and a leg for it. Step it up you D-Bags.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    F Kanye, and F nike for putting out this trash and probably charging a arm and a leg for it. Step it up you D-Bags.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i still think they are ugly and overhyped, whoever likes em should get em though

  • http://bielasiakville.blogspot.com/ Jesse Bielasiak

    I’m all with you BET. Over-hyped, save your cash.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Oh yeah. I checked with Foosh. Only carrying up to size 12. My 15s are out of reach. :(

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    subway, you wouldn’t buy a 12 and cut holes in the toes? I thought you were a sneakerhead.

  • Reggie35

    One of the ugliest piles of crap I’ve ever seen!!!

  • Blinguo

    Not in this recession. Don’t buy the hype. But great that Canada is getting them, so Chris here and others can profit from reselling to the fans in the US whom have money to throw around on these dogs and won’t get them even after camping out in the cold.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    These shoes are all right, but Kanye West is turrrible. What kind of MALE RAPPER takes himself seriously when he drops an album titled, “808′s and Hearbreaks”, wears skinny jeans and tight clothes, buys Gucci and Prada hand bags, wears those stupid wannabe modernized white-colored Star-Trek shades (he ain’t Kool Moe Dee!), copies Andre 3000 while looking really feminine, singing even though he’s turrible, singing emo songs when he’s a RAPPER, and singing with those annoying voice synths that T-Pain uses to hide the fact that he can’t sing?
    His first 2 albums were near-classics to classics. Now he’s somewhat of a joke to REAL hip hop heads. He’s a very talented lyricist and rapper, but its a shame he’s destroying the culture with these gimmicks.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    These shoes are alright, but Kanye West is turrrible. What kind of MALE RAPPER takes himself seriously when he drops an album titled, “808′s and Hearbreaks”, wears skinny jeans and tight clothes, buys Gucci and Prada hand bags, wears those stupid wannabe modernized white-colored Star-Trek shades (he ain’t Kool Moe Dee!), copies Andre 3000 while looking really feminine, singing even though he’s turrible, singing emo songs when he’s a RAPPER, and singing with those annoying voice synths that T-Pain uses to hide the fact that he can’t sing?
    His first 2 albums were near-classics to classics. Now he’s somewhat of a joke to REAL hip hop heads. He’s a very talented lyricist and rapper, but its a shame he’s destroying the culture with these gimmicks.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    lol I’ve finished my honest and truthful rant. But hey, if you like skinny jeans and emo suburban rap, Kanye is your dude!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Wow, my first comment didn’t register at first and I’ve double posted. Sorry!

  • Kozmic

    I would cop these if I wasn’t broke

  • niQ

    a line up for these? people are out of their minds.

  • underdog

    Not my type.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Hahahaha. I’m not paying that kind of money to cut ‘em up. Of course, they’d *truly* be customized then, right?

  • Jake

    Those are atrocious…I wouldn’t trade my torn and tattered Jordan 3′s for those.I wouldn’t even trade my Starbury’s for them.Nike needs to start putting some color back in their shoes,I just went to foot locker and everything is black,gray,white and if you’re lucky red.

  • warriorsfan

    Ummmmmm. Are they even a basketball shoe?

  • zrek

    Got Some!!!!!!!!

  • zrek

    These shoes are alright, but Kanye West is turrrible. What kind of MALE RAPPER takes himself seriously when he drops an album titled, “808’s and Hearbreaks”, wears skinny jeans and tight clothes, buys Gucci and Prada hand bags, wears those stupid wannabe modernized white-colored Star-Trek shades (he ain’t Kool Moe Dee!), copies Andre 3000 while looking really feminine, singing even though he’s turrible, singing emo songs when he’s a RAPPER, and singing with those annoying voice synths that T-Pain uses to hide the fact that he can’t sing?
    His first 2 albums were near-classics to classics. Now he’s somewhat of a joke to REAL hip hop heads. He’s a very talented lyricist and rapper, but its a shame he’s destroying the culture with these gimmicks.

    a hip-hop conservative smh^^^

  • warriorsfan

    Is it just me or does anybody think nelly should’ve gotten a nike deal first?

  • Bee

    RT1′s look way better

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Somehow it makes me think of Back to the Future.

  • Joel

    How long did you camp out for them in Edmonton?

    I’m thinking about driving up from CGY the night before when the Black pair releases.

    Thanks.

  • Greedy_Genius

    When kanye West first came out he was good and his style was good now he’s just ridiculous now

  • Waylonakolipse

    I wore my Yeezy’s today and they’re the $hit. Premium leather, lots of cush, it’s beasty. Anyone that hates this shoe either has weak shoe game or couldn’t get a pair. RT1′s, Starbury’s, tattered IIIs better than Yeezy’s??? These in my top 10 of my collection along with 2001 Black/Cement-Red IIIs, McFly Hyperdunks, Supreme low SBs Black/Cement-Red, Orange Star Supreme high SBs, White/Cement IIIs, Heinekin Dunk SBs, Huf High SBs, Orange Flash SBs, and Sneaker Freaker Lacoste Missouri 85s…Yeah the Yeezy’s are that ill.

  • Kaine

    He’s lying ^^

  • Waylonakolipse

    Check my eBay account of the same name, waylonakolipse, I’m selling my 2nd set of 2001 III’s, McFly Hyperdunks, and White/Cement IIIs. I got tenacious sneaker game! Don’t be a hater unless you’re wack.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    It looks lumpy like a… like a beluga whale’s head or something.

  • nastierthanyou

    @zrek I love it I don’t even need to bad mouth the shoe or K. You got it covered.

  • shawnya

    dare to be different…be your own trendsetter…kanye is doing his thang despite the haters…i wouldnt buy cuz all i rock is stilettos but if sneakers were my thang these a deff. go in my selection….people hate what they cant have i guess…these jawns are hawt kinda….go yayo

  • http://www.itskj.com KINSLEY JONSON COMPANY

    I THINK THIS SHOE IS CRAP JUST LIKE A LOT OF CRAP NIKE PUTS OUT,THE ONLY SHOE THAT SAVED NIKE FROM JUST BEING A REGULAR SNEAKER COMPANY WAS MICHAEL JORDON.SO LOOK OUT NIKE KJ IS COMING SOON

  • seek

    dont hate on kan’s style. he does what he likes, and doesnt fake other stuff. just do u.

  • Rachilla Michel

    cool..!!

  • Joel

    WHERE IN CANADA IS GETTING THEM ON SATURDAY?

    FOOSH TOLD ME GOODFOOT IN CGY ARE GETTING THE BLACKS INSTEAS OF THEM, GOODFOOT TOLD ME THAT THEY WEREN’T

  • fashion

    DIS PIC OF THE SHOES DONT LOOK RITE BUT DEM DAMN SHOES HOTT KANYE GOT MAJOR SWAGG HIS STYLE IS UNBELIEVEABLE LIKE GET REAL WHY HATE I LOVE THE SHOES AND GOT BOT PAIRS BLACK ADN GREY KANYE MAKIN MONEY HIS SWAGG IS GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTT

  • fashion

    DIS PIC OF THE SHOES DONT LOOK RITE BUT DEM DAMN SHOES HOTT KANYE GOT MAJOR SWAGG HIS STYLE IS UNBELIEVEABLE LIKE GET REAL WHY HATE I LOVE THE SHOES AND GOT BOT PAIRS BLACK ADN GREY KANYE MAKIN MONEY HIS SWAGG IS GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTT

  • fashion

    DIS PIC OF THE SHOES DONT LOOK RITE BUT DEM DAMN SHOES HOTT KANYE GOT MAJOR SWAGG HIS STYLE IS UNBELIEVEABLE LIKE GET REAL WHY HATE I LOVE THE SHOES AND GOT BOT PAIRS BLACK ADN GREY KANYE MAKIN MONEY HIS SWAGG IS GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTT

  • amir

    u can cop them at http://www.ajdreams.net
    Those kicks are seriouuuuus! diffrent kinda swaaag fellaz!

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