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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 12:24 pm  |  29 responses

Kicks: Nike Air Yeezy II

Kanye’s highly-anticipated Swoosh release drops worldwide on June 9.

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No doubt by now you’re familiar with the Nike Air Yeezy II. But until now, you’ve likely only see the Kanye West signature sneaks on the feet of celebs and VIPs. Starting in June, you’ll have the chance to rock them yourself. Nike’s global release for the Yeezy IIs is set for this summer, bringing the late ’80s basketball-inspired, Kanye-molded kicks to the streets.

The Yeezy II mixes leather, nylon and nubuck built on a slim fit and a lower collar than the original Yeezy. Plus, the loop straps have hieroglyphics that spell out ‘YZY.’ Per Nike, the Platinum/Black colorway will release June 9 at “select global retailers in limited numbers.”

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  • http://abcnews.com charliewinning

    These look like a cheap rip-off of his Louis Vuitton joints.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    the most unbuyable shoe since the first one.
    i like them. but i never seen anyone walk on it only deadstock pairs on ebay for the most ridiculous prices ever.
    So slam if you get your hands on one send me a pair size 11″s lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I wish I could get my hands on a pair… so I can flip them to some unguided youth for $1000.

  • Marc

    I can’t be the only one that thinks these are ugly.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    ^I agree, but in today’s sneaker game exclusivity>style.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    lol @ dfrance for unguided youth comment, so true

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    its called innovation. Look we can still rock jordan 3s and listen to wu tang 36 chambers. But why dwell on the past. The attention to detail on these shoes is on point. Look its 2012 and we still dont have flying cars so nike brings us the future in limited amounts.

  • Gus

    illuminati sh*t! pic 5…the pyramidis obvious but what about the other symbol?

  • lakernation

    HATED IT!!!

  • Marc

    @rik smits i understand that but these are still ugly. They definitely ain’t worth the hype. Would you play ball in these?

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    Top 5 ugliest shoes EVER. They look like a dinosaur loving 9 yr. old designed them.

  • SwedeBall

    @Gus i believe that it is the old Egyptian sun-god Rah, also illuminati sh*t!!

  • SwedeBall

    and hieroglyphs on the strap!!

  • add

    bulky

  • Jono

    Dear Slamonline,

    I log onto this website to read news that are basketball related. Be it trade rumors, the latest kicks or drama, I love this site. However, this is completely unrelated to anything basketball has to offer the world so why on God’s green earth are these hideous boots on the site? You don’t see ESPN putting up news of women’s pedicure do you? I’d like to think not.

    Thanks.

  • http://Slamonline.com 19821982

    Hard to believe the sketches are uglier.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    @marc
    nope but these shoes arent bball shoes they look like them. But you probably can play a little ball in them.

    all that illuminati stuff thats all image just millionairs pretending to be in a “not so” secret society half the people are scared of it the other half think its cool. Its a bit mystical so people dont understand it. Just the new gangster. But with less shooting and more mystery.

    But the bottomline is i really like these shoes. Nice colors. Nice details. Nice shoe.
    The only thing is i cant buy these shoes ever. And if i can i have to pay i guy like dfrance a 1000 dollars. Lol.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    @marc
    nope but these shoes arent bball shoes they look like them. But you probably can play a little ball in them.

    all that illuminati stuff thats all image just millionairs pretending to be in a “not so” secret society half the people are scared of it the other half think its cool. Its a bit mystical so people dont understand it. Just the new gangster. But with less shooting and more mystery.

    But the bottomline is i really like these shoes. Nice colors. Nice details. Nice shoe.
    The only thing is i cant buy these shoes ever. And if i can i have to pay i guy like dfrance a 1000 dollars. Lol. Shoes are not worth a 1000 dollars

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    shoes are not worth a 1000 dollars.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    You dont secretly run the world and then drop teasers on a Yeezy shoe..Kanye is f@cking with u.

  • Dungeon Family

    I wish some of ya’ll would read a real History book a learn about The Real Egypt instead of that propaganda ish like The illuminati….Because if you knew any better you would know the whole “Jesus” story came from Horus

  • http://kb24.com x-DrEw_MaiN-x

    and i thought lebron’s shoes were ugly

  • everything

    the only thing nice about these are the lace tips

  • everything

    oh and lebrons (the 9s) are sick

  • idrees

    KANYEEZY!!!

  • riggs

    i really feel like smacking some designers for their stupidity. Design does not equal different for the sake of being it. These are hideous looking sneakers and should be burned.

  • http://slamonline.com KDub503

    LeBron’s shoes’ ugly spawn…so ugly but I’d consider the flip. But I would never rock, and whoever said exclusivity>style is so right, shoes come out for 20 seconds on Nikestore and 20 minutes in the store so everyone wants a pair.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    it looks like an iguana f****d a pair of prestos

  • Tempest

    Theyre different! Theyre tacky but I dig em, toyz

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