By Maurice Bobb
Don’t look now, but Kanye West’s stuntastic boast about his signature Air Yeezy 2 sneakers—“these Yeezys jumped over the Jumpman”—on “New God Flow” might be coming true. While furiously promoting his upcoming sixth studio album, Yeezus, the fashion-forward multi-hyphenate’s feet have been Q-Tipped with the new “all red everything” colorway of his hugely-popular kicks and now up close and personal photos of the shoes have leaked online.
The Nike special edition has become somewhat of a holy grail among sneakerheads, who covet ’Ye’s Hypebeast high-tops more than Gollum covets his “precious” ring. Previously, the Yeezy 2 was released in a black colorway and a platinum colorway. Both sold out online in the blink of an eye, causing their value on the black market to rise to as much as $2,500 or more, despite the shoe’s original $245 price tag.
Rumors abound about an impending release date for the new red shoes, but no official word has been given by Nike. According to Miss Info TV, “shoemanati” tastemaker jsusneaks revealed additional pictures of the sneakers, including a wicked glow in the dark shot. The shoes will be released on June 18.