Could these sneakers be yours someday?
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Remember how we mentioned that Kanye West’s electrifying performance on Saturday Night Live might also be a subtle debut for a new colorway of his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneaker? Just in case you were too distracted by the incredible performances, let us refresh your memory: after his debut of “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” on the famous late night show, Kanye enthusiasts began to, as we do, unpack his performance look. All-black everything gave way to a pair of bright red kicks that… wait a second, those are Yeezy 2s! But we’ve never seen the all-red colorway before! And thus, yet another Yeezus-related mystery was born. Today, sneaker heads around the world are abuzz with speculation that the great and powerful Ye may be planning to play rap game Willy Wonka in 1000 copies of his new album, Yeezus, by giving those lucky fans a chance to purchase the shoes. Intrepid British sneaker collector/blogger Jsus Sneaks got his hands on a pair of the all-red kicks, which are pictured complete with the signature Yeezy falcon head and an embossed box (we think), stamped with “June 18, 2013” and an individual number. We think we see where this is going.
At this point, anything is possible. With Yeezy season reaching fever pitch and June eighteenth right around the corner, we’ve more or less given up on trying to anticipate the next big thing Kanye West is going to do in conjunction with his upcoming Yeezus album. The promotional frenzy has already brought us masks and screaming (and a new appreciation of Vine), aforementioned mind-expanding SNL performance, Ye’s face appearing on buildings all around the world, and the most exciting use of electrical tape probably ever, so a limited edition sneaker release? Par for the course. We’re in support of the golden ticket-style distribution method, as well, since selling them the old fashioned way has, literally, proven to be dangerous. Phew, what will Kanye think up next?
What do you think of Kanye West’s limited edition red Yeezy 2s?