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A Look at the Kanye West, Nike Air Yeezy 2

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers

The Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes are a collaboration between the Nike brand and rapper Kanye West and were a limited edition. Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes were released in July 2012, and they featured a pure platinum, black, and solar red edition.

Features on the Nike Air Yeezy Two

Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes feature an outsole similar to the one on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe. The shoe has a molded forefoot strap for symmetry and lockdown and a foot-hugging tongue. A plush collar found on the Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes aims to make the shoe more comfortable while also improving breathability. The Nike Air Yeezy shoe is lower for more significant movement and slimmer than the original version as it is tailored to Kanye West's foot. A visible pressurized air unit on the sole also adds to the cushioning of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes.

Materials on the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sample

The Kanye West designed Air Yeezy two features a mix of soft nubuck, leather, and ballistic nylon. There are opulent details in reference to ancient civilization; however, they are concealed and not very visible. The loop strap on the Nike Air Yeezy two is inscribed with "YZY" hieroglyphics.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes also feature an anaconda texture on the leather lace toggles, eyelets, and the Nike branding visible on the shoe's side panel. A mesh material is visible on the toe box and other parts of the sneaker, while a suede material is seen at the front part of the toe box. The Air Yeezy 2 shoes feature a molded rubber sole elevating the design and making them more comfortable.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers

Official colorway for the Nike Air Yeezy

The colorway of the pure platinum Nike Air Yeezy 2 features Wolf Grey and pure platinum, while the Solar Red Nike Air Yeezy 2 has a red colorway. The black edition features a black and red colorway. The colorway on the various Air Yeezy 2 shoes gives them a unique and stylish finish, allowing them to straddle the thin line between sports and fashion.