The highly-anticipated Nike “Air Yeezy 2″ has finally been revealed, and very much lives up to the hype. Hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels are embellished with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The molded rear is sculpted into a series of spikes, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes ties the feature together. Bringing the inspiration forward from the late 1980â€²s basketball foundation of the original Nike Air Yeezy, the II is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and celebrates iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
Unnecessary padding was eliminated, and the foot-hugging tongue and plush collar are both comfortable and breathable. Concealed but opulent details reference ancient civilizations, including a loop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out â€˜YZY.â€™ Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral â€˜II.â€™
The Nike Air Yeezy II in both Platinum and Black editions will release June 9, in limited numbers, at select global retailers.