Featuring five of the earliest Yeezy models, this collection includes all three colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy II, as well as the first two styles Kanye West produced in his on-going collaboration with Adidas. Perhaps some of the most famous shoes in sneaker history, this collection highlights West’s early forays into sneaker design. Known for his music, apparel designs, and over-the-top personality, Kanye West has been a key trendsetter of the 21st century.
Launched in 2012, and designed in collaboration with Nike Creative Director Mark Smith, the Nike Air Yeezy II was the second release in the brief collaboration between West and Nike. Only 5,000 pairs were released per colorway, with the very rare “Red October” release coming on the heels of West’s announcement he was leaving Nike for Adidas.
Released in 2015, the Yeezy Boost 750 was the first of West’s Adidas collaboration, with the “OG,” aka “Light Brown,” colorway being the first released in a limited run of 9,000 pairs. The second shoe from the collaboration, the Yeezy Boost 350, is the iconic Yeezy silhouette and West’s first low-top style. The “Turtledove” colorway, featured in this collection, was the first offered in 2015.