via Press Release

"An obsessive approach to materials results in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck. Concealed but opulent details reference ancient civilizations, including a loop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out 'YZY.' 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 II."

The Nike Air Yeezy II is a highly detailed sneaker that "blends classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demands of bringing hype to a crowd of thousands." Read on to see how the highly anticipated shoe looked on paper before hitting production.

Nike Air Yeezy II 2 Black Solar Red Official Sketch (1)

Nike Air Yeezy II 2 Black Solar Red Official Sketch (2)

Nike Air Yeezy II 2 Black Solar Red Official Sketch (3)