words // Zac Dubasik
Kanye's Yeezus tour kicks off this weekend in Seattle. And in honor of the tour, we're taking a look back at all of the Air Yeezy 2s. While only two colorways have come out so far, we've seen a handful of others over the past two and a half years. Check out the following gallery, and let us know in the comments which are your favorites.
Wolf Grey / Pure Platinum
The Wolf Grey / Pure Platinum Yeezy 2s originally launched along with the Black / Black / Solar Red colorway on June 9th, 2012, which was well over a year after the model was first seen.These days, this shoe resells for roughly 10x its retail price of $245.
Black / Black / Solar Red
Along with the Wolf Grey / Pure Platinum colorway, the Black / Black / Solar Red Air Yeezy 2s also launched on June 9th, 2012. They retailed for $245, and currently resell for even more than the Wolf Grey colorway.
Black / White Sample
The very first pair of Air Yeezy 2s seen by the public was this Black / White sample, which was on the feet of Kanye West in the Kobe Bryant is...The Black Mamba video. Shortly thereafter, Kanye wore them for his 2011 Coachella performance, and then gave us an even better look while out and about in London.
When images of this puple-based Air Yeezy 2 hit the web, it drew immediate comparrisons to the Christmas Day "Cheetah" Kobe VII Supreme.
The original Air Yeezy featured the same tooling used on the Air Jordan III. We can only assume the Air Jordan line was also inspiration for the speckled cement print found on this sample which surfaced in late 2012.
Red Snake Sample
Much of the Yeezy 2 talk lately has revolved around an all-red pair believed to be releasing sooner than later. This sample pair differs from the "Red Octobers" by utilizing a snakeskin material on the heel panel similar to the versions that have previously relased.
It remains to be seen whether or not the "Red October" Air Yeezy 2s will release in time for their nickname to make fit, but the eventual release was confirmed by a Nike representative back in May.
The final colorway seen of the Air Yeezy 2 has been this all-black pair, which showed up on DJFolk's twitter account. Although it hasn't been confirmed, it is believed to be a legitimate sample.