Nike Air Yeezy
The Nike Air Yeezy is a collaboration project between Nike and Kanye West that was released in 2009. The project has produced two releases: the “Air Yeezy” (2009) and the “Air Yeezy II” (2010). It is the shoe brand’s first non-competitor full-coordinated effort (2012 and 2014).
Kanye West, Nike Creative Director Mark Smith, and later Nathan Van Hook collaborated on the Nike Air Yeezy from 2007 to 2009. Kanye has said a lot about Smith as a teammate and a fashion designer, and Smith has said the same thing about Kanye, calling him “a very creative ability” and a “characteristic producer.”
After a lengthy inspection process, three colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy were chosen for public release: a “Zen Gray” colorway that was released on April 4, 2009, and was the colorway that was created with nearly equal contributions from Smith and West, a “Dark/Pink” colorway (also known as the “Squint” colorway) that was more the brainchild of Mark Smith and was released on May 4, 2009, Finally, on June 1, 2009, a “Net” colorway was released, which represented more of Kanye West’s plan tastes. Each colorway had a suggested retail price of $215 and was quickly sold out.
In a mid-2020 interview with GQ Magazine, West said that he was open to the idea of the Air Yeezy line making a comeback.
Three Yeezy shoes are among the top five most expensive shoes on the transfer platform as of today. While the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 and two colorways of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 are Kanye West’s most recent shoe releases, his sneakers with Nike command the highest asking prices.
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, record producer, style architect, and legislator who was born on June 8, 1977. He has made a significant contribution to the advancement of standard hip hop and popular culture in the twenty-first century.
West collaborated with Nike to release his own shoe, the Air Yeezys, in 2009, with a follow-up release in 2012. He was the first non-competitor to be granted a Nike shoe contract. During Paris Fashion Week in January 2009, he debuted his first shoe collection for Louis Vuitton. In the summer of 2009, the line was shipped. In the summer of 2009, the line was shipped. West has also designed footwear for Bape and Giuseppe Zanotti, an Italian shoemaker. In the fall of 2009, West relocated to Rome and took a temporary job at Italian fashion house Fendi, where he contributed ideas for the men’s collection.
Kanye West’s shoes, which he wore during his 2008 Grammys exhibition, have just sold for a record-breaking seven figures. According to Sotheby’s, the custom Nike Air Yeezy 1 earned an incredible $1.8 million in a new private contract. The $1.8 million deal sets the record for the most expensive pair of sneakers ever sold, almost doubling the previous high of $615k for a pair of 1985 Nike Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan when he broke a backboard during a preseason game in Italy.
Kanye rocked the “Grammy Worn” Nikes during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the 2008 Grammy Awards. The size 12 shoes were designed by Ye and Mark Smith and feature a combination of Nike and Yeezy signature branding. There’s a Yeezy forefoot tie and a bright pink “Y” logo trim button, as well as an excellent Nike Swoosh.