Nike Air Yeezy 2 Release Pushed Back to June 2012 – Both Colorways on Same Day

We have checked in with our Nike sources on the release of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneaker. With an expected release date in early April, at least for one of the two colorways that have surfaced so far, people had already started camping out 5 weeks in advance. We have bad news for those folks, as the official release date for the sneaker has now been pushed back to early June 2012.

Not only does it look like the sneaker will release somewhere around June 10th, Nike has also decided to release both colorways, the Wolf Grey and the Black one, on the same day. That is at least what we heard now. Both colors releasing on the same day of course changes everything as most likely no retailer will be getting both – who can stand in line at two stores at the same time? Nobody!

We will keep you posted as we hear more!

The initial concept was to keep the toe of the shoe very clean so it was slim to the foot to give a tailored fit.

The tongue depicts Horus—the falcon-headed ancient Egyptian deity—to represent victory, protection and power. A leather lace lock and solid metal lace tips provide finishing touches on the look of handcrafted luxury.

Horus appears again on the inside of the Velcro strap with hieroglyphics that spell out “YZY.

This early design sketch had a Foamposite-style bootie to protect the foot and hold it in place.

Pictures via Complex Mag


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