We’ll see the new Yeezys in June, but you can catch Kanye West in the Three Stripes today. This week’s Celebrity Sneaker Stalker finds adidas artists and Jordan Brand ballers
Today at the adidas Global Brand Conference in Germany, Kanye West was in the building to perform for the adidas team as well as his friends. According to Ibn Japser, who was at that event, Kanye announced to the crowd that “You will SEE the next YEEZYS in June.” It’s been stated that Kanye has already designed 20 different sneaker styles with adidas.
As you may recall, West announced the move from Nike to adidas near the end of 2013 and was officially welcomed by adidas at the start of 2014. Over the course of 2014, adidas has also announced partnerships with Rita Ora, Nigo and Pharrell. Click here for a look at the current adidas Originals roster.
While it was originally announced that Kanye West x adidas product would launch in September, stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more developments regarding the release of the Kanye West x adidas Yeezy (or Yeezi) as well as other collaborative product from Kanye and adidas.
Can we get much higher? If having a front row spot at the Yeezus tour wasn’t enough, Kanye West helped two fans take it to the next level by stopping the show to sign their sneakers. Of course, these weren’t just any sneakers. Red renditions of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 and Louis Vuitton Don were handed to West during the show, who politely smiled and signed each sneaker. This move sent not just the two lucky fans, but also the whole crowd into a frenzy. Peep the top two videos by @dillonhughes below and congrats to @jvill_ and @dique_serg on their signed shoes.
Still searching for your “Red Octobers?” If the bots didn’t beat you then neither did the big spenders (yet) as the quickstrike Nike Air Yeezy 2 is nowhere to be found in this week’s Celebrity Sneaker Stalker. Kanye West comes through in his first Three Stripe sighting since signing, while big homie Jay Z pops up in an ultra-rare pair of retros. Roc stars aside, we catch Chumlee in the weekend’s other big release and Skateboard P tagging his Stan Smiths. Peep the “Infrared” 6s, decade old Air Force 1s and more in this installment of CSS.
Which celeb rocked the best kicks over the course of 2013? Oh, we’ve got an award for that. Yesterday, we unveiled the 2013 All-CSS Second Team. Today, we release the First Team nods. Whose kicks matched the Celebrity Sneaker Stalker championship belt the best in 2013? Keep reading to see our candidates below and let us know who gets your vote by tagging @nicekicks with the hashtag #CSSMVP on Twitter.
A common thread among all of the recent Yeezus Tour stop interviews is Kanye West’s desire to create and produce more. Footwear has been the catalyst for such conversations, citing the lack of opportunity to create and release more product with Nike and Louis Vuitton following the popularity of his collaborative launches. Now at adidas, it appears that change is on the horizon. While taking to The Morning Riot in Chicago, West confirmed the September launch date for his collection and even spoke on the abundant design progress so far:
“I just got back from Germany. It was one of the greatest creative days of my life. We designed the entire women’s collection, we designed the entire men’s collection, and we designed 20 shoes. We’re coming in September and it’s about to be a paradigm shift.”
Whether or not 20 different Kanye West x adidas designs will launch in the first rollout is unknown at this time, but it certainly seems a possibility. West has made it very clear that he wants to produce more. In addition, distribution already appears to be more widespread than the Yeezy- an issue he expressed his displeasure on in regard to leverage put on shops to buy in additional product when booking the Air Yeezy. Listen to the interview below to hear more from West on adidas, Nike and Louis Vuitton (the conversation jumps around throughout the entire interview, with much of the sneaker convo starting around 15 minutes mark.) Let us know your hopes for the Kanye West x adidas collection in the comment section.