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.
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Pairs of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” have arrived at the homes of their lucky owners. Sole Flick shares a look at his all-red Yeezys with the world, dropping off detailed images of 2014′s biggest and most surprising release thus far. Peep the last official Kanye West signature from Nike in the photos below. If you’re looking forward to his upcoming collection with adidas, he says they’re going to be easier to get.
To the surprise of the entire sneaker community, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” launched today at Nike Store. To the surprise of no one, the shoe sold out immediately.
The oft-delayed, constantly sought after signature sneaker for Kanye West has been a talking point of the sneaker community since Kanye West debuted the all-red rendition on Saturday Night Live. It’s lack of a release date, paired with a refusal for royalties, led West to leave Nike and partner with adidas– a move that could see KW x adidas product and stores as soon as this September.
Today at noon CST, the thought to be cancelled “Red October” colorway was released via a Tweet from Nike Store. The true definition of a quickstrike, or modern day ‘hyperstrike,’ the launch was with out forewarning of an official release date and dropped on a Sunday– a day which typically doesn’t see new product become live.
At this point, we would say the “Red October” saga is officially over, but based on today, who knows? Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for any future information regarding the official availability of the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 and let us know if you were able to pick up a pair in the comment section.
Getting the velcros never felt so good. At New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2014, Macklemore took to the stage in Time Square wearing the coveted but cancelled “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s. Midway through his performance of “Thrift Shop,” Mack made the night for two lucky fans by taking off his Kanye kicks and tossing them into the crowd one by one. Check out the video above to see how it all went down, with the shoe toss taking place around the 1:50 mark.
Seen on the feet of Kanye West and virtually no one else, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” has proven the most elusive sneaker of 2013. Thanks to S. Sami and the good folks at Sneaker News, we now have a detailed look at the pair that ranks high on many a sneakerhead’s wish list.
Baring the same build as the other Yeezy 2s but differing slightly in colorway and composition, the “Red Octobers” sport an all-red aesthetic, altered upper panel and diamond Swoosh. Torch tongue, Horus branding and midfoot strap are still in tact, with sole glow details tough to tell. Check out detailed photos of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” below.