This OG Yeezy Debuted 10 Years Ago Today

Jun 7, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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On June 7th, 2009, exactly ten years ago today, what some would consider the greatest Kanye West sneaker ever released.

It was today a decade back that the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net” dropped.

Costing a cool $215 at the time, even before the days of StockX and cooking’ these were selling for high resale rates with some shops even uncharging at the door just to keep down the crowds.

Why was that? Not only was this the first Kanye West signature sneaker, it was the last colorway of said shoe. For almost a year, fans had been clamoring for this colorway as Kanye debuted it on The Ellen Show back in October of ’08 when he premiered the “Love Lockdown” music video.

Years later during the Yeezus listening party, Kanye would speak on the original concept of the Yeezy as bringing a Lanvin color palette to a sportswear sneaker. The “Net” makeup of the OG serves as the best example of just that.

From ’08 to its ’09 release all the way up to today, the “Net” Yeezy has been a favorite all around the world of sports and entertainment.

Drake in the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net” (photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
PJ Tucker in the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net”
Conceited in the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net”

Was this the best Yeezy release ever? That’s for everyone to have their own opinion on.

However, it was ten years ago today that the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net” debuted at retail.

Nike Air Yeezy

Nike Air Yeezy

Peep LeBron’s recent homage to the “Net” Yeezy 1 below.

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 15 “Net Yeezy”

NEVER MISS A RELEASE AGAIN