Kanye West‘s signature Nikes are some of the most sought after silhouettes of all time. His Nike Air Yeezy and Nike Air Yeezy 2 designs turned the sneaker world upside down. It’s debatable whether his line has jumped over the Jumpman, but its popularity on the market is undeniable. Ye’s latest production completes the trilogy of Yeezy 2 colorways, in the form of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”. Covered in vivid red from outsole to ankle collar, these Nikes have grown all the way from a fantasy, to what appears to be reality.
Rap through the following pages to see a chronological timeline of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”. Let us know what you think of the all-red style code in the comment section at the bottom of the page, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.
Gentry Humphrey Hints at Another Yeezy 2 Colorway
Who: Gentry Humphrey
When: October 3rd, 2012
After swirling rumors and constant chatter about a possible release of a new Yeezy 2 colorway, Nike and Jordan Brand mastermind Gentry Humphrey subtly kept the door open. While quietly responding to fans via Twitter, Humphrey officially started trifecta speculation by saying “things r still n the works.”
Nike Air Yeezy 2 First Look
When: April 5th, 2013
The first sighting of an all-red Nike Air Yeezy 2 was seen with grey laces and gold lace tips. Regardless of aesthetics, this hard look at the all-red Yeezy 2 sparked speculation.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” Preview
Where: Saturday Night Live
When: May 18th, 2013
Now that rumors were running rampant, Kanye West and his camp added fuel to the fire with Instagram shots and an on-foot sighting of an all-red colorway when the college dropout performed on SNL. Full views were scarce, but this confirmation made the concept real.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red-October” Sample
When: May 29th, 2013
After Kanye West was spotted for the first time in his all-red Yeezy 2s on SNL, a sample pair hit the airwaves. This was the first detailed look at the style code, which displayed Ye’s logo on the insole and tongue.
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New Nike Air Yeezy 2 Colorway Confirmed to Release in 2013
Release date for the new colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 is not June 16th. We’re planning to release it later this year.
— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) May 30, 2013
When: May 30th, 2013
Nike PR Director Heidi Burgett took to Twitter to announce Nike’s plans to release a new colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 later this year. While a June release had been unofficially suggested due to the impending launch of West’s new album, Burgett’s tweet served as the only official information shared by Nike at the time.
Kanye Wears Red Yeezy 2 at Governors Ball
Who: Kanye West
When: June 10th, 2013
Kanye donned the trifecta Yeezy 2 in clear sight at the Governors Ball in New York. With the all-red design shining under the lights, West showed out and fueled further fire for the sought after silhouette.
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