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Kanye West Had Baby Red October Yeezy 2s Made For North West
Before adidas dropped toddler-sized Yeezy Boosts, Nike dabbled in making miniature Air Yeezy 2s for Kanye’s daughter North. The most coveted of the three Air Yeezy 2 colorways is the “Red October” that dropped in early 2014, seen here in a never-released toddler size that appears to be a seam-less mold of the popular silhouette. Are these better than the baby Yeezy Boosts?
Saint West Laces Up Unreleased Yeezys For Family Christmas Party
Kanye West has slowly been diving back into the limelight after checking into the hospital for depression a few weeks ago.
He recently attended his mother-in-law’s Christmas Eve party along with the rest of the West family. In the images above you can see Saint West, Kanye’s son, wearing an unreleased pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2s. The unreleased colorway comes equipped with a black Primeknit upper and red detailing on the “SPLY-350” branding.
There’s still no word on when this pair will release to the public, but Spring 2017 would be a good guess. Now the better question is whether or not they’ll be releasing in infant sizes. We’ll have to wait and see.
Someone Made Their Cadillac Escalade Look Like A Yeezy Turtle Dove
Many people consider the “Turtle Dove” colorway of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 the best Yeezy of all (so far). But how much do you really like the Turtle Dove colorway. Would you cover your entire car in the print?
Probably not, but Rashed Belhasa a.k.a. Money Kicks did. The young sneakerhead from Dubai took his Cadillac Escalade (not sure why someone as young as him even has a car yet) and completely wrapped it in the Turtle Dove print. What’s your take on this custom Escalade. It’s one thing to customize a pair of sneakers, but a car is a completely different level of commitment and dedication. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Would you ever cover your car in a sneaker-inspired print/colorway?
Kanye West is a cultural phenom. The boisterous producer turned rapper turned designer has thrown himself into a number of projects with the end result usually being a polarizing offering that garners as much attention as possible – just listen to his music, or watch videos of his subsequent tours, or look at his apparel moves from Nike to adidas. Today we’re looking back at the complete history of Yeezy sneaker models starting with the first Nike Air Yeezy collaboration back in Spring 2009 all the way up until this year’s holiday release slate. Check out a full rundown of every Yeezy sneaker release by Kanye West in collaboration with Nike and adidas below and be sure to head over to Stadium Goods to find your favorite pair today.
A Yeezy Fanatic Customized His Own Cadillac Yeezy Truck
What happens when owning every pair of Yeezys just isn’t enough? You get a custom-made Yeezy Escalade, of course. Rich young sneakerhead Rashed Belhasa a.k.a. Money Kicks got his Escalade outfitted in a custom Yeezy skin, modeled after the coveted “Turtledove” colorway of the adidas YEEZY Boost 350. We’re not sure why a kid who’s not old enough to have a license yet has an Escalade in the first place, but the results, as you can see, are pretty impressive. Will this spawn other sneaker-inspired wraps on automobiles? Would you drive a Yeezy-coated car, or just stick with the sneakers on your feet? Check out the full video below, and share your thoughts on the Yeezy Escalade in the comments section.
Store Drops Yeezys At Random Time And Massive Line-Up Forms
Oneness sneaker boutique in Kentucky released their stock of Yeezys at a random time today for a true first-come first-serve shopping experience. It appears that many of their loyal customers waited across the street for the shop to release the shoes, because a line-up formed rather quickly. Shop owner Joe Staley documented the whole thing on Instagram, so check out the video below! If you’re still in the hunt for the adidas Yeezy, make sure to enter our giveaway, or see what prices are on eBay.
For those that aren’t up to speed because there’s enough craziness in this world that paying attention to everything Kanye West does shouldn’t be your priority, ‘Ye met with President-Elect Donald Trump on Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York. According to Kanye, they talked about a variety of issues that he’s invested in, including education, bullying and the violence in Chicago. Trump mentioned that the two have been longtime friends and admirers of each other’s work, although I doubt West has read The Art Of The Deal and Trump isn’t exactly waking up to “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1″ every morning.
Whatever the intentions of the meeting – speculation ranges from Kanye wanting to genuinely reach out to Trump to this being another shameless photo opportunity by Trump that distracts the media and his detractors as he sneaks in questionable selections for his cabinet – it’s clear that Kanye is doing this without the approval of some of his closest friends, including John Legend and Q-Tip. While ‘Ye has been going through some emotional and mental issues in the past few weeks, this was the moment that people went from feeling sympathy for him to feeling disconnected. How could a guy who once famously said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and was planning on running for President himself in 2020 now align with Trump?
And that’s where the Yeezys come in. New Kanye kicks, no matter if they’re the 350 or the 750 or his boots, are less launches and more events. People plan their days and weeks around his drops and while some do it for nefarious (i.e. reselling) purposes, many do seek out Yeezys to actually wear them. At least that’s what it looks like when I go to the mall and see all sorts of people and all walks of life wearing what appear to be legit Yeezys. In the time since Kanye signed with adidas, the three stripes have turned things around in terms of perception and hype. Now we have kids lining up for Ultra Boosts and NMDs that never would have considered adidas an option in the past. Kanye opened that adidas door for a lot of people, so he is in a word, influential. So does that mean when you wear Yeezys you support Trump now? The answer is in that grey area we don’t like to always waddle in…
Not all sneakerheads are liberal and not all conservatives dislike Kanye. There is this tendency to blow things out of proportion when it comes to Kanye and Trump (although in Trump’s case, he deserves all the scrutiny – and more because of his myriad of conflicts of interest as a businessman entering The White House – he gets now that he’s the PEOTUS much like Obama and Bush and all the others before him), and when Kanye began to show his Trump fandom, there were those – celebrities included – who pledged to never wear Yeezys again. For them, Yeezys are an extension of Kanye much like OG Air Jordans are an extension of Michael Jordan. When you buy Yeezys, you buy into his culture and if that includes Trump, it’s not worth it to them. But there is that Kanye fan that feels like they were stabbed in the back by what ‘Ye did and don’t know what to do. They buy the Gildan t-shirts, subscribe to Tidal, pound the adidas Confirmed app and watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians just so they can feel like they are part of the Kanye experience. Trump is not their cup of tea, but they want to keep on wearing the shoes. It’s an existential crisis in the most “first-world problem” way possible.
Then there is that intersection of Trump supporter and Kanye fan who we knew was always out there that is now feeling emboldened by this event. Hopefully it’s not emboldened in the same way that alt-right Neo-Nazis have come out of the woodwork because their candidate won, but rather in a way that they don’t have feel ashamed to wear a “Make America Great Again” with a pair of 350s. It’s a weird dichotomy, sure, but they have the right to wear that because we like to believe that we live in a society where you can wear that type of fit and not be bullied or shamed for it. They see Kanye reaching out to Trump as a way
?I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y?all sang it at the top of y?all lungs… That doesn?t mean that you?re a Trump supporter. That just means you okay with a celebrity having their own opinion ? or that someone else is okay to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion and you can still like that person or still like that person?s music.? – Kanye West
A lot of people who are against animal cruelty have no problem eating hamburgers and chicken nuggets and steaks. Somebody who protests against harsh working conditions and child labor have no problem buying phones and sneakers from overseas factories that are less than ideal. Now people will continue to wear Yeezys despite Kanye’s endorsement of Trump. It’s a lot of gray area and you might not like it, but their moral calculus is different and they’ve determined that this is not worth the effort to fight. People will still listen to College Dropout on loop and say they miss the old Kanye while others will say that this is the last straw. Maybe the conversation changes if Kanye dedicates Yeezy Season 6 to Trump or if the PEOTUS appoints Kanye to a position that he is clearly unqualified for. Just don’t be part of that 32% that resells the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black/White that’s dropping this weekend and throws in the word “Trump” in your listing just for SEO purposes; now that’s deplorable.
Sneaker News x Stadium Goods YEEZY 350 Black/White Giveaway
We’re back again with another exclusive adidas YEEZY giveaway, this time teaming up with our friends at Stadium Goods to offer up the brand-new 350 v2 in the “Black/White” colorway to two lucky winners. Since we’re in the holiday gift-giving spirit, we’re giving away one pair each on Facebook and Instagram, so make sure you’re following both Sneaker News and Stadium Goods and find the full details on how to enter below. Good luck!
Note: The Facebook giveaway is live now. The Instagram giveaway will go live at 7:00 PM EST.
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4. In the Facebook comments, tell us your sneaker size and your favorite Yeezy Boost release ever.
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Where To Buy The Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Black/White Online
Year 2 of adidas Yeezy will come to a close this weekend as the fifth Yeezy Boost 350 v2 release will hit stores for $220. As one of the first Yeezy Boost 350 v2 colorways to be revealed, this upcoming release will undoubtedly grab the attention of sneakerheads and streetwear fashionistas alike. So, how can you buy one of the most elusive sneaker releases of the year? For a complete list of where you can either buy online on Saturday, or enter online raffles, read below.
Landon Collins Rocked Yeezy Cleats On The Field Last Night, Again
New York Giants safety Landon Collins made headlines last night. First by recovering Dez Bryant’s fumble in the last couple of minutes of the game against the Dallas Cowboys that secured the win for the Giants. Second for his footwear.
Collins was seen wearing a pair of metallic blue adidas Yeezy 350 Cleats that were customized by Kickasso Customs. This isn’t the first time that Collins wears Yeezys on the field, earlier this season he also rocked an all-red pair that was also done by Kickasso.
Do you like the metallic red or metallic blue pair better? Do you think he’ll wear Yeezys again this season? Stay tuned to Kicks On Fire to find out.
images: Kickasso / Brad Penner for USA Today Sports
NFL Player Fined For Wearing Yeezy Cleats To Support Fake Yeezy Foundation
Have you ever heard of the Yeezy Foundation? Yeah, we haven’t either.
Dorial Green-Beckham of the Philadelphia Eagles decided to wear adidas Yeezy 350 Cleats last week as a part of the #MyCleatsMyCause campaign. The only problem is that this initiative was meant to promote charities and social issues that the players care about. And since the “Yeezy Foundation” doesn’t even exist, the NFL wasn’t having it.
Green-Beckham was fined $6,076 for wearing the Yeezy cleats on the field because the charity isn’t real. Oh well, I guess he tried.
Kanye West Wearing Unreleased Yeezys While Biking In Los Angeles
Kanye West has been away from the public eye the last few weeks as he’s been going through some personal problems that resulted in him checking into a hospital last month.
But West was spotted in a BMX bike on the streets of Los Angeles earlier this week while wearing a blacked out motorcycle helmet. On his feet? A new unreleased colorway of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Yeezys features a black and white tiger stripe camo upper which is believed to be this pair.
No word on a release date for these Yeezys yet, but it’s good to see that Kanye is back up and at it again.
No, you didn’t read that headline incorrectly. We’re really giving away adidas YEEZY Boosts. And not just one pair, or two pairs, or even three pairs, but four pairs of Yeezys, all totally free! For a special holiday treat for our followers on Facebook and Instagram, what have up for grabs are all three pairs of the just-released black YEEZY Boost 350 v2, as well as the grey/gum YEEZY Boost 750. We’ve partnered with Livestock, Canada’s premier sneaker retailer, to give away the four pairs, two each via separate Facebook and Instagram giveaways.
Make sure you’re following our Instagram and Facebook pages, and follow these easy steps to enter. Good luck!
A Giants Player Wore Custom Red Yeezy Cleats On The Field Last Night
The adidas Yeezy 350 Cleat made its way back to the field last night after being banned by the NFL at the beginning of the season.
However, the pair worn last night by New York Giants safety Landon Collins wasn’t the OG Turtle Dove pair, instead it was a custom red pair designed by popular sneaker customizer Kickasso. What are your thoughts on the all-red look for the Yeezy 350 Cleat? Do you think that the NFL will be handing out a fine to Collins for wearing these Yeezys? Only time will tell.
images: Ed Mulholland and Brad Penner for USA Today Sports
h/t: Sole Collector
Chris Rock, Fat Joe, And A Dog Wearing Yeezys Spotted At The Weekend-Long Sneaker Con NYC
Last weekend’s Sneaker Con in New York City was so big, humans weren’t the only ones wearing kicks. That’s right, even a furry four-legged friend was spotted wearing Yeezys, but he/she wasn’t the only sneakerhead of note at the two-day event of the biggest sneaker show on Earth, as celebrities like Fat Joe and even Chris Rock rubbed elbows with the crowd at the biggest turnout for Sneaker Con to date. Along with the usual Sneaker Con festivities that took place over Saturday and Sunday, day two also featured the second Hoops Classic, featuring Youtube personalities battling it out on the court. Enjoy a full photo recap of the massive sneaker event here.