The one sneaker that caused the most controversy last year has finally been released. And in true hypebeast, trend-following fashion, they were gone. Poof! Surprised? Shouldn’t be.
Nike tweeted a purchase link to cop the Red October Air Yeezy 2s, which almost had a mythical, Detox status to it, thanks in part to Nike. That in turn caused Kanye to lash out at Nike during a rant, who was subsequently dropped from Nike and then inked a deal with adidas.
I, for one, find this hilarious. The amount of hype that goes into a sneaker because so-and-so endorses it or is a signature piece is ridiculous, and as most who know me personally, I despise trend followers. But I digress.
If you’re really desperate and after them, you can always head to ebay. There’s already one ridiculous listing with a starting bid of ten-fvcking-grand here.
Photos courtesy of Miss Info.