Air Yeezy 2 Red October – All You Need to Know

by JJ
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This limited, long awaited, exclusive collection took thousands by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about this bright, versatile trainer. 

The Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October is a bright stand out shoe adding that pop of colour to your minimal look. From the renowned Nike technology to the added Kanye features, this shoe will go down in the shoe archives. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October

The Nike Red October was Kanye’s last collaboration with Nike, leaving thousands in dire need of this collection. With the stunted and continuous false release dates, when Nike finally dropped the collection it sold out. The limited exclusive collection is a stand out shoe emulating Kanye’s versatile style. It wasn’t even re-released adding value to those already sold. From the Nike technology to the Kanye added features, this shoe is a classic.

Features

  • Animalistic design inspiration, sporting a ridged, reptile inspired heel counter and a snake skin inspired design on the quarters.
  • Borrows tooling from other Nike models.
  • The Air Yeezy 2 borrows its sole unit from the popular Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis model.
  • Also features several references to Egyptian culture, featuring depictions of the god Horus on the tongue and insole, and using Egyptian hieroglyphics that spell out “YZY” under the strap. 

History

Kanye West debuts “Red October” Air Yeezy 2 on SNL when he performed “Black Skinhead.” From then onwards there were several unofficial release dates. The collection was launched after Kanye cut all ties from Nike when they surprisingly dropped the collection on February 9th 2014. This was confirmed as Kanye West’s last collection with Nike which he then moved into Adidas. The Red October Yeezy collection sold out with some hitting Ebay and selling for thousands. The most being sold reportedly for $16,300,000 as there was never a re-release.

Price

$4,000-5,000 (Highest bidding price: $16,300,000)

Original Release Date

February 9th, 2014

Original Model Name

Nike Air Yeezy 2 (Red October)

Purpose

Streetwear

Key Drop Variations

With only two other Nike Air Yeezy colour ways, this limited collection is at the top of everyone’s trainer list.

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