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The Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG is exclusively released in men’s sizes that stretched from 9 to 14. Lady sneakerheads should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. It is constructed to fit true to size.
A fusion of various fashionably unique details, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG exudes a bold yet sleek style that appealed to many sneaker enthusiasts. Its tall silhouette that's embellished with different textures, a midfoot strap, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole was unprecedented and deemed as a must-have to most music and sneaker aficionados.
Celebrities have been see rocking these with a pair of loose jeans, a t-shirt, and a fitted cap but you could also match it with shorts or joggers for a casual day out. Moreover, its Velcro strap could be fastened or left undone to add another stylish detail to your ensemble.
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG is a notable kick in itself. Its unique silhouette is easily recognizable even by the non-sneakerheads thanks to its eye-catching details such as the snake textured leather panels on the sides, spikes on the heel counter, midfoot strap, and the glow-in-the-dark outsole. Lastly, the contrasting textures of the mesh upper and suede accents elevate the kick's overall stylish appeal.
Before Kanye West got with Adidas, he was with Nike first. Together with the "Swoosh" brand, Kanye released two sneaker models that went down in sneaker history as one of the most successful and most hyped. The first kick was dubbed as the Nike Air Yeezy and was released in 2009 in three colorways. Its limited release created hype and increased demand for the collaborative shoe.
Years had passed since the first kick was released and sneaker fans were still as eager to get their hands on a pair of the Air Yeezys, no matter the cost. So when the second model has launched the clamor and hunger were very high and was met with even longer lines of customers camping out of the store and resellers ramping up their prices to more than 100% of the original cost.
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG was introduced to the public on June 9, 2012, in two colorways, Solar Red and Platinum Wolf Grey, and retailed for $245. Along with Kanye, the shoe was designed by Nathan Van Hook and took influence from several classic Nike silhouettes such as the Air Trainer 1, Air Foamposite One, and the Air Tech Challenge 2. It resulted in a hybrid model that's equally rooted in the past, present, and future.
Shortly after the release of the Air Yeezy 2 NRG, Kanye and Nike had a falling out making the kick the last model from the collaboration hence making it even more popular. But rumors of an unreleased colorway started circulating on the web, and in October of the same year, Nike launched the "Red Octobers" colorway. Today, reselling prices start anywhere from $2,000 up to over $20,000.
- Both the collar and tongue are padded providing added cushioning and comfort.
- The kick comes with a dust bag.
- Shoelaces feature metallic gold tips that can be screwed on and off.
- It has a leather lace lock with the Roman numeral 2 in it.
- The word Yeezy written in hieroglyphics is embedded in the Velcro part of the strap.
- The leather insole is removable.
- Its midsole design with the visible Air unit is derived from the Nike Air Tech Challenge II.