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May 31, 2012 11:46AM

Kanye's Nike Collab Returns with the Air Yeezy II

This time moulded from Kanye's own foot.

Nike's latest collaboration with Kanye West, the Air Yeezy II, is set to send kicks-enthusiasts into a frenzy. It's been announced that the sneaker will hit stores on June 9. The hi-top sneaker is the sequel to the popular Yeezy I (which now fetches up to US$3000 on eBay), this time featuring a slimmer design moulded from Kanye's own feet.

Inspired by basketball in the late 80s, the new Yeezy is Fresh Prince of Bel Air meets luxe, especially in the black and pink colourway. The mix of anaconda-textured leather, nubuck and ballistic nylon gives the shoe a futuristic, reptilian look, and hieroglyphs reference ancient civilisations, spelling out 'YZY' on the strap. The highly anticipated shoe has been road tested by the man himself, who apparently already has his sights set on a Yeezy III (see somewhat confusing tweet below):