Ask Allen: What do you think about the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” Sneaker?

February 23, 2014 4

Anonymous asked: What do you think about the “Red Octobers” as a shoe? And what do you think of the way Nike released them?

Answer: The overall design of the shoe I’ve always liked. Out of the three color ways that released, the red color-way is my second favorite with the black sitting at the top of the list. In comparison to the black color way the all-red style appears to look very bulky on feet with its signature details becoming somewhat indistinguishable. I guess the theory that the color black makes things seem thinner is at work. Though, I’ve never owned a pair of the Nike Air Yeezy 2’s, in my opinion due to the shape of the shoe I’ve always viewed them strictly as an athletic sneaker. I feel they lack the ability to be worn versatilely, meaning you can’t dress them up or dress them down without looking like Kanye West. Even with that said, if I had the opportunity to get a pair I would jump on it. For any Kanye West fan including myself, this sneaker truly marks the end of the Yeezy x Nike era, which automatically makes it a collectible for the ages. Well, that is until Nike gives it the retro treatment.

In regards to how Nike chose to release the sneaker, I think Nike did the only logical and fair thing they could do. Make it an unannounced surprise release. By releasing them on a Sunday without any sort of warning, it allowed for the honest customer to have a very lucky but fair shot. As it stripped power away from the greedy store owners and tech savy people with computer bots.

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