Did Nike Just Use A Sneaker To Throw Shade At Kanye West?
Willie Grace | 1/11/2016, 12:35 p.m.
One of Nike’s newest releases may be a reference to their most famous defector, Kanye West. After releasing two models of the Nike Air Yeezy over a few years, Kanye jumped ship to Adidas last year, citing a lack of creative control (among other things).
Now the Swoosh has dropped what they have dubbed the Nike Air Entertainer, no doubt aware that “entertainer” probably isn’t a title Kanye adores – his preferred titles being “genius” or “visionary.”
The shoe itself contains more than one reference to the original Nike Air Yeezy 1 and 2. The heel support features stacked ribbing in the leather that is extremely reminiscent of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 in particular, and the swoosh size and placement is nearly identical to both Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. The upper is made up of all red leather and are being dubbed the “Red October” Air Entertainers, although the red is a few shades darker than the vibrant “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s that ended up being Kanye’s final release with the brand.
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