The Nike Air Yeezy on April 4th, 2009
2009 Best Sneaker Release Date Of The Year
Not to be confused with â€œSneaker Of The Yearâ€, because to me hands down, that would have to be the Jordan XI Space Jams. This is referring to the actual â€œreleaseâ€ surrounding a sneaker and that would have to be the release surrounding the Nike Air Yeezy’s. The Air Yeezy’s had the streets going crazy. Even some celebrities couldn’t get themselves a pair. The hype surrounding the Yeezy’s started in early 2008 when Kanye was spotted wearing these futuristic looking shoes at a Grammy performance. So when the first of the three colorways were slated for release in Spring of 2009, everyone was finding out how and where they can get their pairs. The first colorway, the Zen Gray, was released on April 4, 2009. Sneaker shops around the country had countless people sleeping outside of their stores for days. And locally, Shoe Gallery, Soles Inc and Simon’s â€“ all geared up for the release of the Yeezy’s. While many of the people who released a pair, turned around and resold them for two to three times their $220 retail price tag â€“ having them on your feet was a bonafied symbol of exclusivity.