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Sneaker pimps, what do y'all think of this collabo with LV & 'Ye? I personally thought WTF on first sight, but its a retro "Back to the Future" Reebok look I reckon... and at $600+ beans too, I'm not sure how many consumers gon' dig that. I certainly don't. I can imagine him making a packet off this lil venture either way!
Check out the vid!
Aight, we've heard talk about these joints for a hot minute now, but it looks like we finally have official pics of the Kanye West Louis Vuitton collab, and a release date - June 2009. Click any image for more info.
The 'Colourways' come in black, red and white (couldn't get a pic of the white ones). Though the brown leather versions (below) are apparently not available as yet - they might have been 'Yeezy customs.
I kinda dig 'em to be honest. They definitely have that Hip Hop/Air Force 1 flavour to them. On the blog where I found 'em, it mentioned that the back of the kicks has a 'back wing' that stops your jeans dragging on the ground or getting caught up in the shoes. Which is amazing, I hate it when that happens. I wonder how much they'll be?
Also, these two other joints below were on the blog too. Dunno if they're Kanye kicks or just other random Louis shoes, but they're kinda fly, except for the whole pink thing.
And finally, here's a little video of Kanye in Paris talking about the kicks and how his swagger is sitting on a hundred thousand trillion.
"I make black history every day, I don't need a month" Kanye West from 'Brand New'
Man, I'm a fiend for Air Force 1's. I've never been a sneaker head really, but these kicks were the ones that got me at least to stay on my kick game. So when I saw these little babies on the Sneakerfiles blog, I had to post about 'em. I won't even re-write this stuff, but peep:
Nike commemorates Black History Month 2009 with this Air Force 1 designed with the colors black, green and red. The Air Force 1 was also last years base model which was developed for the month of February. This years model features a black base highlighted with red and green lining and accents, and what appears to be a translucent sole possibly revealing writing or graphics. Other details include a black heel pattern and special tongue label. Lastly, the Black History Month Air Force 1 will come in a black bag with a quote which can be read in text after the jump. Stay posted for specific release date.
“100 years came and another 100 past
little did they know, nothing would forever last
the land they knew stood for “liberty and justice for all”
however, “we the people” didn’t include them at all
words on paper held no weight
it was time for judicial battle at the mahogany gate
they moved left and then shifted right
they fought for freedom keeping equality in sight
laws were challenged and changes were made
giving us the right to make the grade
thanks to those who fought the fight
moving the darkness and bringing light”