Kanye West’s ‘Air Yeezy II’ Sneakers Will Be Released June 9

We’ve gotten a few peeks of Kanye West’s new Air Yeezy II sneakers in the past few weeks–’Ye has rocked them during Watch the Throne shows, plus Jay obviously owns a pair–but now it’s confirmed that the new kicks will hit stores on June 9. Both the Platinum and Black editions will be available at select retailers, in limited quantities. (Hit the link for more flicks).

Air Yeezy II description, via Nike: “An obsessive approach to materials results in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck. Concealed but opulent details reference ancient civilizations, including a loop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out ‘YZY.’ Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral ‘II.’

West is currently on tour with Jay-Z in Europe. This week he released new cover art for “Cold” (formerly titled “Way Too Cold”) and his G.O.O.D Music compilation album is expected to drop in a few weeks.