Footlocker Gives Kanye West’s Nike Red October Air Yeezys II A Release Date

Footlocker just gave thousands of sneakerheads the greatest Christmas gift of their lives. After a few issues with release date confirmation, Footlocker announced today (December 20th) that the Nike Air Yeeys II will be released next Friday (December 27th) online only.


On Foot Locker’s Twitter account, the company announced the release date of the sneakers dubbed “Red Octobers”:

The news comes a day after Kanye West informed Chicago’s Stylz & Roman radio show that his clothing partnership with Adidas will be released in September of 2014. During his announcement, West took one more jab at his former partner, Nike:

I’ve been under the wings, playing it the right way at Nike and everything but I’ve wanted to create more and not been able to create more for no reason.  I have a new product partner with adidas. I just got back from Germany yesterday and it was one of the greatest creative days of my life.

The Red October Air Yeeys II will be available on Footlocker’s website at 8 A.M. on December 27th.