Nike Air Yeezy II ‘Red October’ Sells Out After Surprise Release

Nike Air Yeezy II

Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy II has come and gone. The long-awaited sneaker, nicknamed “Red October,” quietly went on sale early Sunday and sold out within minutes.

Without warning, Nike tweeted a purchase link to their online store at 1 p.m. EST. Only 11 minutes later, the $245 shoe was sold out, leaving many fans upset that they couldn’t get their hands on a pair.

It’s unknown if Nike plans to release more online or at retail stores.

Nike launched the original Air Yeezy in 2009 and followed it up with two colorways of the Air Yeezy II in 2012. Due to the limited quantity, the shoe fetched as much as $90,000 on eBay.

While Kanye was seen wearing the sneaker at his concerts, the “Red Octobers” had yet to see an official release and there was growing doubt that they ever would after Kanye severed ties with Nike.

He has since partnered with adidas and is currently working on his first collection.

“The old me without a daughter might have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nike so much,” the rapper told Angie Martinez in November. “But the new me with a daughter takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”



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20 Comments

  1. KenBarbUK

    Those sneakers are ugly tho.

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  2. YoMansKeeper

    Sorry Nike, Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had the best surprise release of all time.

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    Hova Reply:

    @YoMansKeeper, hahaha that was funny lol

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @YoMansKeeper, I was gonna do a Beyoncé comment, but yours is too great. Applause to you bitch!

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    Andy Reply:

    @YoMansKeeper, never gets old LOL

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  3. Hector

    Same fools buying these live off food stamps and have babies they don’t even take care of.

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  4. troof

    ^^^ 2 f@ggots

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    Freah88 Reply:

    @troof, agree

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  5. Maria Thomas

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  6. 11

    :O THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL!

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  7. Casper

    how is it legal for nike to release them?

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    CharlieTheUnicorn Reply:

    @Casper, i’m sorry…..what?

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  8. FormerlyFromTokyo

    PARTS of it are cool; MOST of it is ugly.

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  9. MMG-SUEDE

    They are actually beautiful shoes, and this is what he was talking bout; Nike boxed him in but had they given him royalties he coulda been on/near the same level as Jordans in like 19 years. O well I’ll never have a pair probably

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  10. Boom Boom

    people who buys this shit, has awful fucking taste.

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  11. atm

    The people that got it for 245 are going to make so much money… damn

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  12. NuhUh

    That shoe is ugly as sin. Adidas fell off already anyway.

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  13. jimscreechie

    Lovely sneakers.

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  14. Andy

    I hate sneakers like that AND THAT PRICE!! omg, never in my life.

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  15. Andy

    “But the new me with a daughter takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to PROVIDE for my family.” GWHAAT???

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