Better Kanye West Air Yeezy 2: “Solar Red” or “Red October”

25 febbraio 2019
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The Nike Air Yeezy 2 is considered to be one of the most hyped and sought-after sneakers from Kanye West. Debuted in three color options, both the “Solar Red” and “Red October” were head-to-head on which was the better release.

Designed by Nathan VanHook, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 took inspiration from classic Nike silhouettes such as: Air Trainer 1, Air Foamposite One, and the Air Tech Challenge 2.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Solar Red” release featured a Black-based upper with Solar Red accents atop glow-in-the-dark outsoles.

“Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 :Five years ago today, Kanye West made jaws drop and eyes light up with his debut of new music and new sneakers on Saturday Night Live. That sneaker as we now know, would be the infamous “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 — West’s last shoe with the Swoosh.

Taking to the SNL stage, West appeared a man possessed or at least enraged, playing for the first time the single that would set off his upcoming solo effort. Scarier than “Monster” or “Hell of a Life” before, the Marilyn Manson-resembling “Black Skinhead” opened up to images of dogs barking and the sound of Kanye screaming, revealing a rage never before displayed on record by the multi-faceted artist.

The loud and aggressive new sound was matched by his shoes of the same volume. Triple-red, the dark tone of both the lighting and the music would cast a shadow over the sneakers, allowing just enough of a glimpse to prove they did in fact exist. Fortunately for fans still in the dark, his partner Kim Kardashian posted a shot of both the shoe and the original album artwork that night prior to the performance.

Later in the show, West would perform “New Slaves” with a more stoic but equally serious disposition. He would remain in the shoes while the internet would erupt and bloggers in both the sneaker and music space would rush to get their coverage live.
Never before seen on Kanye, the shoe was subject of rumors for months leading up to its on-foot debut which served as an appetizer for the West’s most abrasive sonic effort yet, Yeezus.
The “Solar Red” released in June 2012, while the “Red October” launched in February 2014, which was revealed by Kanye West during a live performance on “Saturday Night Live” almost a year before the shoe originally become available.

Looking back at both pairs, which would you guys say was the better release? Cast your vote below, and leave your thoughts in the comments section.