Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

Wait a minute, Air Yeezy IIs aren’t actually that nice.

There, I said it. The elephant in the gift wrapping room. No matter how many tweeted pictures of his ‘n’ hers Air Yeezys get shared, or talk of the confusion surrounding one pair that ended up on eBay for $90,000 …

Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 14:16

   

There, I said it. The elephant in the gift wrapping room.

No matter how many tweeted pictures of his ‘n’ hers Air Yeezys get shared, or talk of the confusion surrounding one pair that ended up on eBay for $90,000 heightens the hype, and no matter how many people sleep rough in London to make sure they get their hands on a pair, they’re not nice shoes. Especially the white ones which are just a bit ugly really. The fat dinosaur-spine heel is clunky. The oversized strap works a little better, but would be far neater without laces. Everything just goes that bit too far; from the lace up lip that reaches that bit too high at the tongue, to the fatness of the sole at the heel end. I dig the glow in the dark factor, and the black/black/solar red version is actually kind of cool, but it’s this wolf grey/platinum version that’s getting all the press, which is unfortunate considering it isn’t actually very nice.

Sorry Kanye. Try again.

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