Yeezy 2 Raffle Release Day Portland - The Compound
Over 500 people showed up for this portland raffle from the Compound (Just Be Complex) in Portland. They only had 12 pairs to raffle off, but it was a very well executed and organized raffle, so shout out to the Compound! Raffle Tickets were $3 cash only, and the money from that went to charity. You were only allowed to buy 1 raffle ticket per person there, and then the shoes were available for $300 for purchase if you won the raffle. this video is just some of the highlights from the release.
Sorry for the shaky vid at times, and next time ill get more pics of shoes on feet. I didnt see anything crazy on feet, most of the GRs we have seen in the last 2 yrs.
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I did NOT win the lottery, but i was able to check out the shoes in person, so i did a vid.
Details about the shoe:
The Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum sneaker was first spotted on Kanye back at the 2011 MTV VMAs. The shoes sport several Egyptian glyph motifs, including the Horus image on the tongue and dust bag (reminiscent of Kanye's Horus chain) and hieroglyphics along the velcro.
Departing from the first Air Yeezy sneakers that hit in 2009, the Yeezy 2s don't appear to have a lacelock or Y-print, but are supplemented with more details along the side panels, upper, and strap.
According to a press release from Nike, the Air Yeezy II's outsole is based on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis sneaker and its upper is inspired by cross trainers.
There's absolute function at the Air Yeezy II's core. Unnecessary padding was eliminated, and the foot-hugging tongue and plush collar are both comfortable and breathable. Fit was essential to the design with the goal to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to Kanye West's foot. The collar was also lowered to allow for greater movement.
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.'
Although thought to be dropping in France first, the Platinum and Black colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy II will be available globally at select retailers June 9th. Sneaker News reports the Air Yeezy 2 will retail for $245.