So the new hottest, most anticipated release, limited edition sneaker that people are wylin’ all over the Internet about is the Nike Air Yeezy (designed and worn by Kanye West) pictured above (it should be noted that above is just the first colorway). This sneakerhead here though ain’t having this shit. I’m tired of people talking about how this is such a hot fucking shoe when it clearly ISN’T. I will not be buying these shoes and in fact will be hating on them throughout their existence. Curious why? Well I have outlined five reasons below why the Mixtape Monster is an Air Yeezy hater. I’m probably going to get flack from other sneakerheads about this, but people are so out of line slurping this shoe that someone has to come and balance shit out. Might as well be your boy.
1. THE PRICE
The Nike Air Yeezy has a suggested retail price of $215. Are you fucking kidding me? $215 brand new retail?! Let me remind you that neither the Air Jordan 2009, nor the Nike Air Penny 1/2 Cent (two of the most popular and/or talked about shoes to drop this year) are BOTH under $200. That is a ridiculous price point for that shoe. Not to mention that early accounts of the pricepoint about 6 months ago had them at around $500 and even more limited.
2. KANYE WEST HIMSELF
Is there a more pretentious douche bag in the game right now? That clip above explains it all. I used to like Kanye a lot. Dude needs to stop rapping/fake singing and go back to making hot beats, the only thing he is good at.
3. The Nike RT1 HIGH
Even if you decide that you like the look of the Air Yeezy’s, take a look at the shoe above. Obviously inspired by the Air Yeezy, the Nike Rt1 High gives you the super high top that you could be looking for, minus the annoying (and in my opinion, because I have never been a “strap” guy, UGLY) strap. The price on this shoe, which looks very comprable to the Nike Air Yeezy is $95. You can cop the black colorway on the Nike Store online right now in fact.
4. THE LOUIS VUITTON SHOE
Check out the shoe above. Not too bad looking, I actually think it’s kinda dope. Now let me tell you the price of these bad boys…..$870. Do you have 9 bills to drop on some LV shoes? Didn’t think so. Who does? No idea. Who designed these and is profiting off of these and the Air Yeezy’s? Kanye West. He obviously has his fan’s best interest in mind. Want to support me and be cool like me? Spend $870 on shoes! Don’t have $870? It’s cool, I’ll hit you up for $215 instead.
5. THEY JUST AREN’T THAT DOPE
Will someone who likes these shoes please tell me what is so dope about them? If anything, they look cheap to me. The really honestly look cheap, like they would fall apart from heavy use. Am I wrong here? I’ll be the first to admit if I am.
Sorry to vent, that’s just how a player feels. Every sneakerhead or regular person is entitled to their own opinion, but the Mixtape Monster??? I’m HATIN!!!!!!