Sneakerheads line up for Saturday's release of Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy sneakers
About 20 people Thursday night were already lined up outside a Foot Locker on West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue for the release -- at 6 a.m. Saturday -- of Kanye West's latest Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. The sneakerheads told amNY the store is claiming they won't have any of West's new sneakers. But this Foot Locker branch told them the same thing in April, when West's first edition of Air Yeezy sneakers was released, and indeed the store did end up carrying them.
An employee at the Lady Foot Locker next door said he couldn't comment on whether Foot Locker would have the sneakers Saturday morning, but did say there would only be up to 18 pairs available -- if any at all. Word is that Niketown and other spots in the city will also carry the shoes.
Similar lines are forming in other cities. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the sneakers will retail for $300. Saturday's release is the second of three sneakers in West's line. This one features "black-on-black high-top with pink trim." The first edition was in gray, and the final comes out in June.
Photo: Garett Sloane
Text: Garett Sloane and Rolando Pujol