The Latest Nike Air Yeezy 2 Colorway Was Inspired By Kobe Bryant
That’s right, folks. It’s time—yet again!—for your Nike Air Yeezy 2 update! Last we heard, Nike was working on a special “Herd” colorway for the Yeezy 2, the third colorway that’s been announced thus far. We haven’t actually gotten the chance to see that colorway yet, but the mere thought of another option was enough to hold us over last week. This week, though, we do have an image to show you and it’s of a Yeezy 2 that looks, well, very interesting.
It looks interesting because the colorway used on this particular Yeezy 2 is the same exact one that was used on the Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Cheetah” that Kobe Bryant wore back in December during the Los Angeles Lakers game on Christmas Day. It features a purple upper, bright-orange shoelaces, and a glow-in-the-dark sole that works particularly well on the Yeezy 2. While the original “Cheetah” sneaker was a bit, er, unorthodox for a Kobe Bryant sneaker, this particular colorway seems better suited to the Yeezy 2. It also seems like Nike is going to use the “Cheetah” colorway more going forward. That would have seemed a little crazy to us just a couple of months ago—remember, we hated the Kobe VII “Cheetah”—but it might actually have some staying power for the Swoosh.
So, what do you think about the latest Yeezy 2 colorway? We’re sure that some of you out there could make the argument that Nike should tone down the Yeezy 2 colorways and make them a little bit more basic. But we’re also sure that some of you love what Nike is doing with the Yeezy 2s so far. Whatever the case, you can rest assured there will be more colorways in the future. And hopefully, we’ll get an actual product one of these days. That would be better than sitting here and staring at pictures of it all day, eh?