Retail Price: $245
Issue: April/May 2012

Three years in the making, the sequel to Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy was as highly anticipated as any album of his ever was. A space-age evolution of the first model, the Yeezy 2 was also built off a classic Nike midsole/outsole (the Tech Challenge II) and utilized a midfoot strap. But with a more modern cut and a wild mix of materials, it was also Yeezy at his most decadent.