Long before the days of Wave Runners and Desert Rats, Kanye West was releasing another type of chunky sneaker, only it wasn't at the hands of adidas.
The Nike Air Yeezy 1 released back in 2012, met with similar hype to today's exclusives. It's not surprising that the follow-up Air Yeezy 2 instantly sold-out. After all, there was only 5000 pairs to go around for each of the three styles. Today, this collection still holds its worth with resell prices in excess of £3000.
Long forgotten by the younger sneakerheads who daren't look at anything without BOOST, many of the veterans consider Nike's Yeezy collection amogst the most influential of all time. In fact, a petition was recently created for a re-release, and that could be happening soon according to rumours.
Recently, it was revealed that Kanye West filed a trademark for the term 'Red October'. Maybe, he was feeling nostalgic and wanted to own that name forever but some think this could be an attempt to block Nike from releasing a similar shoe.
As the name Yeezy is also trademarked to Kanye, Nike would have to completely rename an upcoming release even if it were to look similar. But would this coveted trainer be the same without Kanye?
According to House Of Heat, Nike could be lining up Kanye's close friend Don C as the heir to this range. For now, that remains speculation as Nike is yet to officially announce anything.
Stay tuned for more news surrounding the Nike Air Y̶E̶E̶Z̶Y̶ 'Don C'. And be sure to let us know your thoughts - do you think Nike should re-release this shoe without Kanye?