If you have been keeping close tabs on Nike, you are probably aware that the sportswear giant has unveiled (through new product launches and ‘old product’ re-launches) a number of what have been dubbed as new exciting products in the recent past. These include the Nike Dunk High Pro SB, the Nike Dunk High Premium Customs and the Nike Dunk High Premium Baroque Brown, as well as the Nike Air Yeezy, a pair of shoes I have gotten particularly enchanted with since I got the opportunity to use them.
The pair of yeezy slide reps in question here is the black pink variety, whose base color (in keeping with the name) is black, but with a conspicuous pink patch towards the top of the shoe which adds what may be termed as the alluring feminine touch to it all. In addition to the conspicuous black and pink, there is also a small layer of white on the front-bottom of the shoe, perhaps an ‘outgrowth’ of the shoe’s white sole further down. This small white sole ‘outgrowth’ later on shows up, admittedly even less conspicuously, at the back of the shoe – once again at the very bottom of it all.
The signature Nike tick in the Nike Air Yeezy is quite a small affair, unlike the case with most other new Nike products where the tick has tended to be elongated, typically stretching from one side of the shoe, all the way to the back of it and round the back to terminate at the other side of the shoe.
Like most new Nike products, Nike Air Yeezy is quite a tall shoe, though the tallness of it is not too obvious when viewed from afar, thereby making it the ideal shoe for the Nike wearer who doesn’t want a shoe that creates or accentuates the illusion of height ( like say a naturally tall wearer). Talking of height, it is notable that the Nike Air Yeezy is only frontally tall, an arrangement where the ‘Dunk’ starts off as an ordinary-sized shoe at the area where the toes go, but then gets taller as one goes towards the middle, so that the shoe is tallest where it meets the ‘shaft’ of the foot. Beginning from its central highest point, the Nike Air Yeezy starts receding in height, again in quite a high gradient, so that by the time we get to the back of it, it turns out to be quite an ordinary height shoe.
The Nike Air Yeezy’s sole, as mentioned earlier, comes white – with portions of it showing of at the very front and back ends of the shoe. It is quite a thick sole, by the way. For a tying mechanism, the Nike Air Yeezy employs both a shoe-thread/hole mechanism and a ‘flap’ mechanism. The shoe-thread mechanism is quite an elongated affair like the shoe itself, so that in case you opt to thread the whole shoe up, you can quite easily end up with up to 18 individual shoe-thread holes to thread. 18 shoe thread holes, plus the flap mechanism – and shoe tying couldn’t get any securer.