The long-awaited third colorway for the Nike Air Yeezy 2 (now the last of the Air Yeezy sneakers following Kanye West’s departure from the Swoosh for the greener pastures at adidas), “Red October,” finally has a firm release date from Nike. And it looks like Nike isn’t looking to reward Kanye with a bright and cheery fanfare before he leaves for good.
That’s because the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2 will be released as an exclusive through Foot Locker on December 27th, 2013. And it won’t even be available in-store at Foot Locker locations, but instead exclusively at the retailer’s online store. That one of the most-hyped sneakers of the year is coming out exclusively online via Foot Locker is somewhat interesting, but not a huge surprise given the contentious separation between Kanye and Nike. Here’s the tweet that confirmed the unusual release model for the sneaker:
UPDATE: The Red Nike Air Yeezy 2 will be available ONLINE ONLY on December 27th at 8am EST.