So yesterday, we all saw the unexpected drop of the “Red October” Yeezy 2’s from Nike. No announcement, No warning…just a tweet and then all hell broke loose. Folks who swore they had no interest were fumbling to get online at a chance to own this enigma of a sneaker for retail price. In a quick 11 minutes, the dust had settled and the Yeezys and Kanye’s time at Nike were officially done. It was a crazy few moments and for what its worth it was a fun few moments. I tried and failed but it’s expected with so many people clamoring for a pair.
What happen after it is what really boggles my mind. Nike ID announced that they would be releasing something “UNREAL” today on their twitter page. To anyone who follows sneakers (pretty much everyone who was going crazy for the Yeezys yesterday) it was obvious from their post and the graphics pattern in the image they tweeted the release would be nothing more than the “NOLA GUMBO” all star options available of some of their shoes. I assumed anyone would realize this, but of course the internet is where idiocy thrives and here came the posts that Nike would have a limited Yeezy ID today or maybe a Jordan retro ID available. Has everyone lost the minds? It’s crazy how desperate people have become and how they just couldn’t accept they missed their chance for something rare.
Of course as I expected, NIKE ID tweeted out their “unreal” reveal and it was nothing more than the GUMBO designs. It looks fun to play with, as there are plenty of new options and choices including several new glow in the dark sole options. I recommend you go check it out but calm down before you head over. You were never getting ID versions of Yeezys today.