We are now entering Yeezy season. And with Yeezy season being in full, swarming, overwhelming effect, the hype isn't limited to the fact Kanye West and Adidas are gearing up to drop an all-new version of the Boost 750 on June 11, as Adidas acknowledged.
Over in Los Angeles, Greg Salas and his LASCO imprint are preparing to unchain their own version of Nike’s historic Air Yeezy II. A finely tuned, handmade sneaker christened the "Golden Child."
The Golden Child is an exploratory take on the Air Yeezy II—a sneaker that still resells for around $5,000, according to StockX's database (h/t Sole Collector). Homespun using ultra-fine materials, LASCO's vision for this shoe has gone from being nothing more than a sketch to a grueling, handmade piece of wearable art focused on burning the Internet down.
Each pair of these kicks takes over 40 hours to produce. Using a striking attention to detail, a single panel on these shoes can be processed anywhere between seven and 10 times. Instead of using classic sneaker materials—think tumbled leather—LASCO opted for a genuine Italian leather foil base to enhance the product.
Bleacher Report got offered an exclusive look at the Golden Child—the brand's follow-up effort to the Veg October Air Yeezy II released in 2015. Below are images of this ambitious attempt to change a consumer's perception when it comes to quality and, more importantly, what a sneaker can represent.
Pre-orders for the Golden Child start June 8. LASCO is only producing 100 pairs of this exclusive drop.