*Adidas has set a June date for the release of Kanye West’s signature sneaker – his first line since cutting ties with rival Nike.
Speaking at the company’s Global Brand Conference in Bamberg, Germany on Monday, the rapper revealed that his first shoe under the deal will be called the Yeezi. According to Freshness Magazine, Yeezi is spelled is with an “i” instead of the usual “y” in a bid to prevent any copyright claims from Nike.
Ye released the Air Yeezy Red Octobers earlier this year through Nike before leaving the company in a dispute over royalties. In his speech to Adidas execs, he promised to design ”the best product” he can for fans.
“Creativity is my oxygen, I have to create. And I don’t care how crazy I look to anyone; as long as I can make the best product for all of you. So in June, we’ll see the new Yeezis.”