What Does the End of Yeezy Mean for the Sneakerverse?
If you’ve spent your whole life following the New York Mets and/or New York Yankees sports teams, you will want to see the Yeezy Boost 350 V2. It’s an original Adidas shoe, and it’s available to buy today.
That’s right, the shoe that launched the career of Kanye West and is one of the most talked about shoes of the year is currently retailing for a whopping $1,250. It’s almost too much to believe, and no, it’s not because we have a new pair of kicks on our hands.
The “new” Nike Air Yeezy 350 V2 is an official update to be worn by the superstar rapper to his next album, a long-awaited follow up to 2015’s Ye. It’s more of a re-release of an older shoe than an entirely new design, which we all expected since the Yeezy was released at the height of his popularity.
But Kanye didn’t waste any time making this shoe his own. He had the Air Yeezy 350 V2 custom-built by Adidas, the same company that created the Yeezy Boost 750, the Yeezy 1’s and Yeezy Bop 2s.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 features the new V2 color scheme that features an olive green, black and white suede upper. A suede-like design and the iconic Adidas logo complete the design of this shoe. On the outsole, a Boost rubber shank ensures the support and stability that is essential to any great sneaker.
The sneaker also features the same rubber panels that were present on the previous Yeezy version for a few different color ways: Black, Yellow and Blue. The Boost version is available in all four, and each looks different.
And while the shoe has some of the same elements as the 500s, it’s not exactly similar. It’s most noticeable in the color schemes. Most notably, the Black and Blue colorways lack the black stitching on the heel counter.
The Black sneaker features a Black suede upper decorated with stripes and Swoosh branding. The Blue version