As with all Kanye’s Nike and adidas Yeezy releases, runs have been minimal with far more disappointed footwear fans than satisfied ones. Though Kanye tweeted that adidas would make a million Yeezy’s in 2015, Sneakerheads the world over are still desperate to get their hands on the shoe.
Now we will see !
Some sneaker fans are all about the Nike Yeezy, while for others the adidas Yeezy wins hands down. Both Kanye’s sneaker collaborations have produced cult-status shoes and the star’s impact on sneaker style can’t be denied. The Yeezy Boost 350 was named 2015’s ‘Shoe of the Year’ at the New York Footwear News Achievement Awards, and Nike Air Yeezy II ‘Red October’ is one of the most sought after sneakers in history. In this post we explore the aesthetic differences between Nike Yeezy vs Adidas Yeezy and the costs associated with the iconic kicks.
Nike Air Yeezy
Nike Air Yeezys were first seen on Kanye in all black suede at the 2008 Grammy Awards. After a long sampling process in which several features and colourways were trialed, a trio of colours – Zen Grey, Blink and Net – were released in April, May and June of 2009. Each colourway of the high-top basketball inspired shoe had the same structure, perforated uppers and mid-strap with different detailing such as glow-in-the-dark soles and printing on the strap. The first generation Nike Air Yeezy’s, retailing at $215 USD, sold out almost immediately. You can find the highly coveted model reselling on FlightClub.com for $3,000.
Nike Air Yeezy 2
In June 2012, Nike released its Air Yeezy II. 5000 of each colourway were produced, retailing at $245. Colours were Solar Red and Pure Platinum, followed by a surprise release in February 2014 of ‘Red October’, which sold out within 11 minutes. Prices of all the Nike Air Yeezy 2s quickly inflated to over $4000 on sites such as ebay, with a pair of ‘Red Octobers’ in a UK men’s size 8 driving bids as high as
$16 million USD. Today you can find a UK men’s size 10 for sale on ebay for $7,975 USD. It remains one of the most expensive sneakers in history.
The silhouette of the second generation Nike Air Yeezy was toned down to create a more casual vibe; it was shorter and slimmer for a sleeker look. Egyptian inspired styling elements included the god Horus on the tongue, hieroglyphics spelling out YZY under the strap and obelisk shaped aglets at the end of each lace. Reptilian features included molding protruding from the heel counter and a snakeskin pattern on the back quarters.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 750
After leaving Nike due to a dispute over royalties, Kanye’s next collaboration delivered the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 in February 2015. A limited number were released in flagship stores and a week later the 750 was made available through a wider range of retailers. The shoe was a departure from the Nike Yeezy, with the high-top featuring a zipper and mid-foot strap on top of an off-white Boost sole. Colours included black, brown and lavender; the upper a luxurious suede. Though adidas won’t release production figures, according to solecollector.com rumours put the number of black adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts at around 5,000. The shoe, retailing at $350, sold out within 10 minutes.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
First released in Turtledove in June 2015, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was very different again – far more traditional and understated. A low-rise lightweight every day sneaker, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was similar to Nike Roshe Run, it’s soft look created using a one-piece primeknit construction. The shoe featured one visible line of stitching on the front, canvas detailing on the heel, black YZY detailing on the inner side and adidas boost technology in the rubber sole. Retailing for $200, the sneaker was available in a range of stores The Pirate Black colourway followed Turtle Dove in August 2015, with Moonrock released three months later，and the oxford tan release after then .
Adidas yeezy boost 350 V2
The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 was revealed at the Yeezy Season 3 show and was released on September 24, 2016. It is considered a remake of the previous Yeezy Boost 350 and features several outer changes, such as a different pattern, removed heel tab, and a large stripe running around the outer side of the shoe with the words “SPLY-350”. The sole also has been updated to be transparent and features full-length visibility of the boost material midsole through a grid-pattern opening on the outsole. In September they released the “Beluga” featuring an all Grey outsole and primeknit, with a large colored orange stripe with the words “SPLY-350”. On November 23, 2016, three new colorways released, “Copper”, “Green”, and “Red”, featuring an all black outsole and primeknit, with a large colored stripe with the words “SPLY-350”. A Core Black/Core White colorway, dubbed “Oreo”, was released December 17, 2016, which also featured a black outsole and prime knit, as well as a white stripe across the shoe. The black and red “bred” colorway released February 11, 2017. A “zebra” colorway was released on February 25, 2017. In April 2017, there will be a release of the colorway of this model labeled as “Triple White”.All shoe colorways have been released for a retail price of $220.
Looks like we’re expected to get another version of the original “Beluga” release with an upcoming adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bold Orange colorway.Dressed in a Grey, Bold Orange and Dark Grey color scheme. This adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 has yet to leak, but its said to look very similar to the “Beluga” colorway. Some of the differences includes Orange accents and pull tabs.Unlike past Yeezy Boost V2 releases, this Black/Red colorway features an updated heel tab to match the almost transparent black overlay on the Boost midsole unit. Like nearly all YEEZY releases, the shoes will be readily available worldwide, but with the demand as insanely high, expect most shops to be conducting raffles both online and in-store in order to help you secure your pair. We’ve highlighted a number of stores both stateside and internationally for your convenience below.The most popular is Zebra ,which release the Zebra Yeezys on adidas.com/Kanye on the official release date of February 25th.
It doesn’t look like the latest Yeezy release will be all that limited, as infamous adidas Yeezy leaker Yeezy Mafia has blessed us with a full list of cities eligible for the adidas Confirmed App reservation process – and there are way more cities than usual. The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cream White” will drop on April 29th in both adult and kid sizes and according to Yeezy Mafia the Confirmed App will launch on Wednesday, April 26th at 4PM EST.
Yeezy madness continues this summer with another new look for the much-coveted adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 releasing in June. Shifting gears to completely tonal colorways, after the “Triple White” colorway hits later this month the silhouette will then be offered up in this “Dark Green” rendition with nothing but the olive green hue across the entire upper with a matching translucent sole.
Let us stay tune it .