A Definitive Guide to the Best YEEZY Sneakers of 2019

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It would be hard to find a corner of planet earth to hide from the YEEZY sneaker range. With a man at the helm who compares himself to Jesus and in-your-face oversized designs that garner admiration, envy and confusion in equal measures, the Kanye West-designed adidas YEEZY shoes have changed the modern sneaker world. Whether it is pre-empting the chunky dad shoes with the 700s, creating high fashion crossovers with the 750, or simply a multi-million dollar resale and counterfeit market with the 350, YEEZY sneakers are impossible to ignore.

adidas’s recent renaissance can be, in part, attributed to West and YEEZY sneakers. Last year, the YEEZY brand showed as much sign of slowing up as its workaholic designer, with a raft of new release models, coming in white, black, grey, red, blue and green, as well as insane new YEEZY sneaker creations such as the YEEZY Scuba – every new drop causing shock waves through the internet.

To help you navigate what’s out there, we compiled this list.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 700 “Salt”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: A mixed-material upper construction utilizes leather and suede overlays on a mesh base. Reflective 3M detailing is found on the upper, while an off-white midsole and grey outsole complete the look.

Editor’s Notes: The YEEZYs feature a stone-colored upper constructed of leather, suede and mesh, finished off with 3M accents. The chunky midsole notes an off-white hue, while the outsole is contrasted in slate grey.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 700 V2 “Geode”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The shoe arrives in a quintessentially earthy YEEZY colorway, with an upper composed of mesh, leather, and nubuck overlays. That sits atop a chunky midsole that has been reinforced with Boost technology and buttressed by a gum rubber outsole.

Editor’s Notes: Shortly after word leaked, adidas confirmed that the YEEZY Boost 700 V2 would arrive in a “Geode” colorway. The silhouette, which is an updated version of 2017’s original 700 V1, features a mixed-material upper and chunky Boost midsole.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Clay”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The kicks come with an upper made from two-toned, re-engineered Primeknit with a post-dyed, translucent side stripe woven in, and a midsole that utilizes toe-to-heel Boost technology.

Editor’s Notes: The new colorway came hot off the coattails of two regional releases in Europe and Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and India — the adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “True Form” and “Hyperspace.”

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY DSRT BT Rock

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The boot’s upper is constructed of nubuck and suede overlays with a mesh base. The pull tab on the tongue is reflective. A thick, rubber outsole provides durability and traction. The entire boot is dressed in earthy tones that form a colorway adidas is calling “rock.”

Editor’s Notes: The design looks like a high-top version of the popular YEEZY 500 design, featuring the same suede overlays at the eyelets and a similarly laid out mesh pockets on the upper. The mudguard running along the sides of the boot are also a cue borrowed from the low-top style.

Interestingly, the YZY DSRT BT looks a lot like the YEEZY Season 6 boot that dropped (and was discounted on YEEZY SUPPLY) last year. Judging by the official adidas announcement, it seems the footwear previously produced independently from the Three Stripes will now fall under the adidas YEEZY sub-brand.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Glow”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The Primeknit upper of the shoe has been treated with a glow-in-the-dark effect, giving the upper a slime green look in daylight and a glowing effect when the lights go out. As on other YEEZY Boost 350 V2 colorways, the full-length Boost midsole is encased in a rubber outsole.

Editor’s Notes: Kanye West had previously vowed to release a pair of glow-in-the-dark adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2s.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Black Reflective

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The upper is composed of a re-engineered Primeknit with a post-dyed monofilament side stripe woven into the upper. Reflective threads are woven into the black upper. The customary full-length Boost midsole completes the look.

Editor’s Notes: This isn’t the first time that adidas and YEEZY utilized reflective technology, as a reflective static colorway dropped in December of 2018. In addition, this was the fifth YEEZY release in June 2019, as the Black Reflective joins the Vanta 700 V2, the Utility Black 700 V1, the all-black 350 V2, and the Tephra 700 V2.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY 500 “Bone White”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Features: The “Bone White” sneaker features cow suede, premium leather, and mesh on the upper. A rubber wrap along the midsole provides enhanced support and abrasion resistance. adiPRENE+ cushioning improves impact absorption and rebound, and a light rubber outsole gives the wearer ample traction.

Editor’s Notes: Following adidas and YEEZY SUPPLY’s string of surprise YEEZY drops, the Brand With the Three Stripes released the “Bone White” YEEZY 500. The new YEEZY 500 colorway was available for the entire family.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 700 “Magnet”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The “Magnet” colorway arrives with a greyscale upper, which appears to feature canvas panels on the upper, in place of the 700’s usual mesh details. This colorway isn’t a far cry from the original “Wave Runner” YEEZY Boost 700.

Editor’s Notes: The YEEZY Boost 700 “Magnet” was a safe bet for anyone that was a fan of the very first YEEZY Boost 700 to release.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 700 V2 “Inertia”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The “Inertia” YEEZY Boost 700 V2 features a blue roller knit and premium leather upper, dual blue suede overlays, reflective details, and a full-length drop in Boost midsole.

Editor’s Notes: Following rumors suggesting the arrival of an “Inertia” colorway of the YEEZY Boost 700 V2, adidas confirmed the release date for the new YEEZY release. The colorway was originally seen on the first version of the same model. The V2 features the same sole unit as the V1, with the only differences coming on the paneling on the upper, as well as the shape of the reflective detailing on the sides of the shoe. The “Inertia” colorway features Pantone’s color of the year, “living coral.”

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Antlia Reflective”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The reflective Primeknit upper is rendered in a bright, summery colorway with a translucent side stripe and full-length Boost midsole. A rubber outsole, which features a gum colorway, wraps around the Boost unit and along the bottom of the shoe. This Boost 350 V2 has no heel tab.

Editor’s Notes: The sneaker was part of the second half of a geographically-exclusive YEEZY Boost 350 V2 pack, which included non-reflective versions of the Antlia (limited to Europe and Africa), Lundmark (Americas), and Synth (Asia and Australia).

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 700 V1 “Teal Blue”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The “Teal Blue” colorway features a technical mesh upper in varying shades of grey and blue. Brown laces complement the beige rubber outsole.

Editor’s Notes: The “Teal Blue” version of the V1 sees the mixed material upper dressed in shades of grey and blue. This is another cool-toned iteration following the previously released “hospital blue.” Previous colorways have included the more muted mauve, geode and inertia.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Pirate Black”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The re-release of the “Pirate Black” model features a red accent on the heel pull, reflective detailing on the lace, and features the model’s signature Primeknit upper and Boost cushioning.

Editor’s Notes: After a blacked-out YEEZY June 2019, which brought the “Black Reflective” Boost V2, the Vanta 700 V2, the “Utility Black” 700 V1, the all-black 350 V2, and the Tephra 700 V2, the popular “pirate black” YEEZY Boost 350 V2 colorway returned on Black Friday.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Zebra”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: The popular sneaker features a Primeknit upper with a sock-like fit that sits atop full-length Boost tooling. A stripe runs along the medial side, while a black and white-striped pattern completes the look, giving the sneaker its “Zebra” nickname.

Editor’s Notes: One of Kanye West‘s most coveted adidas YEEZY sneakers officially returned, with adidas confirming a restock of the “Zebra” YEEZY Boost 350 V2. The colorway has been restocked multiple times since its initial drop in February 2017.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY 500 High

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The YEEZY 500 High “Slate” features a molded upper crafted from cow suede, premium leather, and elastane, in addition to a padded collar. The sneaker also incorporates a rubber wrap along the midsole for added support and abrasion resistance, reflective piping, adiPRENE+ cushioning to absorb impact and improve rebound, and a light rubber outsole.

Editor’s Notes: After Kourtney Kardashian gave us our first on-foot look at the High-Top YEEZY 500 “Slate,” adidas shared official imagery and release details for this YEEZY launch. The high-top version of Kanye West’s fifth original shoe design for adidas was originally leaked back in August 2019 and made available in December 2019.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 380 “Alien”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The YEEZY Boost 380 features a new perforated Primeknit upper for improved breathability, as the lacing system is built into the Primeknit. The brand’s patented Boost sole is showcased below, with a beefier build at the heel. The 380 is finished off with a ribbed rubber outsole.

Editor’s Notes: Kanye West‘s “Alien” YEEZY Boost 380 had a limited global release, marking the last time the sneaker will be available outside of the resell market.

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Model: adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Yecheil”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The Yecheil’s largely black upper is decorated with multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit and post-dyed monofilament side stripe woven in. The midsole utilizes adidas’ BOOST technology, while reflective threads are woven into the laces.

Editor’s Notes: Kanye West and the Three Stripes confirmed the “Yecheil” adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 would be available globally in adults, kids, and infant sizes.

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Model: adidas YEEZY 700 V3 “Azael”

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: StockX

Key Features: Unlike previous 700s, the “Azael” boasts a mesh upper rather than leather and suede.

Editor’s Notes: The upper is reminiscent of an athletic-looking sample West was spotted in earlier in 2019, though the hardshell overlay adapts the sporty silhouette into a more futuristic look. The biggest deviation from previous versions of the 700 is that the “Azael” had no BOOST sole. Instead, it came with a PU-encapsulated EVA midsole for comfort and durability.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Slides Desert Sand, Resin, Bone

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: GOAT

Key Features: The YEEZY Slides are constructed of injected EVA foam and a serrated outsole with strategic groove placement for comfort and traction.

Editor’s Notes: After Kim Kardashian West teased the YEEZY Slides for kids and leaked product shots made their way online, adidas officially announced the YEEZY Slide in three colorways. The “Resin” and “Bone” colorways dropped on YEEZY SUPPLY, within select cities in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, India, and Latin America on adidas’ official website, and at select retailers.

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Model: adidas Originals YEEZY Scuba Boots

Release Date: TBA

Buy: TBA

Key Features: The boots feature a monotone grey upper with treaded outsole, and no visible branding. Tonal stitching runs across the upper and around the ankle collar. The new design was created by adidas for Kanye West around the time of his Sunday Service performance at Coachella.

Editor’s Notes: When Highsnobiety visited the adidas archive at the brand’s global headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, we were told that West was particularly fascinated with a particular pair of luge boots, so it’s safe to say that Kanye is open to inspiration coming from all sorts of different places.

The easiest answer is: not cheap. Compared to inline Nikes and adidas models, YEEZY sneakers are positioned as premium sneakers, with prices to match. Because of the high demand, resale prices are often even higher. This doesn’t stop – or rather helps – every YEEZY sneaker drop being a rush to hit the “buy” button.

Your first port of call is adidas official site (adidas.com) or YEEZY SUPPLY (yeezysupply.com), followed by select retailers around the globe. If you’re unable to buy YEEZY sneakers at retail, your best bet is resell websites like StockX, GOAT, eBay and Grailed. A current global stock list for Kanye West x adidas sneakers can be found at adidas.com/yeezy.

It depends on which model but the general consensus is most YEEZY sneakers run a little small – worth remembering before you shell out a few hundred on a pair of sneakers.

Most YEEZY sneakers are made in China. However, in a recent Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye West said the brand will soon start manufacturing in the US. Speaking to Lowe, Kanye West revealed plans to bring production to the States by 2021.

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