Kanye Had to Change the Offensive Name of This YEEZY Boost 350 V2

adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Carbon"

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Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 350 V2

Key Features: The “Carbon” YEEZY Boost 350 V2 features a re-engineered Primeknit upper, gum sole unit with Boost cushioning, adidas YEEZY branding on the insoles, and black rope laces.

Release Date: October 2

Price: $220 for adults, $160 for kids, and $140 for infants

Buy: adidas.com, YEEZY SUPPLY, and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: The newest colorway of Kanye West‘s adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 is set to release in a matter of days. Here, we get an official look at the “Carbon” iteration, which was previously referred to as “Asriel.”

The original name of the colorway, “Asriel,” was met with backlash as it refers to the Angel of Death in Islam. Many called for a boycott of the sneaker after the name was initially revealed, ultimately leading Kanye and company to change it to “Carbon.”

The first look at the “Carbon” YEEZY Boost 350 V2 showed the shoe with a black midsole, although now we see the implementation of a gum sole unit. The colorway will be available in sizes for the entire family — from infants to kids and adults — on October 2.

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