Yeezys are hype as hell, and pretty expensive – especially if you’re not a sneakerhead. Here’s a couple reasons why I love and dislike Yeezys, some tips on how to get yourself a pair, and some FAQs about the sneakers.
First off, you probably want to know the details. Adidas Yeezys are $220, all colorways and shoe types are the same price, but when they drop that’s it. You can’t walk into an Adidas store and buy a pair because they’re always sold out, you either have to have won an online raffle or gotten really fucking lucky at a hype location. If you miss a drop you’ll stuck buy resells, which means the price goes way the hell up.
How did you get yours? I got both of mine the old fashioned way (Matt also got all his retail). Matt and I both only have 350s, which are the one that look more like running shoes than the dad-sneaker kind.
When we got ours we hung by our laptops with our phones out sitting on a website hoping to get through. Yeezy day almost killed me. 6-7 hours straight just hoping to get through to the site.
- Download the Adidas app to know when they have raffles, you’ll be notified when Yeezy drops happen as well. There’s also a ton of information on Reddit or Instagram (follow sneaker head type accounts) to find out when the drops are. They’re sometimes at 4AM. You don’t know the time until it happens so you have to kind of be glued to your phone.
- If you’re not interested in waiting around and don’t mind spending extra – try some of these websites. Be careful to not get fakes by buying from websites that offer authenticity.
If you’re waiting for a drop – once you land on the website, grab your size and add to cart as fast as possible and that’s it. You wait. A lot of shitty people buy bots that eat up all the available shoes so they sell out in literally minutes, but I feel like if you get them at retail it’s an even better feeling when you wear them.
Why are they so hype? Honestly it’s simple. Exclusivity. They’re Kanye West’s brand so they’re going to sell. The biggest reason though, I think, is their implementation into fashion, from Kim Kardarshian and other models, and influencers, to Kanye himself. They’re in, they’re what people are wearing and their Adidas. It feels approachable, and achievable. They’re also sneakers you can work out in, but they’re also fashionable athleisure that elevates a normal active look. You’re basically getting a designer-esque shoe, for a third of the price.
Photos above are: Lundmarks, Sesames, Cloud Whites, Clays.
Are they comfortable? Yes, and no. They feel like you’re in moon boots when you’re wearing them, which is amazing. They’re outrageously comfortable for that reason, the boost technology in them is sick (that’s what makes them nice and bouncy). My favorite part of them is that they don’t have a normal tongue, you just slip your foot in like a cinderella sock, and it’s amazing.
The only bad thing I’ve experienced is if you don’t have the mesh streak on side then the knitting is a little too tight. When I wear my Sesames my toes tend to hurt a lot faster than my Lundmarks and it feels like I need to constantly stretch my feet to loosen the knit. To me – that’s a good shoe. You gotta break those babies in.
Another weird, not bad, thing about these sneakers is the bulbing of the bottom sole. I noticed the first couple times I wore them I rubbed them against each other when I walked a couple times that sounds like a zipper or something.
For a guy’s input – Matt said he his Yeezy’s are one of his most comfortable sneakers he owns. Adidas in general have the most comfortable sneakers.
Are they true to size? Sizing is so important for Yeezys. They are unisex sneakers, but they come in MEN’S SIZING. I’m a 9 in women’s shoes, but I order a 7.5 or 8 in Yeezys always. Men’s sizes are 2 sizes smaller than womens in general, but the knitting is tight for Yeezys. I’d suggest – 1/2 size up!
P.S. I’m wearing the Lundmark (non-reflectives, which have reflective laces) in both the photos above.
Do you guys have any Yeezys? Which ones?