Our top 10 best adidas YEEZY ever
It was a great story. Announced in 2013 and materialized two years later with the arrival of a first silhouette, the range YEEZY d'adidas and Kanye West left their mark on the sneaker game. The artist's razor-sharp designs enjoyed enduring success and strongly influenced the industry, until a rocky fall. After scandalous interventions by Yethe brand with the three stripes on October 25, the three-stripesto this legendary partnership. At a time when last adidas YEEZY stocks are releasedthe Kikikickz team has put together a top 10 list of the line's best all-time pairs. A tricky exercise, but here are our choices guided by historical dimension, aesthetics or popularity.
adidas YEEZY 750 Light Brown (2015)
This is where it all began. Two years after the partnership was announced, YEEZY took shape with the 750, a high-top silhouette in the continuity of Ye's work at Nike. The design was mocked on social networks, but sold out instantly. We've chosen the OG Light Brown version to underline this idyllic start.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 Turtle Dove (2015)
If the 750 was a success, what can we say about the 350 ! Launched in June 2015, the silhouette truly breaks with everything we'd ever seen from Kanye West, to forcefully impose the YEEZY aesthetic. Its singular characteristics, with Primeknit upper and grooved BOOST sole, are brilliantly highlighted in the OG Turtle Dove colorway, again directly sold out, with resale prices hitting record highs. Another piece of history.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 Pirate Black (2015)
The 350 is so iconic that it makes our top list. In its first iteration, we couldn't omit the Pirate Black, first released in August 2015. A full-black version that, like its successors, notably the V2 Black Red and Black Static with which it tied for the top spot in this ranking, will have been a resounding success with fans of the range.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Beluga (2016)
The second version of the 350, the V2, is inducted in September 2016 with a Beluga colorway that once again brings out its components brilliantly. Revamped upper with more complex weaves, central stripe flanked by a contrasting "SPLY-350"... It's a new "instant classic".
adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Zebra (2017)
We're sticking with the most popular silhouette in YEEZY history with a new iteration of the 350 V2, the Zebra. Or the illustration of the success of black and white, while the pair reincorporated details appreciated by the public on the 350 but removed from the first V2s, such as the heel tab.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 Wave Runner (2017)
In 2017, YEEZY unveiled the 700 and it's another hit. Prefiguring the dad shoes trend and its generous soles, the imposing silhouette also seduces for its OG version known as the Wave Runner. Few sneakers as colorful as the Wave Runner have ever been so popular, and even fewer recent creations have managed to maintain their popularity over time. The Wave Runner is a tour de force in more ways than one!
adidas YEEZY BOOST 500 Desert Rat Blush (2018)
As if he wanted to push the volumes of his 700 even further, Mister West followed up with a 500 with even more pronounced curves. It could be seen as the beginning of Ye's footwear experiments, or the quintessence of his design avant-gardism. The OG Desert Rat Blush version, with its monochrome color scheme, is a great way to tone down the extravagance of the model.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 V2 Static (2018)
Ye was also quick to deliver the second version of its 700. Released the following year, it featured a revised panel with the notable incorporation of 3M. No color will ever match the sober, effective OG Static, which like its predecessor, the Wave Runner, enjoyed lasting success, selling out time and time again on its reissues.
adidas YEEZY Slide Desert Sand (2019)
It's just a flip-flop, you might say. But that's precisely where designer Kanye West's genius lies: he's managed to turn an unappealingly functional piece into an ultra-desirable design. The release of the YEEZY Slide coincides with the revival of the slip-on segment on the footwear market, and that's certainly no coincidence.
adidas YEEZY FOAM RNNR Ararat (2020)
Our last pick wasn't an obvious one. But when it came to highlighting an ultimate radical design, and while the QNTM, 380 or 700 V3 were the outsiders, it was the adidas YEEZY FOAM RNNR Ararat that stood out. FOAM RNNR was the winner. A molded EVA slip-on with irregular shapes and oval cutouts. Nothing obvious at first glance, but mockery of the first visuals was followed by sell-outs. The eternal YEEZY brand.
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