Yeezy Slide, boldness and minimalism in the sandals department
Kanye West reinvents sports sandals
History has proven it: Kanye West likes to surprise and shock sneaker aficionados, as evidenced by the controversial releases of the Yeezy 700 and Yeezy 500.
In 2019, Ye - short for Yeezus or Yeezy - is launching a new paving stone in the pond with the drop of a brand new model born from his collaboration with the 3-stripes brand: the Yeezy Slide, a pair of flip-flops with a minimalist and clean design.
A surprising release? Not really, when you know the American rapper's love for fashion and high fashion and his innate talent for blurring the lines, reconciling luxury and streetwear... in short, surprise!
When the Yeezy Slides are released in 2019, the Chicago-based designer isn't just starting out in the fashion industry. After collaborations with Bape - a Japanese luxury brand reinventing streetwear -, Nike and Louis Vuitton, the visionary Kanye West joined forces with Adidas in 2013 to found Yeezy. Since then, the successes have followed one another at a frantic pace.
With the Yeezy Slide, the rapper takes on a new challenge and extends the limits of his empire a little more. As always with the controversial releases signed Yeezy, Kanye West wiped the slate clean, was trollied on social networks and provoked the indignation of the old-timers, the sneaker fans of the first hour... And yet, the recipe works and the Yeezy Slide sells like hotcakes! It seems that nothing resists to Kanye.
The Yeezy Slide, a minimalist and trendy sneaker
With the Yeezy Slide, Kanye West has resolutely changed his style and has taken on... tap dancing. It's a far cry from the iconic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 or Yeezy Boost 380!
And yet, the rapper recycles proven ingredients: a futuristic and refined silhouette, a simple and efficient look, monochromatic colors, and comfort above all... In a word: the ultimate flip-flop for chilling at home!
With its sober and minimalist lines, the Yeezy Slide flapper seems to be made of a single yoke. In terms of materials, Kanye West opts for EVA foam, which is comfortable, light, flexible and resistant. The sandal, with a single wide strap, has a notched sole for added grip and support. The Adidas logo appears discreetly at the heel.
With the Yeezy Slide, Kanye West reconciles fashion and environment
In line with the ethical commitments made by the 3-stripes brand (reduction of its plastic consumption and reduction of its carbon footprint), the Yeezy Slide is also at the forefront of environmental innovation. West's signature slide turns its back on hydrocarbons - often used in the manufacture of sneakers - and opts for more responsible materials, made in part from algae.
Yeezy Slide editions and colorways
The Yeezy Slide features monochromatic and natural colors that will appeal to both men and women. When it was first released, the sandal was available in three colors: Desert Sand, Bone and Resin. Since then, the range has expanded with new colorways such as Soot, Earth Brown and Core.
How do you size the Yeezy Slide?
Like all Yeezy creations, the Yeezy Slide is a small size. It is better to take a half size or a size above your usual size.