Hands on with the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost
We caught a first glimpse of the Kanye West designed sneaker at the Yeezy Season One in February, and have had to wait nearly four months before getting all the details. Now, shortly before the release, thanks to those kind chaps at Adidas, Esquire Middle East has the first pairs around. Not bad, considering there’s only 44 pairs set for sale.
Firstly, this is a comfortable shoe. The one piece melange weave that makes up the upper is constructed using Adidas’s PrimeKnit technology. The laces blend into the upper, and are only used as a secondary means of fit due to the construction of the shoe. A note on that: we would suggest going ½ a size down if possible, as the shoe is slighter larger sized that some of its counterparts.
The suede on the inner arch bears the YZY name; something no doubt the man himself would have made sure was included.
The boost sole provides bounce in the step. This is the same sole as was used on the Yeezy 750 earlier this year. The Ribbed boost-style sole leaves no confusion for the viewer: you’ve got Yeezys on.
The shoes also feature a pull tab on the heel for easy access, though we found the shoe to have a bit of stretch for slotting your feet into. The packaging, as seen in the photos, is simplistic but is all that is needed, we imagine most people will be ripping into it anyway.
From 25th June, anyone wanting to get their hands on a pair of YEEZY BOOST 350 must come to the store to register their name and contacts details to be entered into a draw to be able to purchase the YEEZY BOOST 350. On 26th, winners will be notified via phone and can go buy their shoes on 27th – from midnight for the Dubai Mall store and from 10am at the Al Wasl Box Park store. This is only valid at Al Wasl Box Park and Dubai Mall Originals stores. The new kicks will be priced at Dhs795