November 18, 2017 saw the first of three new Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colour ways set to release before the end of the year. Dubbed the ‘Semi-Frozen Yellow’ the latest release from the Kanye West and Adidas collaboration sees the familiar Boost 350 V2 silhouette sporting a yellow colour way which can be seen on the prime knit upper, midsole and laces.
The upper section of the shoe features a ‘semi-frozen yellow’ prime knit nicely intertwined with a ‘steel grey’ prime knit forming a ‘Zebra’ style pattern which we are used to seeing on the 350 V2’s.
The prime knit upper sits on top of a boost midsole which is encased in a TPU shell and runs the length of the shoe. For the first time, the ‘semi frozen yellow’ features a unique gum tread which rolls up the back of the shoe which is a unusual contrast to the yellow and is the first Yeezy to have a two-toned sole.
To the mid foot of the shoe, the iconic SPLY-350 branding can be seen in red prime knit and compliments the red stitching found on the pull tab to the heel.
On first thought I wouldn’t typically put yellow, grey and red together but in this instance it works.
Despite being dubbed the most rare to date, this is the first time I haven’t really tried to buy a pair, but ended up ‘winning’ a pair through the sneakersnstuff raffle. I’m so used to taking an L, I wasn’t convinced raffles worked but here we are!
To be honest out of the three pairs being released these would have been the pair I would have least likely to have chosen. However, on arrival I’m really surprised at how much I do actually like them. The yellow is a lot less bright then I expected and isn’t actually as neon as it looks in some of the promotional photos. They might be the most colourful item of clothing I now own, but I’m happy with the overall look and finish of them.
So after all this time, are Yeezy’s actually worth the hype? In terms of sizing I stuck true to size and found this to fit perfectly. On foot they are reasonably snug and comfortable due to the prime knit upper and boost sole. The only real negative I have is that they are a fairy chunky shoe so if you have quite narrow feet like myself, I wonder if they are a slightly too chunky. At £170, they’re not cheap but with the chance to resell them for over three to four times there worth, you can see why everyone wants a pair of Yeezy’s.
What do you think of the latest Yeezy Boost 350 V2?