Eight years have already flown by since music and fashion mogul Kanye West first left Nike to join Adidas, where ‘Ye would eventually drop his first shoe in 2015 under the new partnership. The Yeezy Boost 750 is one of the most unique creations to date, and arguably, the best. Here’s why.
With recent additions to the lineup including the alien-esque Foam Runners and the 450s, which have birthed countless hilarious dumpling comparison memes, Yeezy is no stranger to unveiling products appearing light years ahead of their time. The 750 is a different animal though, blending the best elements of both a boot and a sneaker.
The first colourway released was the grey/white, followed by the triple black and the grey/gum pictured here that West tweeted were sold out in one minute back in June of 2016.
Officially classified as a mid-top, the model features a completely suede upper sitting overtop Boost cushioning housed in a (glow-in-the-dark!) gum sole. A zipper running down the side aids ingress and egress of the foot, while a Velcro strap helps lock down the forefoot.
Aesthetically, there aren’t a whole lot of sneakers off the top of my head that can match the 750s elegance — they look equally as good when matched with slim joggers as they do some nice sweats or track pants.
However, it’s not all peaches and cream in terms of comfort and quality control. There are hard ridges inside the shoe that can chafe your shins unless you wear thick tube socks, and the zipper does not operate smoothly often getting stuck in the closed position.
Unlike most other Yeezys, such as the 350 V2 and 500, where sizing up 0.5 is often recommended, these definitely fit large and going down a half size is probably a good idea.
The last variant offered was a brown/gum pair. Unfortunately, none of the colourways have been re-released since the initial run to the dismay of many a sneakerhead, and has resulted in resale prices reaching the four figure mark.