What do we know about the Yeezy 350 v3?
Previously we had seen a mysterious unreleased pair of shoes appear on the feet of Kanye West back in July. Sparking much media speculation and fan interest surrounding the pair. Since then it has been unveiled that the shoes in question were in fact a early prototype of the Yeezy 350 v3, the third installment of the very popular Yeezy Boost 350 silhouette. Both previous iterations of the silhouette in question arguably only features small changes from one another. With the v2 version receiving minor alterations also from colourway to colourway as time went on. Notably with the arrival of a semi-translucent mid stripe in late 2018, and the removal of the heel pull tab in mid 2019. The Yeezy 350 v3, however, appears to implement much more defined changes.
What does the new design look like?
Arriving in two monochromatic colourways. A bold black and a stark white garnering the “Alien” nickname. The designs in question are still clearly ingrained with the Yeezy Boost 350 ethos while adding a vast amount of new detailing and styling to this revamp. Both of these newly revealed designs come equipped with the Yeezy brand’s signature Primeknit constructed uppers. Only this time replacing the structured collar of the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 with a more sock-like iteration that’ll grip the ankle. Also adding sizeable midfoot holes above a wide translucent stripe for ventilation.
There’s a new print to be had on both colourways as well, one that’s almost digital camo-esque in its abstract stylings. While a single stitch runs the full length of the toebox and throat, coming to a head at the collar.
The most unrecognizable element to this new design in comparison with previous Yeezy Boost 350 models is unquestionably the midsole. Every inch of which has been re-worked. Gone are the ridged ‘Thanos chin’ esq details, replaced instead by a smooth semi-translucent shell that’s more basketball-inspired. The outsole, also opting for a change up, applies a traditional herringbone traction pattern, which is cut out both in the heel and the forefoot to show the Boost cushioning and offers extra flexibility.
When are the new designs dropping?
Both colourways are set to arrive in December, and will come with a slightly increased price point of £185 across online trainers retailers. .