In depth look at the Yeezy 700 v2 Tephra
Tephra is a geological term that refers to rock fragments and particles ejected by a volcanic eruption. Becoming yet another natural world influenced name for one of Kanye West’s Yeezy products. With very notable similarities to the Yeezy Boost 700 v2 Geode. This new ‘Tephra’ colourway is releasing on June 15th follows similar themes. If we take the Yeezy 700 v2 Tephra name literally. I imagine Ye as the volcano in question. in his eyes, this new Yeezy 700 v2 design is one of the red hot pieces of “rock” that are shooting out from his ongoing creative eruption.
A rather pleasing thought aesthetically, and an analogy that could most definitely be deployed in relation to Kanye West’s work more generally. What I like about this for describing Yeezy releases is that volcanic debris, just like footwear releases, once they inevitably drop, they cool off at varying rates depending on their size (impact they make). For the Yeezy Boost 700 v2 Tephra, although the jury is still out on the effect it will have. we can already go about predicting in someway precisely how long it will stay hot for.
What does the Tephra look like?
Visually the Tephra stands out for a lot of reasons. Coming in a summer-ready mix of grey tones. Telling a tale of two styles, the shoe features an extremely clean light grey upper with luxe leather and supple suede panels overlapping an ultra-breathable mesh base. Moving downwards, you’ll be hit with earthy brown mudguards that contrast against the stealthy black midsole. Which houses a full-length Boost unit for unmatchable comfort.
First seen on the feet of Kanye himself during an interview with David Letterman. This shoe opts for a textured rubberized construction. Instead of the flat reflective accents used on makeups like the “Geode” and “Static.” Whether or not I think this shoe is going to set the trainer landscape alight is something I haven’t made my mind up on yet. Yet make no mistake about it, it might not be my cup of tea, but it will definitely be someones. That diversity of aesthetic is what has kept the Yeezy portfolio fresh and so very relevant.
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