Ever heard of the Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker? Considering all the hype that surrounds these shoes, it’s not surprising that you have.
Designed by music icon Kanye West, the Yeezy 350 is considered the holy grail of sneakers. As one of the most sought-after models from the Yeezy x Adidas collection, the 350 Boost is difficult to acquire because of the limited number of stocks released in the market.
Despite this, these rare sneakers have become a key element for most streetwear outfits. So, if you get your hands on a pair, it is imperative that you make the most out of them.
Unsure about the ways you can rock your new Yeezy 350? Here are six styling tips you can try:
1. Socks, No Socks
For most people, wearing socks with their sneakers is the norm. But if you have the Yeezy 350, wearing socks should be done in a way that makes it seem like they aren’t there at all.
To achieve this sockless look that’s perfect for your top-of-the-line sneakers, you can try wearing loafer socks like those designed by Paul Smith. These cotton-polyamide-spandex blend socks offer breathability and style in one.
2. Go Short with Shorts and Cuffed Pants
It’s a well-known fact that Yeezy Boost sneakers are best worn with shorts and cuffed pants. After all, why bother buying such a rare pair of kicks if you won’t show them off?
In this arena, you can choose to wear cropped pants, tapered pants, or rolled-up pants. Shorts would also work. Just be sure to steer clear of baggy and loose pants as they may end up covering the sheer awesomeness of your Yeezy 350.
3. Comfort is Fashionable
When it comes to comfort, the Yeezy 350 reigns supreme. Not only are these shoes lightweight, but they are also quite flexible, much like the Nike Roshe Runs.
Because of this, one more tip for styling your sneakers from Kanye West x Adidas collaboration is to pair it with activewear pieces. This way, you can run errands, go for a jog, or take a walk in the park in style.
4. Go Neutral, Go Grey
The Yeezy 350 was first released in tones of grey (more on that later). Take advantage of this neutral tonality by generously throwing in several other grey-toned pieces.
Grey fitted sweatpants, shorts, and shirts go well with Turtle Dove Yeezy 350s. However, if you don’t want to come off as too monochromatic, it will help if you create a smart look by adding whites and blacks to the ensemble. This will also show off your skills in color coordination.
5. Think Rugged, Yeezy-style
Aside from shorts or pants that end just above the ankle, rugged pairs of trousers also pair well with Yeezy sneakers. One of your best options would be distressed jeans, which exudes an authentic street-style vibe that is the key for Yeezy Boost styling.
6. Keep the Tags On
While you may get disdainful looks from old-fashioned folks from doing it, keeping the tags on your Yeezy 350 would make you look and feel like a million bucks. Let them see how much you had to pay for your sneakers.
Consider the tags as a kind of accessory that comes with your Yeezy. This will also be useful when you decide to sell your Yeezy Boost as it can provide proof of your pair’s authenticity.
Yeezy Sneakers — A Brief History
Now that you know how to style your Yeezy Boost 350, you’re probably ready to go out on the streets to strut your stuff. But before you do, here are some fun facts and a brief history of those Yeezy sneakers you love so much:
2007 to 2013
The Yeezy brand hopped from one collaboration to another before the Boost 350 was born.
After spending some time with Nike with his “Air Yeezys,” Kanye West “jumped over to Jumpman,” which was his term for Air Jordan. In 2007, Kanye’s high-top sneaker line was released. It successfully became a hot item in the sneaker world.
However, all these came to an end after Nike refused to give Kanye sales royalties for the Yeezy sneakers. When he left the shoe brand in 2013, rumors started to emerge about him turning to their biggest competitor: Adidas.
On December 3, 2013, Adidas officially confirmed their collaborative effort with Kanye West in coming up with a shoe line that would turn things around for the popular shoe brand.
After months of conceptualization and production, the very first Yeezy Boost 350 was released. During its birth, these decade-defining shoes became Kanye’s first low-top style sneakers.
According to Fresco Wilson from Stadium Goods, the Kanye West-Adidas collaboration struck the iron while it’s hot on the boom of running-style shoes. This came after the boom of sales the company enjoyed for their Adidas Ultra Boost.
Fun fact: The Yeezy 350 was first released in a “turtle dove” colorway, composed of greyscale hues that make them a great neutral addition to Yeezy fans’ collection.
On August 22, 2015, the turtle dove Yeezy Boost was followed up by a darker colorway that made waves in the sneaker market: the Yeezy 350 Boost V1 Pirate Black.
With this development, both Kanye’s fans and sneakerheads were quite upset. However, this all-black variant of the popular shoe line – subtler as it maybe – became a favorite of Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, whose Pirate Black Yeezy 350 never left her feet.
Following the disdain Pirate Blacks Yeezy 350s received was a slightly better response to the Moonrock colorway. Thanks to those muted shades being on point, the Yeezy Boost became a popular choice once more. This also paved the way for Yeezy season pieces to be produced exclusively in earthy tones.
Ending the year on a high note, Adidas released the Oxford Tan Yeezy 350. This became a popular model in the entire Yeezy x Adidas collection.
It’s Pretty Easy to Wear a Yeezy
Because of its sheer popularity, Yeezy Boost 350 is worn not only by sneaker enthusiasts but also by celebrities and people who put a premium on comfort and style.
Whether you’re a college boy, an office employee, an aspiring teen model, a professional, or a sports enthusiast, knowing how to rock the Yeezy 350 should be a breeze with these awesome styling tips.