It’s been a busy year in the world of Yeezy. Besides releasing a new apparel collection under the Yeezy Season 5 name and dropping the year’s most coveted track pants under his Calabasas sub-label, Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost line of sneakers has undergone some serious changes. A brand new chunky running sneaker called the Yeezy Boost 700 dropped in August, while a second brand new style called the Yeezy 550 also recently surfaced. Additionally, an ’80s workout sneaker called the Adidas Powerphase became easily the chillest Yeezy to date. But the bread and butter of the Yeezy Boost line remains the 350 V2—the low-top, knit-upper style that’s been the main source of sneakerhead joy and anxiety since early 2016. But over the next six weeks, not one, two, or even three Yeezys are expected to hit stores—four are coming your way. That’s right, three Yeezy Boost 350 V2s—in “Semi-Frozen Yellow,” “Beluga 2.0,” and “Blue Tint”—will debut as well, along with a new colorway of the Powerphase. Here’s what we know so far about each release.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Semi-Frozen Yellow”
Release Date: 11/18 How Rare? The Rarest Yeezy Boost 350 V2s Ever
The drop you need to know about right now is the yellow Yeezy Boost 350 that’s been discussed online for months, but was only confirmed by Adidas today. Speaking of Confirmed: that’s the Adidas app you’ll need if you want any kind of chance of scooping these kicks up when they drop on the reservation app on 11/16. Considering these kicks are rumored to only be produced in the tens of thousands, they’re also going to be the most valuable on the aftermarket.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0”
Release Date: 11/25 How Rare? The Widest Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Release Ever
Compared to the Semi-Frozen Yellow 350s, the Beluga 2.0s are the exact opposite in terms of color scheme and availability. According to fan pages like Yeezy Mafia, the Beluga 2.0 style is going to be the widest Yeezy release to date, totaling several hundreds of thousands of pairs. The good news is that means they’ll be easier to get. The bad news is that “easy” in Yeezy terms is like saying “make a regular three pointer with Kevin Durant in your face” instead of “make a full court shot with Kevin Durant in your face.”
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Blue Tint”
Release Date: 12/16 How Rare? Somewhere in the Middle
The final Yeezy Boost 350 V2 release of the year comes in the blue tint colorway, an icy take on the style. Actual quantities of this sneaker are unknown, but we’re told the total is somewhere between the other two—meaning they’ll be hard to scoop up, but probably won’t cost you over $1,000 on the aftermarket should you miss out.
Adidas Powerphase Calabasas “Gray”
Release Date: 12/9 How Rare? Not That Rare
Like its cream-colored predecessor, the gray version of the Adidas Powerphase “Calabasas” will be significantly easier to buy. The black iteration of the sneaker was originally set to drop on December 16, but its release was moved to make way for the Blue Tint 350s. Seeing as these are the most easy-going Yeezys on this list design-wise, it’s fitting that actually owning a pair will be the most straightforward.