The Yeezy 350 is a low-top sneaker in a colour widely reported as “Pirate Black”, featuring “a tonal Primeknit material and colour-coordinated outsoles”.
They will be on sale in Australian stores tomorrow – and you can’t buy them. Unless your name is one of 12 pulled out of a hat.
Selected stores have been given just 12 pairs of the Kanye West/Adidas collaborative effort. Marais, in Melbourne’s Bourke Street, has already taken more than 100 registrations, according to Fairfax.
Hype has been building for the shoe ever since His Kanye-ness was seen wearing them back in February. A grey low-top version was released in June.
Here’s a scene from outside a Melbourne retailer the morning that pair dropped:
— Julianna Ku (@juliekuku) June 27, 2015
You can buy the grey low-tops, never worn, right now on eBay for $1500. The original Boosts, launched in February, are plumping out to $3,700.
All of which explains the hype surrounding tomorrow’s drop of the Pirate Black versions. (Note: The Kanye West camp is reportedly denying the colour is officially “Pirate Black”.)
Here’s a scene from London’s Oxford St in the past 24 hours:
Mad, people camping out for yeezy boosts outside foot locker on Oxford st. They don't go on sale till Saturday….. pic.twitter.com/TWlbSV48Bi
— Kethereal (@etherealkr) August 19, 2015
Yeezys are officially the new iPhone. Here’s the “Pirate Black” unboxing you’ve been looking for:
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