With all the hype surrounding the most coveted ‘Yeezy’ sneakers and boot all around the year 2015, some people are still naïve to differentiate between the different models of boots and sneakers designed by superstar Kanye and released under the Adidas and Kanye’s collaborated brand ‘Yeezy’. The three signature models released by Kanye’s Yeezy are:
- Adidas Yeezy 750 boost sneakers
- Adidas Yeezy 350 boost low top sneakers
- Adidas Yeezy 950 boots aka duck boots
All of these highly coveted kicks have become an instant bestseller following the launch of the first Yeezy sneaker, Yeezy 750 boost way back in February at the NBA All-Star week. Prices of these stylish yet comfortable sneakers range between $200 to around $500, a price deemed worthy of these Yeezy sneakers by many.
So if you’re wondering which one of these three models of Adidas Yeezy sneakers will work for you, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s cover up the main differences between the Yeezy boost 350 sneakers and the Yeezy 950. The most basic and obvious difference between these two is that one is a sneaker and the other is a set of boots!
Yeezy Boost 950
The Yeezy 950 duck boots are constructed with rubber and ballistic nylon with a heavy rubber lug sole, conforming the basic duck boot silhouette with a rounded toe, round laces and grommets adorning the plain-weave lining, topstitched vamp, suede-trimmed eyestay, logo-embossed suede tab at tongue, red topstitched pull tab at back. The shaft is 7 inches tall while the midsole is approximately 1.5”/40mm to 2.0”/50mm. The Yeezy 950 duck boots were debuted with the rest of the Kanye Yeezy Season 1 which also included apparel, leather bags, jackets and shoes. Following their debut, these shoes were an instant sold-out. These Boots are available in four different colorways, named Moonrock, Chocolate, Pirate Black and Peyote. These Boots are both available in different sizes for Men and Women. The price of these Yeezy 950 duck boots ranges between $500 to $700, while the official adidas prices are $550 for the Yeezy 950 duck boots for men and $650 for Adidas Yeezy 950 duck boots for women. These boots are super stylish and have been worn by Jennifer Lopez, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Big Sean And Kanye West Himself. Although deemed as being quite hard to wear by many, Jennifer Lopez still didn’t let that hold her back and wore these Yeezy $650 duck boots while going on a shopping spree. Besides her, Kylie Jenner managed to make quite a wave when she wore these duck boots in chocolate colorway with black crop top and leggings and damn, she looked smoking hot! While Kanye himself had a hard time parting with these boots and was seen wearing the same boots for weeks following the Yeezy season 1 Debut. Following the boots release, sneakerheads have been taking over Instagram showing off their 950 duck boots.
Yeezy Boost 350
On the other hand, looks like the Adidas Yeezy 350 boost has had its fair share of hype and craze as well! The Yeezy 350 boost feature low top sneakers with the signature Adidas Yeezy boost sole and an Adidas close knit Prime, giving it a very casual and chic look. The leather circles on the side embossed with the Kanye and Adidas collaborated Yeezy brand logo ‘YZY’. Admittedly, the sneakers do contain extra straps and grommets but since these are especially branded and designed, it seems justified. The Yeezy 350 boost sneaker model was debuted earlier this year on 27th June in the first two colorways, Turtle Dove and Pirate black. The Yeezy 350 boost model went hit in an instant and sneakerheads rushed to get the best sneakers of these year at every retail shop that was rumoured to have any or both the first two colorways of Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost sneakers. The third and most coveted colorway yet of the three colorway released till now of Yeezy 350 boost was released in around mid-November, Moon rock. This colorway had been marked a rarity as most stores weren’t allowed to order it unless they had ordered the Yeezy Season 1 released by Kanye which also included apparel. The signature adidas boost midsole provide for the excessive comfort in everyday use but they also can be used as performance shoes as in sports activity and such. These low top sneakers have been preferred over the duck boots by many of the users because of the comfort and the overall casual comfy look plus the fact that these sneakers can pull off any match with other apparel. Sneakerheads love showing their pair of Yeezy 350 boost on Instagram and Twitter both, with the hashtag #YZY and #350boost trending around the world. These sneakers are going to be available in four colorways by the end of the year, with the latest colorway Oxford Tan set to release on 29th December. Market analysis say that the new colorway of these signature sneakers would be an instant sold out as the internet is already going crazy with prospected retailers getting offers for an advance for guaranteed buy.
Now that we have given you the basic specifications and every other details regarding these two Yeezy signature sneakers and boots, you might have already made up your mind on what you’re getting for yourself. The pros of Yeezy 350 boost sneakers clearly outweigh the 950 duck boots as they are cheaper, more comfortable to wear and give that superb casual and classic chic look. However, if you’re looking for some waterproof and stylish boot goodie, by all means go for the Yeezy 950 duck boots!
As genuine as the passion for these sneakers and boots of the sneakerheads around the world may be, there is still an unwanted culture of reselling where brokers finish the stock available on retail in the actual price and then reselling them on much higher price later. Which means that a lot of the owners of these Yeezys sneakers and boots have had to pay much higher price than that that was originally determined. But that still doesn’t stop them to do anything that they can to get themselves a pair of signature Kanye designed Yeezy footwear! Looks like the Yeezy season is here to stay for longer than anyone originally expected.