With all the hype around the most coveted ‘Yeezy’ sneakers and boots from 2015 til now, a comparison in order. You gotta know what you’re investing your money in. And with Kanye releasing 3 new colorways of the Yeezy Boost 950, you should be informed. So what should you cop? Is it the Yeezy Boost 350? Or are the high-top 950s the perfect footwear option for you? It’s been around 4 years since Adidas Yeezy changed the history of sneakers.
- Adidas Yeezy 750 boost sneakers – $350
- Yeezy 350 boost low top sneakers – $200
- Adidas Yeezy 950 boots aka duck boots – $585
- Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 – $220
- Yeezy Boost 700 – $300
- Adidas Yeezy 500 – $200
- Yeezy Boost 700 V2 – $300
- Yeezy Boost 380 – $230
- Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 – $300
- Yeezy 500 High – $220
But it’s not 2015 now. And Yeezys aren’t all equally hyped or desired. Now, we’re not going through what influences the desirability of Yeezys butAll 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 made of rubber and ballistic nylon. With a heavy rubber lug sole, rounded toe, round laces, and grommets adorning the plain-weave lining. In addition, you can find suede-trimmed eyestay, suede logo-embossed tab at the tongue, and a red pull tab at back.
The shaft is 7 inches tall while the midsole is approximately 1.5” to 2.0”. The Yeezy Boost 950 duck boots were part of Kanye Wests’s Yeezy season 1. That first collection also included apparel, leather bags, jackets, and shoes. Following their debut, these shoes were an instant sold-out.
The Yeezy Boost 950 boots originally released in 4 colorways: Moonrock, Chocolate, Pirate Black, and Peyote. These Boots are both available in Men’s sizes and Women-exclusive sizes. The price of these Yeezy 950 duck boots ranges between $500 to $700. With the official Adidas prices of $550 for the male sizing and $650 for the women’s Adidas Yeezy Boost 950.
These boots are super stylish and we’ve seen Jennifer Lopez, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Kanye West flexing them. Although they’re not the easiest shoes to style, J Lo didn’t let that hold her back and wore them while on a shopping spree.
Moreover, Kylie Jenner managed to make quite a wave when she wore these duck boots in chocolate with a black crop top and leggings. Damn, she looked smoking hot! And Kanye? Well, he had a hard time parting with these boots and was seen wearing the same boots for weeks following the Yeezy season 1 Debut.[optin-monster-shortcode id=”qbnmykea7qoscqepmptx”]
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
On the other hand, looks like the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 got its fair share of hype and craze as well! The Yeezy Boost 350’s are low top sneakers with the signature Boost sole. The uppers are Primeknit giving it a very casual and chic look. The leather patches on the inner sides feature the Yeezy and Adidas Logos.
The Yeezy 350 boost sneaker model released in 2015 on 27th June in the first two colorways, Turtle Dove and Pirate black. The third and most coveted colorway yet of the three colorway released till now of the Yeezy 350 boost was released around mid-November, Moonrock.
This colorway was considered a rarity as most stores weren’t allowed to order it unless they had ordered the Yeezy Season 1 collection.
The signature Adidas boost midsole provides extra comfort for everyday use. But they also double as performance shoes if you wanna workout. So thanks for the sleek look, and versatility of usage, we can say the Yeezy Boost 350’s are far more desired than the Yeezy Boost 950. The fourth version of the 350s released in the colorway Oxford Tan on 29th December.
Resale Values Dissected!
Now overlooking the features and design, which are very unique in all Adidas Yeezy sneakers, there’s the resale value to discuss.
to start, the Yeezy Boost 950 at $585 is way pricer than the $200 Yeezy Boost 350. This means that the range for profit is way smaller with the 950s.
Taking the Yeezy boost 950 and Yeezy Boost 350 both in Moonrock as an example, the difference is very obvious.
The boots are reselling for an average of $770 while the 350s are selling for around $850. So not only do they look better, and are far easier to style with almost any outfit, they would make you more money if you decide to flip them.
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.
This 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.