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Nike Air Yeezy vs Adidas Yeezy boost

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  • June 6, 2016
Nike Air Yeezy Adidas Yeezy Boost

What’s the difference between the cult-status kicks?

Some sneaker fans are all about the Nike Yeezy, while for others the Adidas Yeezy boost line wins, hands down. Both Kanye’s sneaker collaborations have produced cult-status shoes. And you can see Kanye’s art all over these shoes. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was 2015’s ‘Shoe of the Year’ at the New York Footwear News Achievement Awards.  And Nike Air Yeezy II ‘Red October’ is one of the most sought after sneakers in history. In this post, we explore the aesthetic differences between Nike Air Yeezy and Adidas Yeezy Boost and the costs associated with the iconic kicks.

Nike Air Yeezy


Kanye first revealed the Nike Air Yeezys in all black suede at the 2008 Grammy Awards. After a long sampling process involving several features and colorways. Finally, a trio of colors – Zen Grey, Blink and Net – released in April, May, and June of 2009. Each colorway of the high-top basketball-inspired shoe had the same structure. Perforated uppers and mid-strap with different detailing such as glow-in-the-dark soles and printing on the strap. The first generation Nike Air Yeezy retailed at $215 USD and flew off the shelves instantly.

The same way many sneakerheads ended up with a big fat L then, you might have too! And that’s ok. Really. Back then there weren’t many sneaker bots to help you cop. Luckily, this has changed now, and you can always run one of the top sneaker bots in the game to get all the Yeezys you ever wanted.

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Nike Air Yeezy II

In June 2012, Nike released its Air Yeezy II. 5000 pairs of each colorway dropped, retailing at $250. The color options were Black/ Solar Red and Pure Platinum. And then, as a shock drop, the Nike Air Yeezy II Red Octobers released in Feb. 2014. The infamous and iconic Red Octobers sold out within 11 minutes.

Prices of all the Nike Air Yeezy 2s quickly inflated to over $4000 on sites such as eBay, with a pair of ‘Red Octobers’ in a UK men’s size 8 driving bids as high as $16 million USD. Today you can find a UK men’s size 10 for sale on ebay for $7,975 USD. It remains one of the most expensive sneakers in history.

The silhouette of the second generation Nike Air Yeezy was toned down to create a more casual vibe. The top was shorter and slimmer for a sleeker look. Egyptian inspired styling elements included the god Horus on the tongue and hieroglyphics spelling out YZY under the strap. In addition to obelisk-shaped aglets at the end of each lace. Reptilian features included molding protruding from the heel counter and a snakeskin pattern on the back quarters.

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After leaving Nike due to a dispute over royalties, Kanye’s next collaboration delivered the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 in February 2015. A limited number were released in flagship stores and a week later the 750 was made available through a wider range of retailers. The shoe was a departure from the Nike Yeezy, with the high-top featuring a zipper and mid-foot strap on top of an off-white Boost sole. Colors included black, brown and lavender; the upper a luxurious suede. Though adidas won’t release production figures, according to solecollector.com rumours put the number of black adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts at around 5,000. The shoe, retailing at $350, sold out within 10 minutes.

 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350


First released in Turtledove in June 2015, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was very different again – far more traditional and minimalistic. A low-rise lightweight everyday sneaker, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was similar to Nike Roshe Run. The uppers were, in fact, a one-piece primeknit. The shoe featured one visible line of stitching on the front, canvas detailing on the heel, black YZY detailing on the isoles and Adidas boost technology in the rubber sole. The retail price of 350s was $200 and Adidas Yeezy sneakers had a bit of a higher stock. So the $200 sneakers released at a range of stores including Finishline, footlocker, Jimmy Jazz, City Gear, and End Clothing. The Pirate Black colorway followed Turtle Dove in August 2015, with Moonrock released three months later.

Nike VS. Adidas Yeezys– the story so far

As with all Kanye’s Nike and Adidas Yeezy releases, runs have been minimal with far more disappointed sneakerheads than happy ones. Though Kanye tweeted that Adidas would make a million Yeezy’s in 2015, Sneakerheads are always desperate to get their hands on a pair. (It’s clear the only surefire way to cop a pair is using a sneaker bot that does the hard work for you). So what do you think about Nike Yeezy vs Adidas Yeezy? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Kanye West Yeezy History 

Nike Air Yeezy

Nike Air Yeezy 1 Zen Grey$250$2,100
Nike Air Yeezy 1 Blink$250$3,140
Nike Air Yeezy 1 Net Tan$250$1,888
Air Yeezy 2 Solar Red$250$4,250
Air Yeezy 2 Red October$250$6,000
Air Yeezy 2 Pure Platinum$250$3,450

Adidas Yeezy 2015

Adidas Yeezy 750 Light Brown$350$1,570
Adidas Yeezy 350 Turtledove$200$1,277
Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Black$200$865
Yeezy Boost 950 Chocolate$585$509
Yeezy Boost 950 Black$585$628
Yeezy Boost 950 Moonrock$585$670
Yeezy Boost 950$585$497
Adidas Yeezy 350 Moonrock$200$850
Adidas Yeezy 750 Black$350$880
Adidas Yeezy 350 Oxford Tan$200$840

Yeezy 2016

Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey$350$910
Yeezy Boost 750 Chocolate$350$726
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Copper$220$620
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Red$220$950
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Green$220$600
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Oreo$220$710

Adidas Yeezy 2017

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred$220$820
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra$220$330
Yeezy Powerphase White$120$200
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White$220$270
Yeezy Boost 700 Waverunner$300$400
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga 2.0$220$450
Yeezy Powerphase Grey$120$142
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint$220$392
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow$220$290

Adidas Yeezy 2018

Yeezy 500 Blush$200$370
Yeezy Powerphase Black$120$103
Yeezy 500 Super Moon Yellow$200$279
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Butter$220$250
Yeezy 500 Utility Black$200$390
Yeezy Boost 700 Mauve$300$305
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sesame$220$280
Yeezy 500 Salt$200$278
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static Ref$220$545
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static$220$329
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Static$300$466

Adidas Yeezy 2019

Yeezy Boost 700 Salt$300$317
Yeezy Boost 700 Inertia$300$337
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Hyperspace$220$451
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 True Form$220$418
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Geode$300$289
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Clay$220$361
Yeezy Boost 700 Analog$300$280
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Glow$220$490
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Reflective$220$1,400
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black$220$455
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta$300$345
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Tephra$300$288
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth Reflective$220$1,280
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Antlia Reflective$220$910
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth$220$420
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Antlia$220$350
Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black$300$280
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark Reflective$220$1,000
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark$220$310
Yeezy 500 Bone White$200$310
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Inertia$300$308
Yeezy Boost 700 Magnet$300$339
Yeezy Desert Boot Salt$200$207
Yeezy Desert Boot Oil$200$218
Yeezy Desert Boot Rock$200$239
Yeezy Powerphase Simple Brown$120$136
Yeezy Powerphase Clear Brown$120$129
Yeezy Powerphase Quiet Grey$120$118
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White Reflective$220$695
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White$220$283
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Citrin Reflective$220$497
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Citrin$220$247
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue$300$301
Yeezy Boost 700 Teal Blue$300$399
Yeezy 500 Soft Vision$200$350
Yeezy Boost 380 Alien$230
Yeezy 500 Stone$200

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