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Ever since Ye broke through the sneaker industry, a new era was introduced. Even though it’s an era that died way sooner than expected, it’s definitely one for the books. Being the controversial man he is, Ye could keep neither his Nike nor his Adidas partnership going.
But who knows, maybe this time he’ll be making it on his own. That’s what he’s always wanted anyway. He needs a place where he doesn’t have to limit his creative side. Although that side tends to get a bit too creative sometimes. He’s always wanted to have full control over his products and future plans, as well. Something he didn’t have much of in his last stages with the Three Stripes, and Yeezy Day 2022 is evidence enough.
So, now that Yeezy’s are on their second sale this year, the realization dawns on us that our time with Adidas Yeezys is running out. So, let us take a trip down memory lane and take a look at ALL the Yeezy Boost 350s that have ever dropped up till now.
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The Yeezy Boost 350 History
Before we get into the Yeezy Boost 350 history, you gotta know that although the most successful silhouette, the 350 didn’t kickstart the Adidas x Yeezy collab. The Adidas Yeezy history started with the drop of the Yeezy Boots. Which are now some of the most expensive Yeezys to buy on retail. That same year, the Three Stripes dropped the Yeezy 350. So, let’s see all that went down ever since then.
Yeezy Boost 350 V1
One thing that comes to our mind when we mention the Yeezy 350 Boost V1 is the Pirate Black colorway. And although it’s one of the most popular and most expensive Yeezy Boosts on the aftermarket, it’s not the first V1 to drop. Turtle Dove was the first 350 to ever drop. It introduced Kanye’s first low-top style on June 27th, 2015, and is now considered the most iconic Yeezy 350. Following this, we got a couple more V1 drops until we finally met the V2s.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2
On February 11th, 2016, we got the first preview of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2. It’s basically the updated version of the V1s. But those updates made all the difference! In fact, we can say that there 5 kinds of V2s: the SPLY-350-branded, the ones with no SPLY-350 branding, Mono Pack, MX, and the CPMCT.
It’s worth noting that the same month Ye dropped the V2s, he also dropped the 350 Cleat, which is a Yeezy American Football Boot. It borrowed the Turtle Dove colorway and upper from the first V1 silhouette. However, when worn by DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans’ wide receiver, he was fined $6,000, which stopped him from wearing it on-field ever again.
The first Yeezy Boost 350 V2 to ever drop was the Beluga. It dropped on the 24th of September, 2016, and it was as if Adidas gave life to the Boost 350s with this release. It featured a Grey Primeknit upper, full-length cushioning, and a luxurious touch that caught the eyes of celebrities, such as Jay-Z, Kim K, and Chainz.
The most notable feature that differentiated it from the V1 is the bright orange stripe across the upper. Which also featured a Grey SPLY 350 branding. The only thing that sneakerheads have to watch out for when it comes to the V2s is the size. It runs small, so you gotta buy it half a size up, or more, depending on your preferences. For a more detailed Yeezy size guide, click here!
On April 29th, 2017, Adidas decided it was time for a change and dropped the SPLY-350 branding off the V2s as they introduced the 350 V2 Triple White. Which might also be the most simple Yeezy design to ever release. After that, Yeezy dropped a mix of V2s, some that featured the SPLY-350 branding and others that didn’t. And in 2018, Ye dropped the Triple White in what is now known as the biggest Yeezy drop ever (rumors had it that the stock number reached 1 million).
In 2021, Yeezy introduced yet another version of the Yeezy Boost 350: the Mono Pack. The Mono Ice, Mono Mist, Mono Cinder, and Mono Clay. Here, Ye decided to swap the signature Primeknit upper for the monofilament mesh to give the sneaker a translucent layer. Resale-wise, we can say, that the first 2 versions were resellers’ favorite. Because the Mono Pack isn’t doing as well as the previous 2 V2s on the aftermarket. For example, the Mono Ice is reselling for an average of $272. Above retail, but not Pirate Black kinda-above-retail: $663.
Looks like 2021 was Ye’s year judging by the constant introductions to new drops. Who knows, maybe that was his try to right out the state of the sneaker market. Heaven only knew it was him going down the following year, not the retail or the resell market. This being said, on the 23rd of October, Ye dropped Yeezy Boost 350 V2 MX Oat. Ye went back to the Primeknit roots with this one. But he’d gone a little wild with the colorway. It looks like it took inspiration from modern art, where it featured a colorful swirl-patterned upper.
After that came the last version of the Yeezy 350 Boost V2: the CMPCT. On December 6th, 2021, Ye introduced a not-so-typical Yeezy V2 to the world. It featured similar characteristics to sock shoes: a high collar, curved sole, and a Primeknit upper. It’s also said that Ye took inspiration from the Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged to design this one.
Yeezy Boost 350 V3
Last but not least, in November 2019, rumor had it that Ye would introduce the third version of the Yeezy 350 Boost. However, the artist seemed to change plans as he stopped from expanding the Yeezy Boost 350 line further. Ye rather introduced a silhouette that came from a complete new product line: the 380. But sadly enough, it didn’t receive as much hype as the V1 and the V2s did.