So, at this point, it’s safe to say that our man Ye is just winging it. Or, it might be something much deeper than what seems on the surface. We’re talking about the new Yeezy KNIT RNR BT that was just recently announced.
KNIT RNR BT and the NSLTD BT are the latest additions to the Yeezy Boots fam. Note: We’re using the term “boots” very lightly. But, in reality, they both look like leftover Yeezy scraps stitched up with super bootie uppers! Is this a move toward sustainability in sneakers that we just don’t understand? We’re trying to make sense out of these new Yeezys, but we’re coming up pretty short of explanations.
Forget about the 1020Vs, 1050V3, and even the D-Rose new Yeezys ain’t got nothing on these boots. It’s completely different when Ye comes out with a new weird Yeezys. But, coming out with a mutant of a boot is something else. Here’s what we think about the new Yeezy KNIT RNR BT!
FROM YEEZY KNIT RNR TO A BT
Okay, so before we get into the actual release of this so-called boot, we gotta understand the shift. What it was and what it became. Of course, we’re referring to the Yeezy KNIT RNR, pre-boot edition!
YEEZY KNIT RNR
It is a slip-on sneaker silhouette constructed entirely from knitted material. It came in the shape of a FOAM RNNR sans the algae foam! Almost the entire shoe featured the “Sulphur” colorway all the way from the outsole up the ankles. In contrast, the ankle collar features a tan colorway to create a tiny bit of contrast. The final touch includes the Yeezy size printed in black on the collar. It was a Yeezy Supply exclusive release, and people actually kinda LOVED it. Just check the resale price for reference.
Release Date: September 23rd, 2021
Retail Price: $200
Average Resale Price: $480
YEEZY KNIT RNR BT
If you look at the picture of the new YEEZY KNIT RNR BT, you obviously see the KNIT RNR first. It’s like Ye took a pair of KNIT RNRs, glued a high cut bootie on top, and added jagged outsoles.
If it looks familiar, it’s because they kinda look like the space boots you see in movies. This boot also debuted in YEEZY Season 8 back in 2020 alongside the NSLTD. So, we guess Ye’s rolling them out now. It comes with the same “Sulfur” colorway at the KNIT RNR with Khaki collar. The boot section features an insulated two-toned tan upper with velcro straps.
Other features that differentiate it from the YEEZY KNIT RNR include improved traction on the outsoles for the winter weather. And also, we have the “WATERPROOF” and “DESIGNED IN USA” labeling on the upper of the knitted part.
Of course, the bold design on these Yeezys definitely takes inspiration from the FOAM RUNNERs. If it wasn’t for their extreme success, odds are the lineup of slip-on Yeezys wouldn’t have gone this far. And, with winter coming upon us, Ye obviously does not want us giving up Yeezys because of the cold! Will we be getting more Yeezy mashups in the coming months of 2021? Keep it locked on our blog for any updates!