Kanye West is an innovative creative self-proclaimed Christian GENIUS Billionaire! He is the guy behind the long history of Yeezy sneakers – the sneakers that every sneakerhead in the industry wants to cop. But, what makes our man ‘Ye any different from all the other epic sneaker designers in the industry? Is it the weird names he gives his sneakers? Or is it because of his strange random outbursts on Twitter? There’s so much we don’t know about the man behind the Yeezys. But, what we do know is that he’s doing something right! If we look beyond the Yeezy hype, all that’s left is the Yeezy material – what goes into Yeezys? You’ve probably heard of the new Yeezy monofilament replacing the Primeknit in the most famous silhouette – the Yeezy Boost 350 V2! What does this mean for Yeezys? What does this mean for us! How would those new Yeezys fit?
Don’t panic! Not yet. We gotta give ‘Ye the benefit of the doubt and try to understand this new Yeezy monofilament thing before we actually cancel him out! How bad could it be, right? Well, we’re about to find out. We’re about to break it down to you – clear and simple. You gotta know what difference the Yeezy material makes and how it’ll affect our copping game!
Before the Yeezy Monofilament!
Most-Used Yeezy Material Down the Road
Before we actually jump into the Yeezy monofilament debate, we gotta fill you in on all the Yeezy material that Kanye used along the line of Yeezy sneakers. You think you know everything there is to know about Yeezys? You know the time when Yeezys drop, you know where they make Yeezys, and how they make them! But, do you know what they make them from? You’ll be surprised that there is more to Yeezys than just the Primeknit. NGL, it does make us a bit anxious. But, Kanye has been in the sneaker game for so long – he won’t F up his best model! Would he? Well, let’s go down the line of Yeezy material and see what all the fuss is about!
Premium Suede Yeezy Material
Premium Suede is the OG Yeezy material – way before the Primeknit or the new Yeezy monofilament! Suede is kinda like leather that comes from the underside of the animal skin – kinda creepy? It is very soft, flexible, and durable; but it is fairly hard to clean. Suede attracts dirt and dust pretty easily – very clingy! The first Adidas Yeezy ever released in 2015 – the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 – featured premium suede uppers all over. This is the very first of the Yeezy material lineage! And, although it wasn’t a Primeknit, the Yeezy Boost 750 sold out like crazy!
It was a sneaker collaboration made in heaven! Ever since then, we’ve had a lot of Yeezys featuring the Suede material – like the suede Powerphase, the suede overlays of the Yeezy Boost 700, and uppers of the Yeezy 500. It is a prime example of a really durable material to use in sneakers! Even the most expensive Yeezys – the famous Yeezy boots – feature suede uppers and they resell for around 700$!
Premium Leather for a Sleek Finish
Another one of the Yeezy material that isn’t related to the Yeezy monofilament or Primeknit is premium leather. Yeezys uses a lot of premium leather in their models, but not necessarily as prominent as the Suede. Leather is used in different overlays in Yeezy models like the Adidas Yeezy 700 or as an upper in the Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas. It is a durable material that’s very easy to clean – so you can keep your Yeezy as clean as Kanye’s! This type of material ensures you get a comfortable Yeezy fit without worrying about toe-box creases. It ain’t no Primeknit, but it does offer a very cool minimalist looking finish to any Yeezy sneaker!
Algae Foam: The Strangest Yeezy Material
We completely stan a sustainable sneaker – even if it does look like it might come to life and attack us at any moment. Totally giving us real alien vibes, if you ask us. It is 2020’s Yeezy clog that features a body completely composed of foam algae and some other petroleum-based sciencey stuff. Kanye even took it a step further and created a hydroponic farm to grow his precious algae right from the Yeezy base. We see the dedication ‘Ye… We don’t necessarily understand it, but we see it. Now although this might be a Yeezy material that causes a lot of controversies, there was obviously no debatin’ on the aftermarket. People lowkey really just wanted to get a little lucky and cop this bizarre “sneaker” with the wicked Yeezy material.
Yeezy Monofilament VS Yeezy Primeknit
So, let’s get down to actual business! The reason why we’re all here in the first place is that we wanna know all about this new Yeezy monofilament material that’s replacing our Primeknit! The first time you probably heard of the Yeezy monofilament material is when the news of the Yeezy Mono Pack circulated through the industry! It was all about the new Yeezy monofilament mesh replacing the Primeknit! Oh, the horror! BUT, unless you’re an OG sneakerhead with a keen eye for details, you probably didn’t know that this Yeezy monofilament mesh isn’t new! This is NOT the first time Kanye used this type of material – although, a first for the 350s. What’s all the fuss about, you ask? We’ll get right into it!
Adidas Yeezy Primeknit
Adidas designed Primeknit material as a new kind of revolutionary knit innovation for optimum comfort and fit. It uses a manufacturing process that knits different materials together to create a type of material that moves around body motion – in other words, it takes the shape of your movement. Kanye brought this new Yeezy material to life with the release of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 with Primeknit that fits like a second layer of skin – kinda creepy. To make it pretty simple, Primeknit is a knitted fabric that uses fused yarn to create a sock-like feel to your Yeezy.
Yeezy Monofilament Mesh
On the other hand, the new Yeezy monofilament mesh uses materials that look like woven fabric – usually consists of polyester or nylon. It is a very strong type of material that offers a huge amount of durability and rigidity. The first time Kanye used the Yeezy monofilament material was during the release of the Yeezy 700 V3 – this ain’t his first Yeezy monofilament rodeo. We assume the production cost on the Yeezy monofilament material has to be somewhat cheaper than that of the Primeknit woven material! Yeezys are currently manufactured in China. So, could this have anything to do with the possibility of Yeezys moving to the US? Or is Kanye trying to cut back a little after the 4 BILLION dollar divorce?
We guess we’ll have to wait and see if this Yeezy monofilament material could actually be the new replacement for the Primeknit. Will we ever see our beloved Primeknit on a Yeezy silhouette? Or will this be the end of it? If it comes to us, we’d pick Primeknit over any Yeezy monofilament mesh any day. But, we’re going to cop before we judge. You know how we roll. We always got our Yeezy bots ready to cop at any drop – even if it is some kind of Yeezy monofilament thing.