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All Yeezy Shoes Guide: The Complete Timeline of Yeezy History!

By November 8, 2023May 10th, 2024Sneakers, Yeezy

AIO Bot - Yeezy History - All Yeezy ShoesConsider this your initiation into ALL Yeezy shoes history. The complete timeline of Ye’s venture into the sneaker industry – from Checks to Stripes! Here’s the ultimate guide to a Yeezy timeline- up till it was put to a halt as of August 2023! This guide covers all Yeezys, all Yeezy models, and ALL Yeezy history.

[UPDATE May 10th, 2024] With the Adidas x Yeezy line coming to a sudden halt in 2023, the sneaker industry was thrown into chaos. Sneakerheads found themselves at a crossroads: move on from Yeezys or wait for potential drops. However, disappointment struck again as Adidas resumed dropping the remaining Yeezy stock. Problem was, sneakerheads weren’t as enthusiastic as they were before. Yeezys, once the most hyped kicks of all time, now sat on shelves days following their release. 

But, this wasn’t the only ‘off’ thing going on. Adidas’ apparent lack of enthusiasm for the remaining Yeezy releases stirred speculation about the brand’s future plans. Also, it was then that rumors swirled that Taylor Swift might fill the void left by Yeezy’s breakup, while Kanye West’s solo venture into the sneaker world kind of failed… miserably! At some point, Kanye managed to make his fans feel deceived by undelivered Yeezy Pods. And so, gradually, the hype started to die out, yet again, despite Ye’s genius marketing efforts.

This said, it looks like the fate of Yeezy became uncertain, leaving many wondering what’s next for the iconic brand and how Adidas will navigate this loss. Is it by signing Taylor Swift? Or will the brand take a step back and allow New Balance to rule in its place? Guess we’ll have to wait and see! In the meantime, keep it locked on our blog for the latest updates!

As for now, let’s get back to exploring the timeline of Yeezys, as promised!

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button_learn-moreALL YEEZY SHOES TIMELINE

So, a little backstory on all Yeezy shoes and a bit of Yeezy history. It all traces back to one man – Kanye Omari West aka Ye. The man who turned running shoes into an iconic part of high-end fashion and streetwear! This is the complete timeline of the Yeezy models developing over the years! 

2009

Nike Air Yeezy 2 - 2012-2013The story of all Yeezy shoes truly begins with Kanye’s sneaker collaboration with Nike in 2009. A partnership that barely lasted for 4 years. However, during this time, Kanye came out with some of the most epic sneakers of all time. 

Starting with the Nike Air Yeezy 1 that dropped in the colorways: Blink, Zen Grey, and Net Tan. Which are now reselling for an average of $3,000 – more or less- on secondary markets. That was the moment that cemented Yeezy’s status on resale. And, this is why Yeezys have some of the craziest resale prices in the world!

2012 – 2013

Nike Air Yeezy 2 - 2012-2013Later on, the line of all Yeezy shoes with Nike was nearing its demise. But, Kanye couldn’t leave without a BANG! In 2012, Kanye released the Nike Air Yeezy 2 line featuring Solar Red and Pure Platinum. Then, near the beginning of 2014, Yeezy released the Red Octobers. These mark some of the rarest Yeezys and some of the most expensive to buy on resale!

However, that was it for the partnership with no new Nike Yeezy models. But, it marked the end of Yeezy history with Nike and a future with Adidas. You can read more about the Nike x Kanye backstory here.

2015

All Yeezy Shoes - 2015So, the Adidas Yeezy journey began in 2015. The first Yeezy to release with Adidas was the Yeezy Boost 750. These Yeezy boots are some of the most expensive Yeezys to buy at retail. In 2019, the line of Yeezy 350s started with the release of four different colorways, including the Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove– the first Yeezys to ever release in kid sizing

But, no one could have anticipated just how BIG 350s will be or how many colorways he’ll drop. Including those that didn’t even release! And, of course, we can’t forget about the post-apocalyptic Yeezy 950s with their waterproof rubber soles. These extremely industrial-styled Yeezys were a gem for true Yeezy collectors

2016

All Yeezy Shoes - 2016In 2016, Kanye turned up the heat by revamping the design of all Yeezy shoes in the 350 models. He debuted his new design during Season 3 starting with the Yeezy 350 V2 Beluga. It came without added features, including SPLY-350 on the side, which was a huge hit!  

The year featured one of the most remarkable releases – the Core Black Pack which made a comeback in 2022. We had a re-release of the Oreo, the Core Black Red, and a new Dazzling Blue. These Yeezy models remain the most popular in all Yeezy history. So much so that it has been the attraction of a LOT of Yeezy dupes.

NOTE
Believe it or not, the SPLY-350 has a very special meaning (according to internet legend). It stands for “Saint Pablo Loves You.” This makes sense considering Kanye’s clothing line features regular references to Pablo. Not to mention he just released an album with the title “The Life of Pablo”. Learn more about it here!

2017

Yeezy Shoes Timeline - 2017Next, we had yet another good year for the 350 Yeezy models. It included the Beluga 2.0, the infamous Blue Tints, and none other than Semi-Frozen Yellows. The Semi-Frozen Yellows went on to become the most limited Yeezys of all time. However, the year 2017 had its focus on a completely different model – the Waverunners.

This is where Kanye revolutionized the idea of chunky sneakers and revitalized the dad shoe trend again! The big and bulky Waverunners did not receive the warmest welcome. But, that never really stopped Kanye from dropping a shit ton of 700s!

2018

All Yeezys - 2018In 2018, Ye kicked up the game by dropping the Yeezy 500… with no Boost technology, no Primeknits, and more bulkiness. Not exactly what we had in mind, Ye. The most valuable color of all the Yeezy shoes in the 500s is the Blush which restocked again in 2022! Other than that, it was a pretty chill year with a bunch of 350s and a few 700s.

BUT, by December, Ye was ready to get back into action with the greatest release in Yeezy history. On December 26th, 2018 the first Reflective Yeezys dropped. Every time people consider selling out of Yeezys, Kanye brings them back stronger than ever!

2019Yeezy 700 V3 - Desert Boot 380 - 2019Boost 350 V2 - 2019Boost 700 V2 - Boost 380 - 2019Yeezy Boost 500 - Yeezy Boost 900 - 2019

Next year, Kanye brought out his A-game. Almost ALL Yeezy shoes of the year were basically revamped old Yeezy models! But, the most creative part is the marketing of these new sneakers. Going from limited sneakers worldwide to very limited sneakers dropping regionally!

And other than the Biblical Pack, Kanye came out with the Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 ALIEN near the end of the year. The one that was supposed to be the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3, but changed last minute! But, although they do share similarities with the 350s, hype and resale are not one of them! Click here to read more about all that went down in 2019.

2020

Yeezys 2020So, the year 2020 had a lot going for it – especially with the releases of all Yeezy shoes. This was the year that featured the Yeezy basketball sneakers – aka the QUANTUM – and the epic FOAM RUNNER. However, it was also the year with the pandemic outbreak and lockdown with an impact on industries worldwide

But, we still got the regional trio, some new MNVNs, a LOT of Yeezy 350s, and more of the 380! AND, this was the year where Yeezy slides really HIT. Yet, with everything that went on, the main focus seemed to be on Yeezy restocks of some classic faves. This included the Triple Black 700 MNVN, some Quantums, and 350s like the Cinder and Flax! 

2021

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Now 2021 was probably one of the most exciting in sneaker history. The world was opening up again, things were on the move, and the NFT craze was on the rise! But, it was also the year following Kim and Kanye’s divorce news and a whole lotta other shit! You can read all about it in detail here.

But, it was also the year that Kanye introduced a whole lot of Yeezy models! This included the new Yeezy 450, the weird 1050, and the strangest knit Yeezys. Also, this was the year featuring Yeezy partnerships like the D Rose or the strange GAP collab!

2022

YZY 2022Yeezys 2022Yeezys 20222022, the year Adidas Yeezy history took a surprising turn by some DRAMARAMA. The highlight of the year was Yeezy Day, of course.  We got the best from all Yeezy shoes, from the 350s, 450s, 500s, and 700s, to the star of the show the 2015 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 Turtle Dove

But that wasn’t the case for Kanye West, as he didn’t approve of the occasion altogether. HOWEVER, that was the least of our concerns because by the end of that year, Adidas called things off with the artist completely, and it was Nike x Yeezy history repeating itself all over again. Read more about Ye’s contract termination here!

2023

YZY 350 - YZY 450 - 2023Yeezys 2023YZY QNTM - YZY Slides - 2023So, we went into 2023 with no Yeezys on our release calendars. No one knew what the future holds for either Adidas or Ye. However, several months into the year, Adidas decided to make the wise choice of cutting back on its losses to sell all remaining Yeezy stock

Up till now, we got 2 releases, one in May and the other in August. They included both new releases and restocks of older silhouettes. As for the promised third Yeezy sale that was supposed to happen this November, yeah we’re no longer getting it. It was postponed indefinitely! And here we thought, things couldn’t get any worse! 

2024

By the end of January 2023, Adidas went back on the decision to indefinitely postpone Yeezy releases and confirmed the third Yeezy sale. However, after unveiling the upcoming lineup, Ye wasted no time expressing his anger on social media. Where he shared the fact that Adidas will be selling new Yeezy colorways he neither made nor will be paid for…

However, since Adidas basically has rights over all Yeezy products except the brand name itself, these Yeezys will be dropping whether Ye likes it or not. And, as usual, they’ll be making resellers tons of money on the resale market. So, to learn more about the Yeezys dropping in 2024, click here!

NOT AN EXPERT YET?

So, if you’ve made it through this lesson on all Yeezy shoes and stuck until the end, congratulations! You are now a certified Yeezy Expert. And, understandably, you may still have a few questions. Like where they are made? Or, how to resell them online? OR, how to buy Yeezys in bulk?

All of these answers and more can be found in our blog.

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