With so much industry-wide influence, it’s hard to track down an itemize every single Kanye West-designed sneaker.

Here, we outline every release from 2007 to the present day, showing just how deep West’s sneaker roots run.

Kanye West x BAPE Bapesta (2007)

Kanye West x BAPE Bapesta (2007)This collab was limited to one ultra-rare release, and was based on the color scheme of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout. This sneaker was released at the peak of the Bapesta’s—and BAPE’s—streetwear relevance. It also boasted West’s unofficial mascot, the “dropout bear”—and was the last time a Kanye West shoe collaboration would entail West simply recoloring an existing silhouette.

Kanye West x BAPE Bapesta “The College Dropout”
Release Date: January 2, 2007

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton (2009)

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton (2009)This collection was the first time the world would see a Kanye West-designed sneaker, and they made their debut at Paris Fashion Week in early 2009. (In fact, this was the same week that the legendary “South Park” photo would be snapped, in which West is standing beside friends like Fonzworth Bentley and Virgil Abloh, wearing a pair of the “Don” sneakers.)

Named after West’s longtime friends, including fellow creative Don “Don C” Crawley, his barber Ibn Jasper, and his then-G.O.O.D. Music signee Mr. Hudson, these sneakers were inspired by ‘80s sci-fi movies and seemed to—intentionally or not—mirror West’s spoiler-like hairstyle of the time. The color schemes ranged from minimal (white) to eclectic (tan, brown, pink), while the standouts—a red pair of the “Dons”—would foreshadow the Red Octobers to come. These kicks, which retailed from $840-$1,170, set the stage for a decade of high-fashion sneakers and designers collaborating with musicians on luxury streetwear.

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton “Don”
Release Date: 2009

These sci-fi inspired shoes featured a rear spoiler that would make a Porsche ducktail jealous. In addition, they had an extended length tongue, and were crafted of the finest Louis Vuitton leather. And in their all-red colorway they made the biggest splash—both in public and on the runway.

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton “Jasper”
Release Date: 2009

An even more radical design that was a high-top with a major contrasting color scheme with a pink sole and tan/brown upper. These kicks, named after West’s longtime barber Ibn Jasper, boasted two straps across the toe and ankle that would define Kanye West’s sneaker designs for years to come.

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton “Mr. Hudson”
Release Date: 2009

West’s take on the iconic boat shoe featured the same rear spoiler design as well as added tassel laces. In hindsight these shoes were likely the most wearable of the bunch.

(Pictured Above: Kanye West x Louis Vuitton “Don”)

Nike Air Yeezy 1 (2009)

Nike Air Yeezy 1 (2009)It’s easy to forget in today’s world of Off-White and Fear of God Nikes, but when we first saw samples of the Nike Air Yeezy 1 back in 2008, they were an enormous deal. See, at the time, Nike had never created a signature sneaker for a non-athlete. As such, the release of the Yeezy 1 would change the industry forever. The Air Yeezy 1, which was co-designed by Nike’s Mark Smith, was defined by its ultra-high top design, Jordan III-esque sole unit, and strap across the toe box—a feature West would return to numerous times both at Nike and later adidas.

Thinking back to the release of the Air Yeezy 1 triggers some heavy nostalgia, given the lack of apps, bots, and other nonsense that surrounded it. You wanted a pair? You waited in line, perhaps for days, outside your local Nike retailer and prayed to the sneaker gods for mercy. At $225 a pop, they were way more expensive than anything else in Nike’s line-up. But this once again opened the floodgates for the decade-plus since of high-end Nikes with big price tags.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Zen Gray”
Release Date: April 4, 2009

With a sole unit and toe box strap pattern inspired by classic Air Jordans, the Air Yeezy 1 in “Zen Grey” was the first Nike Air Yeezy to hit shelves. The shoe had an ultra high-top design and glow in the dark sole—apropos for the time as West had just wrapped up a global “Glow in the Dark” tour.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Blink”
Release Date: May 4, 2009

The most contrasty of the color schemes was “Blink”—a black and pink combo which allowed the textures of the strap to pop and upped the sneakers’ futuristic qualities. In 2009, the year of their release, these shoes would be rocked by celebrities like Lil Wayne and Kobe Bryant, solidifying their legendary status.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net Tan”
Release Date: June 1, 2009

The third and final Air Yeezy 1 colorway featured a tan leather upper and gray strap with pink design details that would set the stage for future earth-toned Kanye West sneaker designs.

(Pictured Above: Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Zen Gray”)

Nike Air Yeezy 2 (2012-2014)

Nike Air Yeezy 2 (2012-2014)Three years after the Nike Air Yeezy 1, the Air Yeezy 2 would hit shelves in a 5,000 pair, limited edition fashion, with a $245 price tag and one less colorway than the Yeezy 1—at least for the 2012 drop. Designed alongside Nike’s Nathan Van Hook, the sole unit was swapped over to that from a Nike Air Tech Challenge II, and featured a reptile-esque texture on the upper that was in line with West’s Givenchy-heavy wardrobe of the time. The sneakers also featured an Egyptian hieroglyphic-like bird inside of a circle inside of a triangle embossed on the tongue, which only (hilariously) fueled people’s Illuminati conspiracy theories. Like the Air Yeezy 1, the Yeezy 2’s release was quaint by comparison to today’s tech-heavy drops, dropping online and in store, sometimes by raffle in the latter case.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Solar Red”
Release Date: June 9, 2012

The Solar Red color—which was more of a black and pink similar to the “Blink” Air Yeezy 1, put the Air Yeezy 2’s reptile upper on full display. Look closely and you can also see the bird logo on the tongue. The kicks also featured a glow in the dark sole and golden lace tips.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”
Release Date: June 9, 2012

The more dirty-able of the two colorways was a light gray-dark gray combo that also boasted a pink sock lining and glow in the dark sole.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
Release Date: February 11, 2014

The most famous of the three Nike Air Yeezy 2s was the one that was released in unexpected fashion and was name-checked on Yeezus. Whereas previous Air Yeezys had relied on a combo of design and color combos, the Red Octobers let the shoe’s design do most of the talking by featuring a completely solid color scheme. For what it’s worth, the October-named sneakers actually dropped in February of 2014.

(Pictured Above: *Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”)

History of Kanye West x adidas (2015-Present)

History of Kanye West x adidas (2015-Present) During West’s public Nike-bashing tour in late 2013, he pointed to two big reasons repeatedly that ultimately caused the split. The first was that Nike denied his request to receive royalties on future sneaker drops—something they only did previously for Michael Jordan. The second gripe had to do with what he time and time again referred to as being “marginalized,” which to him, referred to the fact that Nike only wanted West to design sneakers in small, limited-edition runs—not back his vision for a larger sub-brand of the Swoosh. (Once again, a opportunity afforded to His Airness). After discussions, adidas agreed on both fronts, and the rest is history.

Perhaps no shoe has ever been more hotly anticipated by sneakerheads than the Yeezy Boost 750. Leaks of weird slip-on shoes precluded the actual drop on Valentine’s Day 2015, and were the cornerstone of a truly insane week in modern NYC fashion history. Over the course of a few days, the NBA All-Star Game, New York Fashion Week (which also included the Yeezy Season 1 show and debut of the song “Wolves,”), and West’s new kicks—even the low-top 350—all descended upon the Big Apple.

Five years later, the chaos of that moment—which climaxed with customers getting to meet West in person at adidas’s Houston Street store in NYC as they picked up their new prized possessions—hasn’t really sustained. Today, Yeezy Boosts, particularly the 350 v2 (first released in 2016), drop every other week in some new iteration, making the resale market on them not nearly as fruitful as it was in the early Yeezy Boost days. Then again, this was always West’s intention. He never wanted to be known just for limited-editions and hype—he wanted to make shoes that people would actually wear. The naysayers have also been silenced along the way, particularly when last year in 2019, Forbes reported that West is on his way to making Yeezy a billion dollar empire.

Don’t think West can’t create buzz though; Yeezy still knows how to get the people going. This past week, at NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, brought back to mind that first Yeezy Boost drop. Millions of sneakers later, West proved that he can still get the kids to pour into the streets for a new model from the Yeezy line-up—literally. In this case, the new Yeezy Quantum and Yeezy Quantum Basketball—the label’s first foray into true performance wear—were handed out for free via a fleet of SHERP ATVs, which also made an appearance in West’s “Closed On Sunday” music video. Kids didn’t just hustle to get a pair, they chased the ATVs down the street.

Ultimately, where Yeezy goes from here has yet to be seen. While the brand’s non-sneaker footwear, like its boots and slides, are actually well-made and subtle wardrobe staples, the question remains if West can finally jump over the Jumpman in terms of sales.

Yeezy Boost 750 (2015-2016)

Yeezy Boost 750 (2015-2016)The high-top Yeezy Boost 750 hasn’t returned since 2016, and against today’s style backdrop feels specific to its time. But when they debuted, they were so distinctly Yeezy that their lack of release in recent memory has only added to the shoe’s legacy. Inspired by equal parts basketball sneaker and military boot, the 750s are true showstoppers (and bank-breakers). They, like the Air Yeezys, feature a distinctive toe strap, but added things like adidas Boost technology and a zipper for easier entry.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “OG Light Brown”
Release Date: February 14, 2015

The first Yeezy Boost ever was done up in a light grey suede with a white sole (even though they’re officially dubbed “light brown”)—a signal at West’s then newfound love for all things muted. The shoes came with two pairs of laces, one of which were hiking laces and the others flat white laces. The ridge midsole is also a feature that would find a home on the low top 350 v1. One notable feature of the OG 750s was their price—$350—making these squarely between the realm of everyday sneakers and high-end designer versions.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Triple Black”
Release Date:* February 15, 2015

The blacked-out version of the 750 was loved for its stark, minimal appearance, as well as the quality of the suede. However, like all Boost shoes of the time, the white Boost sole was exposed on the outsole, which to some fans detracted from the overall look.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Glow in the Dark”
Release Date: June 11, 2016

The Yeezy 750s that most harkened back to West’s Nike days featured a glow in the dark sole, though the shoe’s glow potential wasn’t obvious at first glance. Stealth glow technology, folks.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Gum”
Release Date: October 15, 2016

Featuring an actual light brown suede upper and what was a new, translucent sole, these kicks were originally thought to be a reissue of the Glow in the Darks, though they turned out to be a colorway unto themselves.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “OG Light Brown”)

Yeezy Boost 350 v1 (2015)

Yeezy Boost 350 v1 (2015)According to West, these shoes were designed alongside other big name talent like Virgil Abloh and Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia, and the original 350 set the stage for the core of Yeezy’s business as we know it today. Much more unassuming than the 750, the original 350 had a heavy sock sneaker feel that allowed the style to crossover from hypebeasts to “people who like comfortable shoes.” That’s of course, if you could get your hands on a pair of the OGs.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v1 “Turtledove”
Release Date: June 27, 2015

The original low-top Yeezy 350 was a massive success, given the hype surrounding West’s still-new collaboration as well as the style’s more wearable look. The Turtledove upper was a gray and black textured look in a single piece of fabric that boasted a single stitch up the toe box as well as a contrast tan loop on the heel. The sole unit echoed the high-top 750 as well as the hiking inspired laces.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v1 “Pirate Black”
Release Date: August 22, 2015

A blacked out version of the same pattern featured on the Turtledoves, these kicks became instant grails and were worn by celebs like Pharrell Williams and die-hard sneaker fans.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v1 “Moonrock”
Release Date: November 14, 2015

The “Moonrock” returned to West’s preferred muted colors cheme and were done up in a beautiful dusty green.

adidas Yeezy 350 v1 “Oxford Tan”
Release Date: December 29, 2015

Also in-line with West’s tan-heavy Yeezy Season 2 collection (which never reached stores, unfortunately), the Oxford tans doused the Yeezy 350 in a killer khaki.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v1 “Turtledove”)

adidas Yeezy Boot 950 (2015)

adidas Yeezy Boot 950 (2015)Yeezy’s take on the duck boot was oversized, pre-Cyber truck apocalyptic minimalism at work. A little bit hiking boot and a little bit “Bean Boot”, it’s the perfect fusion of retro military style with West’s vision for the future of American fashion staples.

adidas Yeezy 950 “Pirate Black”
Release Date: October 29, 2015

adidas Yeezy 950 “Moonrock”
Release Date: October 29, 2015

adidas Yeezy 950 “Peyote”
Release Date: October 29, 2015

adidas Yeezy 950 “Chocolate”
Release Date: October 29, 2015

adidas Yeezy Boot 1050
Release Date: Cancelled; Never Released

This slimmer, more refined on the duck boot style debuted at Yeezy Season 3’s epic Madison Square Garden reveal and featured a Gore-Tex upper, but never saw the light of day on production lines.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy 950 “Moonrock”)

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 (2016-Present)

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 (2016-Present) Today, when people think of Yeezys, this is the sneaker that comes to mind. The sock upper was given more texture and stretch over the v1s, which allowed the shoes to act as a canvas for infinite color combos and mixtures, as well as a new “SPLY 350” knitted into the radial side. Meanwhile, the new shape made these kicks just a little more aggressive in their look. Since its release, the v2 has been sold in over 30 iterations, as well as in kids and infant sizes. Though Yeezys are now for the whole fam, some models are still managing to get sneakerheads excited (like any new models that are region specific or reflective), while others have become a staple of any casual style fan.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Beluga”
Release Date: September 24, 2016

The first v2 saw a bold, new, striped Primeknit upper, gray color scheme, and a show-y orange stripe on the shoe’s outside. Though the shoe was completely revamped for the v2, the sole unit remained quite similar to the v1. The shoe also boasted a new, neon-orange stripe into the upper, with the letter and number combo “SPLY 350” knitted in.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core Black/Red Stripe”
Release Date: November 23, 2016

Released alongside the black, copper, and green versions, this version made the stripe the star of the new 350 v2 on the “Core Red” version.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core Black/White Stripe”
Release Date: November 23, 2016

The most Oreo-like of all the Yeezy 350 v2s.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core Black/Copper Stripe”
Release Date: November 23, 2016

A subtle take on this model, the copper version combined a classic solid black upper with the signature Yeezy brown.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core Green”
Release Date: November 23, 2016

A little bit of army inspiration on the v2s.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Black/Red”
Release Date: February 11, 2017

Colloquially known as the “Bred” 350 v2s, this style added a hoop on the heel that hadn’t previously been seen on the v2. In lieu of a stripe, the SPLY 350 text was stitched into the upper on its own.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Zebra”
Release Date: February 15, 2017

One of the most rationally named 350 v2 sneakers, these black and white Yeezys were another smash hit for the label, proving once again that Chicago colorways work well even on adidas kicks.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Cream White”
Release Date: April 29, 2017

One of the most widely released Yeezys to date, these were the first v2s not to feature text stitched into the upper. Later re-releases would solidify their status as an everyman staple.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Semi Frozen Yellow”
Release Date: November 18, 2017

Like a Yeezy 350 v2 “Zebra” that was left at Chernobyl, the Semi Frozen Yellow v2s also boasted a new gum sole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Beluga 2.0”
Release Date: November 25, 2017

An updated version of the original v2s, the 2.0 Belugas replaced the bright orange stripe with more tonal gray and a bold SPLY 350 on the side.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Blue Tint”
Release Date: December 16, 2017

Like a muted Zebra that was washed out in skylight, the Blue Tints also featured a subtle translucent sole unit.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Butter”
Release Date: June 30, 2018

A toasty update the solid Yeezy 350 v2 line-up, this close cousin of the “Cream” 350 v2 was one of the more widely available v2 models since release.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Sesame”
Release Date: November 23, 2018

A nice complement to the Butters, the Sesames were even toastier, featuring a solid tan upper and gum sole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Trfrm”
Release Date: March 16, 2019

The first Yeezy to feature a strange, coded name, these sorbet pink Yeezys also boasted a new upper with a transparent panel. The soles even feature a two tone design, with the pink acting as a core to a translucent outer section. These were also a Europe-only exclusive.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Hyperspace”
Release Date: March 16, 2019

A unique light blue and tan combo that also featured a transparent cutout in the upper and multi-hue sole unit.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Clay”
Release Date: March 20, 2019

A more saturated color story (an orange pink) dominates the upper of the “Clay” v2s, these v2s featured a bright orange heel tab to set off the style.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Glow”
Release Date: May 17, 2019

Featuring a glow in the dark sole, Yeezy showed that in 2019, this feature is still something he loves to lean on in order to give new sneakers an extra pop of (nocturnal) color.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Static Black (Non-RF)”
Release Date: June 06, 2019

These shoes kicked off the latest era of Yeezy 350 v2 sneakers, namely in that they came in a wide release, non-reflective version, and a super-limited reflective version. Most similar in design to the breds or the Pirate Black 350s, these retained the transparent stripe from earlier models.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Static Black (RF)”
Release Date: June 06, 2019

The same as the above, but with a coated, 3M Primeknit upper.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Synth (Non-RF)”
Release Date: June 21, 2019

Continuing with the above theme, these kicks take the non-reflective/reflective duo to a new level by doing it up on this peach-ish style.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Synth (RF)”
Release Date: June 21, 2019

These shoes shined like crazy when contrasted against the more natural hue of the upper. This pair was specific to the Triple A of continents—Africa, Asia, and Australia.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Antlia (Non-RF)”
Release Date: June 21, 2019

These shoes were released at the same time as the previous two sneakers above, but done up in a pale yellow. This pair was Europe-only exclusive.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Antlia (RF)”
Release Date: June 21, 2019

A reflective twist on the pale yellow v2s.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Lundmark (Non-RF)”
Release Date: July 11, 2019

Yeezy kept the theme going—solid upper, earth tone colorway, non-reflective upper. This pair was specific to North and South America.

didas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Lundmark (RF)”
Release Date: July 11, 2019

Once again, this is a reflective counterpart to a wide-release Yeezy.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Cloud White (Non-RF)”
Release Date: September 21, 2019

The cloud whites featured a white and pale blue combo that gave a soft edge to the futuristic-looking kicks.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Cloud White (RF)”
Release Date: September 21, 2019

Even the calm Cloud Whites still came in a reflective iteration that sneakerheads drooled over.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Citrin (Non-RF)”
Release Date: September 23, 2019

Similar to the Lundmark in its tan Primeknit upper design, but with a new gum sole to keep this era of Yeezys going.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Citrin (RF)”
Release Date: September 23, 2019

What would a new Yeezy in 2019 be without a reflective upper version?

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yezreel (Non-RF)”
Release Date: December 17, 2019

A neon green and black upper gave this version of the non-reflective Yeezy lineup an almost comic book feel.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yezreel (RF)”
Release Date: December 17, 2019

The 3M fabric gave the upper a more pronounced, radioactive feel on the reflective version.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yecheil (Non-RF)”
Release Date: December 19, 2019

One of the quirkiest colored Yeezys to date, this smattering of colors included a Primeknit upper composed of a black base, with purple, red, yellow and blue accents.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yecheil (RF)”
Release Date: December 19, 2019

The shoes got even more wild with the addition of a reflective pair.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yeshaya (Non-RF)”
Release Date: January 25, 2020

Yet another neutral-hued 350, this time boasting a gray textured upper with an off-white sole and gum outsole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Yeshaya (RF)”
Release Date: January 25, 2020

As it stands, the final in the series of the reflective / non-reflective Yeezy 350s (for now).

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Marsh”
Release Date: February 01, 2020

The Primeknit upper was more solid than it had been for a while on the Reflective/non-Reflective models, and replaced the see-through panel with gray fibers and a new, darker, brown sock liner was added. This pair was exclusive to Yeezy Supply (West’s direct-to-consumer site for all things Yeezy).

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Earth”
Release Date: February 22, 2020

An exclusive to North America, the “Earth” Yeezy saw a saturated brown Primeknit, transparent stripe and a solid brown sole where previous models opted for more translucent pieces.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Tail Light”
Release Date: February 22, 2020

Bold color pops returned with the Tail Lights, featuring a light gray upper and transparent stripe that faded into a bright orange. The neon orange heel tab also gave these kicks a sports car look, hence the name. This sneaker was specific to Europe.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Flax”
Release Date: February 22, 2020

Exclusive to Asia and Africa, the “Flax” saw another subtle Yeezy iteration, with a yellow-ish tan Primeknit upper and light gray translucent sole.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Beluga”)

adidas Yeezy Powerphase (2017-2019)

adidas Yeezy Powerphase (2017-2019)The simplest, most regular guy sneaker in the Yeezy line-up is hardly a Yeezy at all. The 1980s tennis shoe was adidas’ version of a Reebok Workout, brought back with “Calabasas” gold foil lettering. Today, the powerphase remains the subtlest way to rock Yeezys.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Core White”
Release Date: March 28, 2017

The original Yeezy Powerphase, these use a soft off-white leather on top of a simple, solid sole and “Calabasas” lettering. The adidas name also graces the heel via embossed lettering.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas Gray”
Release Date: December 19, 2017

Named after West’s adopted hometown in California, these have a Cali-cool laid back feel when done up in the signature supple leather and a medium gray colorway.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Core Black”
Release Date: March 17, 2018

Continuing the theme of the Powerphase, this solid black leather upper gives these kicks an ultra-minimal appearance, though the gold lettering pops a little more against the stark black backdrop.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Simple Brown”
Release Date: September 18, 2019

Released alongside the last two colorways on Yeezy Supply, these sneakers change the formula for the Powerphase by being done up in suede, rather than flat leather.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Clear Brown”
Release Date: September 18, 2019

Somewhere between gray and brown, these put the Yeezy color theme on full display in this incredibly subtle but beautiful hue.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Quiet Gray”
Release Date: September 18, 2019

An off-white suede upper made these just as wearable as any of the Powerphase sneakers before it, with a slight twist in hue from the OGs to make them stand out from other pairs.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Core White”)

adidas Yeezy 500 (2018-2019)

adidas Yeezy 500 (2018-2019)Combining elements of the adidas “Feet You Wear” outsole from the 1990s with a military boot inspired upper, the Yeezy 500 signaled that Kanye West still has the ability to shock and awe with new sneaker designs. Colloquially dubbed the “Desert Rat” after rumored colorways and early teasers, these shoes definitely look like something you’d rock in the Sahara…but you know, just to get a fit off before returning to some central A/C.

adidas Yeey 500 “Blush”
Release Date: February 16,2018

Originally dropping during NBA All Star Weekend 2018, this light-colored Yeezy 500 was ultimately restocked and given a wider release later that year in April 2018.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow”
Release Date: June 9, 2018

Originally released in 2017 as part of a bundle pack alongside Yeezy Season 6 pieces, the “Super Moon Yellow” 500s featured a soft, almost banana-inspired yellow hue to complement the adiPrene sole unit that was lifted from adidas’s “Feet You Wear” ’90s basketball kicks.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Salt”
Release Date: November 30, 2018

This take on the 500 featured the brand’s signature near-blue gray, salt.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Utility Black”
Release Date: July 7, 2018

The suede upper and mesh paneling on the 500 gave the utility black version an almost Batman vibe.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Soft Vision”
Release Date: November 2, 2019

One slight tweak shook up the 500 formula in the form of a gum sole. The pink upper was also a little more daring than previous 500s, but still retained the warm tonal spirit.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Stone”
Release Date: November 23, 2019

Every 500 to date has had a simple formula that’s worked—a solid hue that doesn’t overpower the bulky, insanely unique silhouette of the shoe.

adidas Yeezy 500 High “Slate”
Release Date: December 16, 2019

Late in 2019, a single high top version of the 500 emerged, making for a shoe that is basically a hybrid between the 500 and the Yeezy Desert Boot (see below). Unlike 500s before it, this version featured two colors, with a slate upper and off-white sole.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy 500 “Stone”)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 (2018-2019)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 (2018-2019)Just as the “dad sneaker” trend was building momentum, the Yeezy Boost 700—which first debuted at the Yeezy Season 5 Show in early 2017—turned it into a tidal wave. The shoe was a departure from the more futuristic-looking styles Yeezy was known for, instead combining modern elements with classic ’90s running kicks. The colorway made a splash as well, combining teal, orange and lime green elements into one can’t miss sneaker that has since gone on to be incredibly popular.

didas Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner”
Release Date: April 1, 2018

The original Wave Runner was a massive shock to the system, incorporating a range of colors including teal, green, black, gray, orange, and lime green into one show-stopping silhouette. 3M details graced the three stripes underneath the panel on the side of the shoe as well as the lace loop near the toe box. Overall, the sneakers are an incredibly dense mix of shapes—the teardrops on the midsole, the angular cuts around the toe box, and the mix of materials like leather and suede—creating for an unmistakable design by the legendary Steven Smith alongside West. These sneakers gave new life to the Yeezy brand. In 2019, these kicks were also released in kids and infant sizes.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Mauve”
Release Date: October 27, 2018

A more subdued colorway for the 700 was accented with green touches as well as the 700s signature mix of patterns and textures, including brown-ish purple leather panels, mesh, suede and laces.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Salt”
Release Date: February 23, 2019

The “Salt” colorway saw the 700 go monochromatic in this light gray iteration. A slightly tonal suede was also used to elevate the style to an overall more luxurious appearance.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Inertia”
Release Date: March 19, 2019

Another modest colorway of the 700, the Inertia combined light gray elements and panels with a dusty pink accent color.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Analog”
Release Date: April 27, 2019

This style took the “Salt” inspiration to the extreme, with the “Analog” being an even more pure white version of the dad sneaker style.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Utility Black”
Release Date: June 29, 2019

These Yeezy 700s are entirely blacked out, save for their gum sole, which inspires the “utility” name. The gum sole gives the sneakers a more militant vibe and saves them from venturing too far into true dad-sneaker territory.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Magnet”
Release Date: June 19, 2010

With a midsole that is almost identical to the OG Wave Runners, the Magnets go heavy on gray around the toe box and boast a gum sole for added cool factor.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Teal Blue”
Release Date: October 26, 2019

This mix of gray, tan and light blue makes for a sneaker that can stand in more than stand out, which occasionally is a good thing even when you’re rocking Yeezys.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Carbon Blue”
Release Date: December 18, 2019

The most similar to the original Wave Runner style, the Carbon Blue returned to its multi-color roots, replacing the lime green and off-white elements with shades of blue to give them a cool tone.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner”)

adidas Yeezy 700 v2 (2018-2019)

adidas Yeezy 700 v2 (2018-2019) Featuring the same overall design language of the OG 700, but updates with a more angular shape and redesigned reflective stripes on the upper, the 700 v2 debuted in 2018 in a non-Boost form. Since then, Boost has been added to the sneaker, as have many colorways that mirror the ones offered in the 700 v1.

adidas Yeezy 700 v2 “Static”
Release Date: December 29, 2018

Though the originals didn’t feature adidas’ massively popular Boost technology, the “Static” 700 v2s—a mix of silver, white, gray, and black—turned out to be a massive hit anyway. The shoe doubled down on the reflective detailing, featuring it on stripes alongside major portions of the upper.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 “Geode”
Release Date: March 23, 2019

The Geodes are a return to the earth-toned hues that Yeezy is known for, combining the futuristic elements of the 700 v2 with the classic tones of the natural world.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 “Vanta”
Release Date: June 6, 2019

The first completely blacked out Yeezy 700, the Vantas show off the styling and panels of the shoes without any other nonsense. No wonder they remain one of the most difficult 700s to come by.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 “Tephra”
Release Date: June 15, 2019

Another Earthy Yeezy, this time with a tan upper accented with gray details, a dark gray sole and gum outsole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 “Inertia”
Release Date: September 17, 2019

Replicating the same color scheme from the v1 “Inertia,” the v2 version features a gray upper and tan outsole with pink detailing on the midsole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 “Hospital Blue”
Release Date: September 29, 2019

Essentially as if the “Static” got the “vivid cool” filter on your iPhone, this beautiful dusty blue hue ain’t exactly scrubs color despite its name.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy 700 v2 “Static”)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v3 (2019-Present)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v3 (2019-Present)The latest iteration of the 700 style is a more low-cut model that brings the style all the way into the present. Almost completely gone is the dad sneaker inspiration, as the shoe is now complete with a neoprene liner, a rubberized upper, and an exaggerated sole design. This, alongside the new basketball style from Yeezy and adidas, signal a return to the forward-looking design ethos for Yeezy that the brand was founded on.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v3 “Azael”
Release Date: December 23, 2019

Featuring a rubberized, off-white upper panel with white and gray knit underneath, the Azael’s thick heel is intended to give these a comfortable ride. The icy blue sole gives the shoe a little more style, while their cushy neoprene liner makes these the coziest 700s yet.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v3 “Alvah”
Release Date: February 15, 2020

Bringing murdered-out vibes to the 700 v3 is the “Alvah,” which brings a new intensity to the 700 v3 silhouette.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v3 “Azael”)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN (2020 – Present)

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN (2020 - Present)Retaining the overall shape of the 700 v1, the MNVN version of the sneaker replaces the upper materials with neoprene and 3M reflective detailing that spell out “700” when light hits them.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN “Triple Black”
Release Date: February 0, 2020

One of the most badass Yeezys to date, the mix of color and materials make these look like something worn by a particularly cool member of special forces. Or, just someone who is concerned about safety given their 3M reflective “700” on the side.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN “Orange”
Release Date: February 28, 2020

If you’re particularly…cautious (get it?), the orange version of the 700 is sure to get you spotted. Released exclusively in Los Angeles and Paris in February, with a wider release expected later in March.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN “Orange”)

adidas Yeezy 380 (2019-Present)

adidas Yeezy 380 (2019-Present)The 380 dropped in 2019 as a cousin of the 350 v2. In fact, the Aliens were originally called the Yeezy Boost 350 v3 according to reports before ultimately donning the 380. They do feature a lot of the same design language as the v2, including a knit upper, transparent stripe, and overall look, but feature a new Rorschach-ian print and translucent sole that drops the ridged look of the v2. These shoes really are other worldly, even if the Kanye West song they’re named after (Alien) will never hit (official) airwaves here on Earth.

adidas Yeezy 380 “Alien”
Release Date: December 2, 2019

Named after extraterrestrial beings, these kicks don a glow-like (but not glow in the dark) green hue and an oblong shape that one could say resembles a spaceship.

adidas Yeezy 380 “Mist Reflective”
Release Date: February 29, 2020

The 380 gets in one the reflective fun, replacing the green from the Aliens for a bronze and a gum outsole, and adding reflective fibers to the upper to make these truly fit pic worthy.

adidas Yeezy 380 “Mist”
Release Date: March 25, 2020

Following on the heels of a reflective iteration (as opposed to releasing at roughly the same time) the Yeezy 380 “Mist” still maintains that gray and creamsicle orange color palette, providing more contrast between light and dark sections on the upper (in lieu of the reflective treatment).

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy 380 “Alien”)

adidas Yeezy Boost Quantum & Quantum Basketball (2020-Present)

adidas Yeezy Boost Quantum & Quantum Basketball (2020-Present) Release Date: February 16, 2020

Kanye West’s first inspiration in sneakers was Michael Jordan and his Air Jordan brand. West had discussed time and time again how he would draw Air Jordans in school, and his first Nike Air Yeezy even used a Jordan sole unit as an homage to his sneaker hero. West’s desire to receive royalties on sneaker sales is an idea he got from Jordan, too. West, however, has never before made a shoe that could be used the way Air Jordans were originally intended—on the hardwood… that is, until now. With the release of the adidas Yeezy Boost Quantum Basketball. Brandon Ingram of the Pelicans was the first NBA athlete to wear the shoes during a game, albeit the All-Star Game in Chicago, in the same Arena where Jordan became the GOAT. There’s also a lifestyle version of the Quantum that features a slightly less aggressive cut, showing that Yeezy will always be dedicated to looking fresh in the streets. Both sneakers were released exclusively at All Star Weekend in Chicago and caused borderline street mobs as they were dropped via SHERP ATVs on the streets.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Boost Quantum Basketball)

adidas Yeezy Desert Boot (2019)

adidas Yeezy Desert Boot (2019)adidas Yeezy Desert Boot “Rock”
Release Date: April 13, 2019A desert boot in a desert-inspired colorway, this “Rock” boot mirrors multiple concepts for Yeezy brand boots, incorporating the hiking-meets-military boot inspiration that West often incorporated into his non-sneaker Yeezy footwear. 

adidas Yeezy Desert Boot “Oil”
Release Date: April 20, 2019*

Akin to the “Rock” boot, this “Oil” boot follows the same hiking boot inspirations, this time covered in an inky, all-black colorway.

adidas Yeezy Desert Boot “Salt”
Release Date: September 14, 2019

A hiking boot inspiration style was made by Yeezy for Season 6, but adidas took over the project in late 2019 to drop a more affordable version of its own. This “Salt” iteration gives the boot in a mineral gray-white colorway.

(Pictured Above: adidas Yeezy Desert Boot “Rock”)*

Other Yeezy Season Footwear Styles

Other Yeezy Season Footwear StylesOutside of the adidas arena, Yeezy itself has dabbled in the footwear space on heels, boots, and the occasional offshoot sneaker, too.

Yeezy Season 2 Military Crepe Boots
Release Date: June 6, 2016

Part desert boot, part army boot, part gladiator footwear, these ultra-high suede boots feature a thick crepe sole making for a squishy, comfortable ride. They came in two colors—taupe and oil—and retailed for over $600.

Yeezy Crepe Sole Sneakers
Release Date: January 1, 2018

A low top version of the crepe sole boots, these remain the only sneakers made by Yeezy not in collaboration with adidas. Like the boots they boast a thick rubbery sole meant to be worn in and worn on any occasion.

Yeezy Nylon Slipper
Release Date: March 30, 2018

A cushy-ride slide with an oversized tongue strap. Giant pairs were made for comedic purposes and used in the video for Kanye West’s song, “I Love It.”

Yeezy Military Boots (Season 3)
Release Date: November 4, 2016

A sleek take on classic standard-issue boots from the Army, these boots featured a curvy sole unit that made them look more luxurious and modern. They came in tan, brown, and even a bold orange for the more flex-prone among us.

Yeezy Military Boots (Season 4)
Release Date: April 24, 2017

These boots closely resembled the boots actually worn by the Army, with their leather and mesh upper and thick sole, and came in two colorways—tan and oil (dark brown). Even in 2020, these are a favorite of Kanye West, as he’s often spotted wearing them with Kapital cords or Levi’s jeans.

Yeezy Military Boots (Season 5)
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Featuring a more streamlined appearance and lower ankle height than previous seasons, the Season 5 military boots also came in a range of interesting patterns and colors, including camo, a tan/brown colorblocked combo, alongside staples like tan.

Yeezy Nubuck Boots (Season 5)
Release Date: August 1, 2017

A pared down version of the brand’s military boots, these were absent of any paneling on the upper and done up in one solid nubuck fabric and one color as well.

Yeezy Slide
Release Date: December 6, 2019

The Yeezy slide got an even more everyman design overhaul with a rubberized version of the style. No straps, no stress, all swag.


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