adidas YEEZY 500 HIGH “Slate” Gets an Official Release Date.
We’ve heard about them for months and now we finally have an official look. Kanye West and Adidas have officially unveiled the YEEZY 500 HIGH “Slate.” The latest Adidas YEEZY sneaker from Kanye is a high-top take on the popular YEEZY 500. As expected it features West’s signature earthy color palettes with a basketball-style twist.
Firstly, the shoe is made of elastane as well as leather/cow suede accents. The shoes upper features a layered look that sits between a sneaker and a boot (think the original YEEZY boot). Although each piece is dressed in a dark slate hue, the different types of materials used add welcomed tonal accents. The high collar gives the shoe extra padding, while the sail-colored adiPRENE midsole gives the shoe a welcomed color contrast.
If you squint your eyes a little bit. They somewhat resemble the Adidas Crazy 8 that Kobe Bryant wore when he first entered the league. Which isn’t a bad thing at all.
The Adidas YEEZY 500 HIGH “Slate” drops on December 16 on adidas.com/yeezy exclusively in men’s sizes. The MSRP is set at $220. Take a look at the images below and let us know if you plan on copping.